Nerd Nite January- early nerd tickets on sale now

January 21st: Jaws, Hydrogen and Punk Science Engineering (with prizes!)

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.

Address: Nerd Nite, Paper Dress Vintage, 114-116 Curtain Road, London, EC2A 3AH

Details: Wednesday 21st January Tickets £6. Early nerd tickets £5 (limited availability). Tickets available here
It’s a new year, and it’s time to re-awaken those brandy soaked brain cells and get 2015’s neurons firing with another dose of Nerd Nite London knowledge. This month we have the truths, myths and science of Jaws, an exploration of the power of hydrogen storage in the context of Tinder, and an interactive examination of engineering from the Science Museum’s Punk Science team.

Be there and be square.

Nerd #1: Steve White- Jaws, a natural history
Few films can have had such a negative impact on their subject matter as Jaws. The image of the shark was forever tarnished by the movie but what was truth, what was myth, what was hard science and what was cheap-thrills Shark Week factumentary? Discover the truth behind the great white shark and why it attacks humans!

Bio: Steve gave up a burgeoning career in genetics to go and work for Marvel UK, beginning his career as colourist on Care Bears. He went on to work on a number of illustrious titles such as Transformers, Thundercats, The Real Ghostbusters and The Knights of Pendragon. He has since developed into a pretty decent artist, specialising in Natural History and paleoart, and has written a number of non-fiction children’s book. He currently works at Titan Comics as senior editor, overseeing the launch of its new range of titles but also gets to work on Star Wars: The Clone Wars, which is pretty cool. He also has aspirations of being a novelist.

Nerd #2: Anna Ploszajski – Tinder and Hydrogen: an explosive mix
The only thing worse than internet dating is internet dating as a female scientist. The lack of filters means that all of the pick-up one-liners you receive render the sender deeply unsuitable for one reason or the other. However, once you bring hydrogen storage into the equation, the reaction becomes even more unpredictable.

Bio: Anna is a PhD student in materials science at UCL. By day she researches solid materials which store hydrogen for use in portable applications like cars and electronic devices. By night she crusades for gender equality in the sciences and amasses a list of traj dating tales.

Nerds #3: Jon Milton and Sam Furniss- Punk Science presents Engineering
An interactive game show that will be paying tribute to the great world of engineering. Have fun, perhaps win some prizes and hopefully learn something about engineering.

Punk Science are the resident comedy team of the Science Museum. Jon Milton and Sam Furniss have both been part of the stand up comedy circuit and have lots of experience performing interactive Science shows at the Science Museum. Combining these two things to interest and entertain adults – why should children get all the fun.

Tickets available here

Nerd Nite- November 19th- death penalty, boring (under London) and 5th Century nerds

The myths around the death penalty, boring under the Thames and hear about the original nerds from 5th Century BC.    All at Nerd Nite London on November 19th  2014

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.

Address: Nerd Nite, Paper Dress Vintage, 114-116 Curtain Road, London, EC2A 3AH

Details: Wednesday 19 November  Tickets £6. Early nerd tickets £5 (limited availability). Tickets available here

Drink away those autumn chills and warm your brain with another dose of Nerd Nite London knowledge. This month we have the death penalty, the original nerds (5th Century BC) and tunnelling under the Thames.

Be there and be square.

Talk One: Annette So: “We need to talk about the death penalty”

Do we want to live in a society that allows the state to kill? Annette will talk about the issues surrounding wrongful convictions; the myths of deterrence and public opinion; and why the death penalty debate is still current in the 21stcentury.

Bio: Annette is a human rights lawyer who works at a London-based charity providing free legal representation to death row prisoners around the world.

Talk Two: Refik Gomen: The Original Nerds: Why was western science born in 5th century BC Asia Minor?

Description:
What motivated a group of men in Ancient Greece to think that the natural world wasn’t just a playground for the Gods, but something that could be studied and explained? Their rejection of the mythological and magical laid the foundation for western science: for the first time they asked questions such as “what are the fundamental building blocks of the universe?”, “can matter change from one form to another?”

Through understanding the lives of these Presocratic philosophers we can also begin to examine the conditions necessary for free thought.

