Nerd Nite London-April 2018

  • 5 reviews
  • Backyard Comedy Club


  • Date Night, Something A Little Different and Classes
  • Tickets from £6.00 - £7.50
  • Bethnal Green
  • Over 18
  • Wed, 18th Apr 2018 @ multiple start times (see ticket info)
  • Multiple start times (see ticket info)

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: the Backyard Comedy Club, 231 Cambridge Heath Road, London E2 0EL

Details: Wednesday april 18th

Early nerd tickets £6, general admission £7.50. 

Doors open: 6.30pm, event starts: 7.30pm

Nerd Nite London aims to teach you details about subjects which you didn’t even know you were curious about, while you drink beer and learn things you didn’t know you didn’t know. This month we have whiskey, wildcats, dungeons, dragons, and an examination of what you say about yourself without speaking.  Be there and be square.

How Whiskey could help prevent the UK's next big extinction

In this presentation Lucy will discuss the decline of the Scottish wildcat, and how whiskey distilleries with wildcat populations should be sponsoring them.  She’ll be talking about the historical importance of the animal, as well as current conservation threats.

Luck Eckersley is a wild animal biologist and science communicator, currently working with the Royal Veterinary College.

will playing Dungeons and Dragons make me a murderer?

Steve Cross recently started playing Dungeons and Dragons for the first time since he was an impulse-obsessed unpleasant teenager.  Will playing make him discover unpleasant things about himself? Ever since the 1980s people have believed that rolling dice and casting spells makes us into satanists, killers and outcasts. But is it true?

Steve Cross is a comedian and professional troublemaker. His job is to make every expert in the world hilarious through projects like Bright Club, Science Showoff and The Over-Analyser's Book Club. He hosts niche comedy nights across the UK, and can be heard every week on the wildly-inappropriate sword and sorcery podcast Chaotic Adequate. He’s spoken previously at Nerd Nite about naked mole rats., and lives at 

If your shoes are faded, you probably like chat shows: How to read anyone in five minutes

What are people telling you about themselves before they say a single thing? Personality is implicitly reflected in the cues we communicate, consciously and subconsciously, to the world. For example, people can guess, to an 80% accuracy, if someone is an extravert from seeing a picture of their face for 100ms. By connecting these cues to dispositional behaviours, you can read a person's character from their gestures, clothing, tastes, and so on, and use this to make inferences about how they'll act in business and in pleasure.

Patrick Fagan is a consumer psychology lecturer, author and practitioner with nine years’experience helping businesses like Diageo, eBay and Vodafone practically apply psychology science. He has run and published research on personality - for example, finding that Machiavellian people are more likely to vote Trump, that personal assistants are more conscientious and emotionally stable than the general population, or that open people prefer more complex music. Patrick asks that you call him Pat, because research shows that shorter names are seen as more popular and warm. 

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. More information about Nerd Nite London can be found by following us on Twitter @nerdnitelondon, liking us on Facebook  or visiting For more information about the Shine Trust visit 




Ticket Event time Cost
Early Nerd
Early nerd (limited availability)
19:00 - 22:00 £6.00
General admission
General admission
19:00 - 22:00 £7.50



231, Cambridge Heath Road, E2 0EL


Bethnal Green

Nearest Station

Bethnal Green (Tube)


Nerd Nite London
Regular events during which several folk give 15-20 minute fun-yet-informative presentations across all disciplines. With beer. Be there & be square.


Backyard Comedy Club

The Backyard Comedy Club in Bethnal Green is a great night out with some of the top comics from around the world!  The club's Thursday night show features upcoming comedians and usually one or two special guests who are kept secret until the evening of the show, while it's Friday and Saturday shows…


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