Nerd Nite London - May 2019

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  • Backyard Bar & Comedy Club

Description

  • Date Night, Something A Little Different and Classes
  • Tickets from £5.00 - £7.50
  • Bethnal Green
  • Over 18
  • Wed, 15th May 2019 @ multiple start times (see ticket info)
  • Multiple start times (see ticket info)
NERD NITE LONDON, WHERE IT’S HIP TO BE SQUARE.
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. EVIDENCE BASED ENTERTAINMENT, IN A BAR …
This month we learn about drunk men and women, bees and the most important book (almost) nobody read.

Address: the Backyard Comedy Club, 231 Cambridge Heath Road, London E2 0EL
Details: Wednesday, May 15
Tickets: Early nerd tickets £6, general admission £7.50. 

Doors open at 7pm, event starts: 7.30pm
Bar opens at 5pm.


Planet of the Apiarists

Bees! For thousands of years, people have kept bees for honey, wax, and other wondrous secretions. Bees have been an inspiration for works of art from ancient cave paintings, right through to Billie Piper's underrated debut album "Honey to the B." Matt will talk about bees' history with humans and how our relationship with bees has shaped our society for millennia.

Bio: Matt is an economist for the civil service by day, but has been fascinated by social insects since playing the videogame SimAnt (like The Sims, but with ants) as a child. Since then, he's consumed every work of fiction and non-fiction he can find on bees, as well as successfully managing to hang out with bees without getting stung sometimes. 


DRUNK MEN ARE FROM MARS, DRUNK WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS.. (AND WILL ARRIVE A FEW HOURS LATER)

The journey of alcohol through the male and female digestive system is rather different. The inebriation curve (as I call it) is much steeper in men than it is in women.  So men begin to talk complete nonsense pretty early on in the evening and then fall asleep, whereas women save the babbling incoherence for later and then wonder why their partner isn’t listening.

In this short presentation, we’ll accompany some alcohol molecules on their journey through the stomach and upper intestine and finally into the brain of a man and a woman, and see which journey is most fun. We might also indulge in a feminist rant on the exclusion of data on women from clinical trials and government dietary recommendations. 

Bio: Kay Scorah is a lapsed biochemist and advertising person, leadership and communications consultant, inventor of the Essex Road Recipe food improvisation project, writer of a blog (warning, not for the easily offended) and occasional standup and theatre performer. She has run her own business, havemorefUnlimited for 32 years.


The Most Important Book in the History of the World (and Why Nobody Read It)

In the summer of 1687, squat in the shadow of the shiny new cathedral Christopher Wren was building among the ashes of the Great Fire of London, a small printer’s shop published a book that would change the course of history. This book was Isaac Newton’s Principia Mathematica, and it revolutionised humanity’s understanding of its place in the universe. It changed forever how we study the natural world, kick-started the Enlightenment, and invented modern science as we know it. There was just one problem: absolutely nobody read it. Or, to be more precise: eight people read some bits of it.

Bio: There are 144 copies of the book still in existence, and Kevin has stupidly set himself the task of visiting every single one of them to work out exactly who studied it.
He is hoping that Oxford University will one day award him a PhD for his research, but is firmly realistic about whether anyone will ever actually read his thesis. In the meantime, he spends his time in stunningly beautiful libraries surrounded by stunningly beautiful books, wondering whether any of us is really telling the truth about what we have and haven’t read.

Twitter: @ReadingNewton


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 www.facebook.com/NerdNiteLondon or visiting www.london.nerdnite.com. For more information about the Shine Trust visit www.shinetrust.org.uk

Offers

Promotions

Tickets/Times

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
Disability discount 19:00 - 22:30 £5.00

Location

Address

231, Cambridge Heath Road, E2 0EL

Area

Bethnal Green

Nearest Station

Bethnal Green (Tube)


Getting there

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Menus

Drinks

Drink Price*
Pint of Lager £3.40
Bottle of Lager (330ml) £3.20
Bottle of Cider (568ml) £4.50
Spirit and Mixer (50ml double shot and mixer) £3.70
Bottle of House Wine £14.00
Bottle of Champagne £22.00
* Prices shown are the starting price.
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Organiser

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.

Venue

Backyard Bar & Comedy Club

Backyard Bar & Comedy Club

Comedian Lee Hurst's re-established Backyard Bar in Bethnal Green showcases pro acts and the rising stars of comedy. This London comedy club attracted 300 people for the opening show and promises big things to come. Connected to a Travelodge and known for its friendly, relaxed atmosphere visitorscan…

T&C s

1. The ticket holder voluntarily assumes all risks and danger incidental to the event for which the ticket is issued, whether occurring prior, during or after the event. The ticket holder voluntarily agrees that the management, venue, event participants, DesignMyNight (WFL Media Ltd) and all of their respective agents, officers, directors, owners and employers are expressly released by the ticket holder from any claims arising from such causes.
2. Tickets are issued subject to the rules and regulations of the venue.
3. Please check your tickets, as mistakes cannot always be rectified.
4. Occasionally, events are cancelled or postponed by the promoter, team, performer or venue for a variety of reasons. If the event is cancelled, please contact us for information on receiving a refund from the responsible party. If the event was moved or rescheduled, the venue or promoter may set refund limitations. It is your responsibility to ascertain the date and time of any rearranged event.
5. The venue reserves the right to refuse admission and may on occasion have to conduct security searches to ensure the safety of the patrons.
6. Every effort to admit latecomers will be made at a suitable break in the event, but admission cannot always be guaranteed.
7. We regret that tickets cannot be exchanged or refunded after purchase.
8. Tickets are sold subject to the venue or promoter's right to alter or vary the programme due to events or circumstances beyond its control without being obliged to refund monies or exchange tickets.
9. If this ticket is re-sold or transferred for profit or commercial gain by anyone other than the promoter, venue management, DesignMyNight or one of their authorised sub-agents, it will become voidable and the holder may be
refused entry to or ejected from the venue.
10. The venue may operate a No Smoking Policy.
11. The promoter, venue management and DesignMyNight accept no responsibility for any personal property.
12. The event listed on the purchased ticket is strictly for ticket holders who are over 18 years of age. Identification may be required.

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