Bio:
Refik Gomen is a consultant kidney doctor at Guy’s Hospital with a particular interest in transplantation. He loves the idea of thinking about the universe while sitting on the shores of the Aegean…

Talk Three: Crossrail – tunnelling under the Thames presented by Agnieszka Mazurkiewicz, Olga Konopka, Sally Keeney. 

Description: Crossrail is Europe’s largest construction project and its to create a 118 kilometre rail line linking west and east London via 21km of twin-bored tunnels.

This talk will be presented by three Crossrail Civil Engineers, who  enlighten you with great facts, and the  technical know-how applied in overcoming the challenges of tunnelling under the Thames (one lucky audience member may even get to eat some “concrete” jelly).

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Agnieszka Mazurkiewicz is a Structural Engineer working on Crossrail as a Tunnel Designer. She spent most of her professional carrier in ARUP design office “exploring” fascinating world of stresses-strains-and-deformations of complex concrete structures.

Olga Konopka is a Civil Engineering graduate working as an Assistant Engineering Manager,handles design issues on site. Before her Civil Engineering career began, she worked as a jeweller.

Sally Keeney, a Field Engineer on Crossrail, spends most of her working day out on site in bright orange dealing with the various characters and banter on the construction site. Her inspiration for engineering stems from seeing the transformation from 2D drawings to a final structure.

Tickets available here

Nerd Nite London- October 15th. Early nerd tickets now on sale

Have we reached ‘peak beard’? How bad is the English football team? Who invented credit cards and why? Find out the answers to all this and more at Nerd Nite London on October 15th 2014
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.

Address: Nerd Nite, Paper Dress Vintage, 114-116 Curtain Road, London, EC2A 3AH
Details: Wednesday 15th October, Doors at 7.45pm. Tickets £6. Early nerd tickets £5 (limited availability).

Tickets available here: https://billetto.co.uk/nerdnitelondon-bf1b43-0cb695-6b0fc8
Drink away those autumn chills and warm your brain with another dose of Nerd Nite London knowledge. This month we have hair, beards, sport and money. Be there and be square.

Nerd #1- Candice Zen, ‘Hairstyles and beards: a social history’

From the Egyptians who were into shaving everything and Henry VIII who imposed heavy taxes on beards, through the cockroach-infested wigs of the 18th century and Kevin Keegan perms of the 1970’s, to modern day dip-dyes and retro handlebar moustaches. Candice will lift the lid on the strange world of hair and barbering, telling stories of the eccentric people in the industry and grooming habits we had and still have.

Bio: Candice is a professional barber and hairstylist. She spends her days cutting and styling hair, shaving and swapping stories and secret histories with her London clients.

Nerd #2 – Rob Minto, ‘Narratives and numbers in sport’

Sport revolves around two things: narrative, and numbers. Narrative is emotions, rivalries and legend. But we need the numbers to work out what’s actually going on. And there are some surprising results. Here are three things you probably didn’t know about sport: the Olympics is getting easier; England do well at the World Cup; and Usain Bolt is actually quite slow. OK, that last one is a little bit of a stretch, but Rob will crunch the data and challenge a few sporting assumptions.

Bio: Rob is a journalist who has worked at the Financial Times for probably too long, writing about markets, technology and other stuff. He is now writing a book on sport, which aims to be a visual tour of sporting myths, debates and data.

Nerd #3 – Chris Jones, ‘Boulders to bitcoins: A brief history of money’

It may not buy happiness, but it does make the world go round. Money. What is it and where did it come from? This talk will provide a brief, whirlwind look at the concept of money, its place in civilisation and the various historical cock-ups it’s caused along the way.

Bio: By day Chris Jones is a programmer. By night, he is batman. As well as this, Jones studied Economics at Lancaster University and LSE, and has been involved in monetary reform in the last few years.

All profits from the night go to charity. This month’s charity is Stroke Association. More information about Nerd Nite London can be found by following us on Twitter @nerdnitelondon, liking us on Facebook www.faceboook.com/nerdnitelondon or visiting www.nerdnite.london.com
Tickets: https://billetto.co.uk/nerdnitelondon-bf1b43-0cb695-92f567

Next Nerd Nite London- September 17th, 2014

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Learn the secrets underpinning beaver dams and wasps’ nests, the science behind sci-fi, and how philosophy can help you to find out if you’re a Cylon at Nerd Nite London on 17th September 2014.

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.

