Blackwell’s Edinburgh presents The Monthly Book Quiz: if you know your Waugh from your Peace and your Meyer from your Heyer, try this monthly quiz. Teams of up to five can enter. 6-7.15pm, Caffe Nero, Blackwell’s, South Bridge. Free and unticketed, but get there early as space is limited. For more information contact Ann Landmann on 0131 622 8216 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Scran Salon: each month Edinburgh’s Scran Salon brings together people with a love of food. Focusing on the food community in Scotland, Scran attracts producers, chefs, owners, customers, writers, promoters and enthusiastic eaters, giving an opportunity for these sometimes disparate groups to come together. 7-9pm, Hemma, Holyrood Road. Free, but please book in advance via eventbrite. More information about Scran here.
Edinburgh Humanist Society: this month historian and librarian Patrick Landri of the Alliance Francaise de Glasgow talks about Laicite (the absence of religious involvement in government affairs, and of government involvement in religious affairs) in France. A Q & A session and discussion will follow. 7.30-9.30pm, Royal Overseas League, 100 Princes Street. Free. More information here.
Tricolour: monthly night showcasing three different spoken word and poetry talents. Three different voices, three different styles, three different takes on life. This month: Ryan Van Winkle, Kevin McLean and Jane McKie. 6.30pm, National Library of Scotland, George IV Bridge. Free places can be booked here or by calling 0131 623 3734.
University of Edinburgh Open Day: for students considering undergraduate entry to the university in 2015. Find out about student life in Edinburgh, explore the campus, learn more about the range of degrees available and ask questions about admissions, accommodation and job prospects. 9.30am-3.30pm, University of Edinburgh (various sites including Edinburgh College of Art and Reid School of Music.) Advance booking essential via eventbrite. More information and programme here.
Lunchtime Concert: Rita Schindler – harp. 12.15pm, St Giles’ Cathedral, High Street. Free.
Into The Wynd: an exhibition of environmental portraits of residents of Cables Wynd House, Leith by photographer Derek Anderson. 10am-8pm Monday-Wednesday and 10am-5pm Thursday, Friday and Saturday until 12th September 2014, Leith Library, 28-30 Ferry Road.