Nerd Nite London is a monthly event where three speakers give 18-21 minute fun-yet-informative talks across all disciplines, while the audience drinks along. This April we’re going to be learning about bringing stuff back from Mars, whether we should trust the chemical industry and what typefaces taste like.

Be there and be square. 

Address: The Backyard Comedy Club, 231 Cambridge Heath Road, London E2 0EL / Online

Details: Wed 20 April 2022. Doors open at 7PM, event starts at 7.30PM.
The online stream* will go live at 7:15PM, with the speakers starting at 7.30PM and will be available for around 24 hours. Tickets available here

The chemical industry… friend or foe?

The chemical industry has given us some fantastic things integral to everyday life, but of course it is time for change! A summary of the steps being taken to better the industry, as we all strive towards a greener future. But is it too little, too late? And perhaps a moment for self-reflection? Is it sufficient to simply recycle your spent juice bottle or refill your coffee cup at your local Starbucks?

The war on plastic or a war on consumer behaviour? A 101 guide (albeit a brief one) on what’s necessary and how get there.

Josh Murray has previously worked for chemical giant, INEOS, and is now a Chemical Trader working in London.

What the Font?

What do fonts sound or taste like? And what might they reveal about your personality? 

Expect an interactive experience, and have a drink in hand! *The interactive nature of this talk is best experienced in-person, so do bear with us if you’re watching online.

Sarah Hyndman is the founder of Type Tasting. She uses typography to create unique experiences that transform what people think and feel. She’s the author of books including Why Fonts Matter and How to Draw Type and Influence People. Sarah is chef Heston Blumenthal’s “font science expert”.

Follow Sarah on Twitter and Instagram @TypeTasting, and visit her website

Mars Sample Return Mission… daring the impossible

Landing on the Moon is one thing, but landing on Mars, drilling samples and then launching those samples off the Martian surface back to Earth for analysis is bordering on science fiction… however it will soon become reality!

This talk will take a deep dive into the NASA/ESA Mars Sample Return Mission and will discuss some of the crazy technological developments needed to pull off one of the 21st century’s most daring missions.

Jordan Murray is a Propulsion Architect for the Mars Sample Return Earth-Return-Orbiter Spacecraft at Airbus Space, Stevenage. His background includes rocket engine development and nuclear (and no surprise… is a space nerd).

All proceeds from Nerd Nite London go to charity. this year we are partnering with The Shine Trust to help foster a new generation of nerds.
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