Address: Nerd Nite, Paper Dress Vintage, 114-116 Curtain Rd, London, EC2A 3AH
Details: Wednesday 17th September 2014, Doors at 8 pm, Tickets £6. Early nerd tickets £5 (limited availability). Tickets available here: https://billetto.co.uk/nerdnitelondon-bf1b43-0cb695

Nerd Nite London gets into its new monthly stride with another great line up. If you want to know what ants’ nests can teach us about construction, whether The Day After Tomorrow is as prescient as it seems, and whether you’re Number 7 then Nerd Nite London is the place to be on Wednesday 17th September.

Nerd #1 Reinier Zeldenrust- Oops there goes another rubber tree plant

How do animals build? What are the secrets behind beaver dams, wasp nests and termite mounds? What does that tell us about how clever animals are and how they think? I will take you through some examples of clever (and not so clever) animal architecture and zoom in on termite mounds, and what lessons we can draw for our own buildings.

Bio: Reinier Zeldenrust is probably of the few people in the construction industry who gets excited about the combination of insects and buildings. After studying astrophysics, he shifted his focus to sustainable building design and he wrote his master’s thesis at Cambridge University on the topic of termite architecture and the opportunities for imitation by human builders and designers. He works as an Environmental Designer at Atelier Ten.

Nerd #2 Hugh Mortimer- the science of Hollywood

Science fiction has a lot to answer for, Bruce Willis for starters. Not all of the science that comes out of Hollywood is bad, some of it is good while other bits can be just downright ugly. This talk will look at the science behind the fiction and will explain how the fiction can in turn influence the science.

Hugh is a research scientist working at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory where he develops new technologies for planetary exploration, which essentially means that he plays around with cool stuff for a living. However in his spare time he acts as a scientific adviser for Hollywood and has worked on big budget movies such as Prometheus, and is always surprized when they actually listen to him.

Nerd #3 Ayesha Janjua – Battlestar Galactica and the essence of being human
Philosophers have argued for centuries about what it is to be human, and the essence of what distinguishes us from other living creatures. Arguments about abortion and animal rights are based in notions of a difference between homo sapiens and other sentient or living creatures. But what is it to be human? Using Battlestar Galalctica to illustrate some core philosophical concepts, Ayesha will show us how to prove that we’re alive.

Bio: Ayesha is a part-time philosopher, full-time nerd, and avid BSG fan.

All profits from the night go to charity. This month’s charity is Contact the Elderly. More information about Nerd Nite London can be found by following us on Twitter @nerdnitelondon, liking us on Facebook www.facebook.com/NerdNiteLondon or visiting www.nerdnite.com/london

Tickets: https://billetto.co.uk/nerdnitelondon-bf1b43-0cb695

Nerd Nite August Apocalypse Special- August 21st at 333 Mother Bar

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Nerd Nite London is holding an end of the summer, end of the world special. It will be everything you love about Nerd Nite, but more apocalyptic. We’re at a new venue to usher in the end of days: 333 Mother Bar on Old Street. Be there, and be square. Tickets available here

Nerd Nite London is a bi-monthly event where three speakers give 18-21-minute fun-yet-informative talks across all disciplines – while the audience drinks along.

Nerd #1: Nathaniel Storey, How We Are All Going To Die

Since the humanity wandered out of the jungle viruses have been doing their very best to wipe us out, from the youth destroying Spanish flu to the organ melting hemorrhagic fevers, nature’s lethal creativity knows no bounds! If these weren’t dangerous enough, then why not try a genetically modified “super-flu” or perhaps a 30,000 year old virus brought back to life by scientists, either way our days our numbered, but with enough preparation we may be able to survive the next viral apocalypse!

Nathaniel is currently studying a phd in molecular genetics and virology at the University of Reading. He has looked into the dangers of floodwater bacteria, contamination of supermarket surfaces and contaminated drip feeds. His particular area of interest is the most abundant yet understudied organism on earth, viruses that kill bacteria.

Nerd #2: Jen Gupta, T-minus 4 billion years until almost certain doom

The human race is only 4 billion years away from almost certain doom. At this time, not only will the Sun come to the end of its life, our nearest spiral galaxy neighbour will be preparing to crash into our own Milky Way. I’ll explain more about these two inevitable astronomical events, with possible sidetracks into some of the other numerous ways that the Universe is trying to kill us.

