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…
Nerd Nite London turns 5! May 16th 2018
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 May 16th
Tickets: 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. Join us for our 5th birthday celebrations, while we learn about fatbergs, fake food, and why swearing is good for us. Be there and be square.
Fatbergs, Floods and Day Zero – fending off The Waterpocalypse
Swearing is Good for You
With copious f-bombs and footnotes, Dr Emma Byrne will arm you with the science of swearing, so you'll know how to use it to kill pain, create stronger teams, and build your emotional literacy. Some strong language will be used.
Dr Emma Byrne is an AI researcher and computational neuroscientist. Her work includes building a robot to do genomics research, and an agent to play video games, making hundreds of doctoral students redundant at a stroke. She's the author of 'Swearing is Good for You' and regularly appears on national and international radio on the subjects of swearing and robotics.
There's No Such Thing as Natural
In a world filled with superfoods, GMOs, and botox, it can be hard to tell fad from fiction. But worshipping 'natural' and demonising our own innovations isn't the answer. This presentation will take you on a journey through the wonders and perils of nature and bioengineering, demystify the media jargon, and try to convince you that there really is no such thing as 'natural’.
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 www.london.nerdnite.com. For more information about the Shine Trust visit www.shinetrust.org.uk
Early nerd (limited availability)
|19:00 - 22:00||£6.00|
|19:00 - 22:00||£7.50|
231 Cambridge Heath Road E2 0EL
Bethnal Green (Tube)
231 Cambridge Heath Road E2 0EL
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