Nerd Nite London Livestream - April 2021

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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 Wikipedia, ethical nudges and fear

Be there and be square.

Address: Online, wherever you have internet

Details: April 21st 2021. The stream will go live at 7PM, with the speakers starting at 7.30PM and will be available for 24 hours.

Tickets: Early Nerd Tickets £4, General Admission £5, Extra-generous donation to Shine Trust £7.50. All proceeds will be donated to charity.

Wikipedia is one of the world’s most important projects: a democratized, open-access platform for sharing information and knowledge. Unfortunately, the content on Wikipedia doesn’t reflect the global community it serves. I’ll explore how these knowledge gaps impact what and who gets valued by society, and what we nerds can all do to change that.

Jess is a Research Fellow in the Department of Materials at Imperial College London. By day, she studies the weird and wonderful properties of chiral materials. By night she works to make science a better place, both online and offline.


Can a Nudge Ever be Ethical, AKA, Why Did John B. Watson’s Children Attempt Suicide?
We used to call it subliminal manipulation; today we call it nudging. It sounds far more benign. In government circles they even refer to it as libertarian paternalism, as if it came from kindly old Santa Clause himself, gently chiding us with lumps of coal to be good boys and girls. But can it ever be ethical to view humans as nothing more than a series of discrete behaviours - as ‘nudge units’ - to poke and prod? Isn’t it a slippery slope to decide people’s decisions for them, and what type of person aspires to be The Decider anyway? Also, since ALL of us are irrational, who nudges the nudgers? I will address all of these questions within the broader context of technology, culture and COVID-19; and, I will give you the three weapons you need to shove back against the nudges.

Patrick was formerly Cambridge Analytica’s Lead Psychologist; now he is concerned about ethics in behavioural science (yes, really). He is a part-time lecturer at UCL, UAL and Goldsmiths, a peer-reviewed academic as well as a Pearson author, and a frequent speaker at events like Talks at Google and Nudgestock. He has run consultancy and research for major brands and political campaigns around the world, and is now Chief Scientific Officer at Capuchin Behavioural Science.

What is Fear? 
What are we afraid of? And why? Why do [some] people like scary movies and roller coasters? In this chat, I will look at the neurobiology of fear, as well as thrills and phobias. 

Robyn Perkins originally trained as a biologist at Bates College, then as a Landscape Architect at Harvard University before settling on stand-up comedy (as you do). Her shows are the right combination of biology and stand-up comedy and she is obsessed with the Amygdala. Expect to hear about the Amygdala. 

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 - 22:30 £4.00
General admission
General admission
19:00 - 22:30 £5.00
Concessions prices apply for the following groups: Students, OAP, Unemployed, Disabled, Librarians, Teachers, NHS.
19:00 - 22:30 £2.50
Admission + extra generous donation to the Shine Trust
Worried about austerity? Want to do a little more to help school kids thrive? Pay a little extra, and we'll donate a little extra to the Shine Trust.
19:00 - 22:30 £7.50



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