Dr Jen Gupta is an astrophysicist and the SEPnet/Ogden Outreach Officer for the Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation at the University of Portsmouth. For her PhD she studied Nature’s Death Ray Guns (aka blazars) – galaxies that are spewing out far more energy than can be accounted for by their stars – and now spends her days telling school children, members of the public, and anyone else who will listen about how awesome the Universe is.

Nerd #3: Stuart Barr: ‘How to Survive a Zombie Apocalypse’.

Drawing on examples from film, TV, comics and possibly the Pentagon’s zombie attack plan, Stuart will explain what we should do when/ if zombies take over the earth, hint the top priority it isn’t going to be arguing about the relative merits of fast vs slow zombies or how the infected aren’t technically undead.

Described by Dr. Mark Kermode as ‘a very good blogger’ (honestly, it was on air) Stuart Barr’s writing has appeared in the official Walking Dead magazine, digital magazines Verite, the FrightFest E-Zine and Cult TV Times, and numerous websites including Dead Good (a site specialising in crime fiction), FrightFest and film review site Chris and Phil Presents (which hosts his occasional blog http://www.chrisandphilpresent.co.uk/blogs/spectacularoptical/).

Stuart watched his first zombie film at age six, but it was about Haitian voodoo zombies working in a Cornish tin mine and thus the wrong type for a zombie apocalypse.

Nerd #4: Dr Lewis Dartnell: The Knowledge: How to Rebuild our World from Scratch

Maybe it was an asteroid impact, a nuclear war, or a viral pandemic. Whatever the cause, the world as we know it is over and humanity must start again. Without the life-support system of modern civilisation, what can you do to ensure you thrive in the immediate aftermath. And what is the most crucial scientific and technological knowledge you’d need to avert another Dark Ages and accelerate the rebuilding of civilisation from the ground up?

Dr Lewis Dartnell (lewisdartnell.com) is a UK Space Agency research fellow at the University of Leicester. He also holds an STFC Science in Society Fellowship, and alongside his astrobiology research writes regular science articles in newspapers and magazines, and has appeared in TV shows such as BBC Stargazing Live, Wonders of the Universe and Horizon. ‘The Knowledge: How to Rebuild our World from Scratch’ (the-knowledge.org) is his third book.

All profits from the night go to charity. This month’s charity is Cancer Research UK. More information about Nerd Nite London can be found by following us on Twitter @nerdnitelondon, liking us on Facebook www.facebook.com/NerdNiteLondon or visiting www.nerdnite.com/london Tickets for this month’s event available here

Next nerd nite- July 16th. Early nerd tickets now on sale

Nerd Nite London – Be there and be square

Share one man’s passion for JG Ballard, another man’s passion for the naked mole rat, and learn about the origins of Christianity at Nerd Nite London on 16th July 2014.

Nerd Nite London is a bi-monthly event where three speakers give 18-21-minute fun-yet-informative talks across all disciplines – while the audience drinks along.

Address: Nerd Nite, Paper Dress Vintage, 114-116 Curtain Rd, London, EC2A 3AH
Details : Wednesday 16th July, Doors at 7.45pm, Tickets £6. Early nerd tickets £5 (limited availability).

Tickets available at: http://billetto.co.uk/nerdnitelondon-bf1b43

Nerd Nite London is back with another fantastic line up of speakers. If you want to learn about why JG Ballard is the best sci-fi writer of the 20th century, glimpse the inner beauty of the naked mole rat, or understand the origins of Christianity, then come to Nerd Nite London on July 16th.

Nerd #1: Seb Collett- Why everyone should be reading JG Ballard
An exploration into the life and work of the seer of Shepperton; JG Ballard.

Seb Collett discovered JG Ballard when his brother gave him Super-Cannes for Christmas, innocently adding, “He’s the kind of writer I thought you’d be into”. This was followed by an obsession that ate up years of Seb’s life, and an eventual career change to teaching, which he was disappointed to find did not involve sharing these transgressive stories with children. After an evening spent at Nerd Night, Seb decided that he had finally found the right platform to preach to the unconverted.

Nerd #2: Steve Cross- The Future is Naked Mole Rat-shaped

Description: I have become totally obsessed with a hideous, hairless tube of mammal that lives underground in East Africa. I’ll tell you why Heterocephalus glaber is so incredible in scientific terms, as well as explore the aura that has sprung up around this new pop culture icon (at least among American teenagers).

Bio: Steve is Head of Public Engagement at UCL. Professionally he spends his time trying to help academics connect with real people, but at night he’s a science comedian and has been known to act as the professional agent for naked mole rats.

‘Flesh, blood and other stories. The origins of Christianity’.
Description: During the reign of Emperor Tiberius, many preachers were walking up and down Palestine announcing the kingdom of heaven.  One of them became the focus of the most influential religion in the history of humanity. How and why did this man become so infamous?  Among the many explanations that Antonio will examine, the fact that this man might have been the son of God is actually the least interesting reason.

Bio: Dr Antonio Sennis teaches medieval history at UCL. He’s spoken previously at Nerd Nite London, providing a guide on ‘how to become pope’.

All profits from the night go to charity. This month’s charity is Leonard Cheshire. More information about Nerd Nite London can be found by following us on Twitter @nerdnitelondon, liking us on Facebook www.facebook.com/NerdNiteLondon or visiting www.nerdnite.com/london

Nerd Nite London May 21st- Early nerd tickets now on sale

Understand the facts behind the bitcoin hype, discover how Japanese women came to be the world’s first novelists and learn how maths can predict the life expectancy of your love life at Nerd Nite London on 21st May 2014.

Nerd Nite London is a bi-monthly event where three speakers give 18-21-minute fun-yet-informative talks across all disciplines – while the audience drinks along.

Address: Nerd Nite, Paper Dress Vintage, 114-116 Curtain Rd, London, EC2A 3AH
Details : Wednesday 21st May 2014, Doors at 8 pm, Tickets £6. Early nerd tickets £5 (limited availability).
Tickets: http://billetto.co.uk/nerdnitelondon

Nerd Nite London is back with another fantastic line up of speakers. If you want to know whether bitcoin is the currency of the future or another tech fad, find out what happened when Japan imported another country’s language, or learn how equations can help us to predict the future, then Nerd Nite London is the place to be on Wednesday 21st May.

Nerd #1 Jason Navon: Bitcoin or Bitcon? Should we be paying attention to the rise of the crypto-currency?

No self-respecting nerd can have avoided Bitcoin and the raft of rival crypto-currencies it’s spawned. In 2013 the attention was on its meteoric rise in price peaking at $1200 per bitcoin and the growing interest from libertarians, financiers and etailers. This year it’s been more about the woes: the collapse of a leading exchange, theft of coins and a large fall in price.

So is it a real phenomenon or just another digital dead-end? Jason will look at why it has the potential to offer radical change and the obstacles to be overcome if digital currencies are to live up to their potential.

Bio: Jason is a marketer and entrepreneur. After 10 years spent in digital agencies he set-up his first business in 2008 and last year co-founded a new communications agency Clarity. His wife and colleagues would describe him as a geek citing his interest (though some might call it an obsession) in bitcoin as evidence.

Nerd #2 Jane Harris: How the Japanese learnt to write

All of us learn to read and write and it changes our lives.  But what happens when a whole nation imports its alphabet from a completely different country with a different culture and language? Find out how adopting someone else’s alphabet led to Japanese women writing the world’s first novels, ensured that tempura became an international hit and what it means for Japan today.

Bio: Jane works for disability charity Leonard Cheshire, which luckily has a branch in Japan. Before working in charities, she taught English in Japan. This included deceiving an entire village to believe that ‘next next Thursday’ is an acceptable alternative to ‘in a fortnight’. Sorry, Japanese village.

Nerd #3 David Karp: I Give It a Year
Wouldn’t it be nice to know how long your relationship is going to last? Or to have a better idea of just how many German tanks have invaded your neighbourhood? With the help of a crystal ball modern statistics, David will reveal the answer to these and other everyday questions! He can’t promise there won’t be any maths but mostly we’ll talk about how the intuitions behind these puzzles make everybody’s head hurt. A lucky few of you may go home with a goat.

Bio: David is a trader for a hedge fund in the City, where he alternately does interesting math to solve boring problems and boring math to solve interesting problems. A native of Philadelphia, he enjoys baseball, Bruce Springsteen, burgers, spaceships, road trips, and the American Dream. Actually.

All profits from the night go to charity. This month’s charity is the National Aids Trust. More information about Nerd Nite London can be found by following us on Twitter @nerdnitelondon or liking us on Facebook www.facebook.com/NerdNiteLondon

Next Nerd Nite- May 21st

Coming up in May: How the Japanese language came to be, probability, and the mysteries of bitcoin.  Tickets on sale soon.

Next Nerd Nite London: March 19th- tickets on sale now

Discover what studying twins tell us about ourselves, why we see Mother Theresa in the ‘nun bun’ and what life will be like after oil at Nerd Nite London on 19 March 2014
Address: Nerd Nite, Paper Dress Vintage, 114-116 Curtain Rd, London, EC2A 3AH
Details : Wednesday 19 March 2013, Doors at 8 pm, Tickets £6
Tickets: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/258523

 

Nerd Nite London is back with another fantastic line up of speakers. If you want to understand how studying twins reveals why we are who we are, why the human desire to find order in randomness allows us to see Mother Theresa in a cinnamon bun, and how we’ll avoid a Mad Max-style existence when we run out of oil, Nerd Nite London is the place to be on Wednesday 19th of March.

 

Nerd #1- Chris French- Meaning and Randomness: On Seeing (and Hearing) Things That Are Not There

One of the greatest strengths of the human species is our ability to detect meaningful patterns in the world around us – but there is a bizarre price to pay for this amazing ability. We sometimes think we perceive meaning in randomness, and see and hear things that aren’t really there. Professor Chris French will show how this pervasive phenomenon can cause people to hear phantom Satanic messages in rock music and see Mother Theresa’s face in a cinnamon bun.

 

Chris French is a professor of psychology and head of the anomalistic psychology research unit at Goldsmiths, University of London. What is anomalistic psychology? It is essentially the psychology of weird stuff – everything from alien abductions to zombies – but starting from the working hypothesis that such claims can best be explained in psychological, rather than parapsychological, terms.

 

Nerd #2- Tim Spector- Identically Different: Why you can change your genes

Why do you vote a certain way, remain faithful for twenty years, dislike sport or never put on weight? Based on cutting-edge discoveries that are pushing the frontiers of our knowledge of genetics, Professor Tim Spector will explain that nothing is completely hard-wired or pre-ordained. Using fascinating case studies of identical twins he’ll show how minor life events and the choices we make, as well as those made by our ancestors, fuse with our inherited genes to mould us into the individuals we are.

 

Tim Spector is professor of genetic epidemiology at King’s College London and director of the TwinsUK Registry, one of the world’s richest data collections on twins, covering 11,000 siblings. Since 1992 he has demonstrated the genetic basis of a wide range of common diseases, previously thought to be mainly due to ageing and environment, and currently has a highly coveted European Research Council Senior Investigator award to study Epigenetics.

 

Nerd #3- John Turner- The Black Leaf and Peak Oil

What will happens when the oil runs out? Will we descend into a Mad Max-style future? Burning fossil fuels is not rational, so we’re going to need to find a way to do it smarter if we are to keep doing what we are doing while dodging the downsides of burning up our planet’s resources. Dr. John Turner will provide insights into what might come next, and why ‘ plant power’ is unlikely to be the answer.

John is a physical inorganic chemist at the University of Sussex. He’s interested in why things are the way they are and why they are not something different. It’s all about the quantum mechanics. Probably.

 

 

All profits from the night go to charity. More information about Nerd Nite London can be found by following us on Twitter @nerdnitelondon, liking us on Facebook www.facebook.com/NerdNiteLondon or visting www.nerdnite.com/london

Change to tonight’s line up

Due to no fault of their own two of our speakers have had to cancel tonight (a very rare occurrence and a first for Nerd Nite London). Dr Gemma Angel will still be talking us through tattoos in the 19th Century and our own Louise Inman is stepping into the breach with a talk about Alan Turning. We are also planning to finish the evening off with a quiz to test how truly nerdy you all are – think Mastermind meets the Big Bang Theory. If you would like your money back we are happy to refund tickets, or we can exchange them for another event. Contact us at london@nerdnite.com if you’d like an exchange or refund. We hope Hugh and Seb will be able to make it to speak at another Nerd Nite very soon. Our next event is March 19th.