Nerd Nite London September 2022

  • 96 reviews
  • Backyard Comedy Club


  • Date Night, Something A Little Different and Classes
  • Tickets from £2.50 - £10.00
  • Bethnal Green
  • Over 18
  • This event has taken place.
  • 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. This September we're going to be learning about breakups, collecting things and one other topic tbd

Be there and be square.

Address: The Backyard Comedy Club, 231 Cambridge Heath Road, London E2 0EL / also online*

Details: Wed 21 September 2022. Doors open at 7PM, event starts at 7.30PM.
The online stream* will go live at 7:15PM, with the speakers starting at 7.30PM and will be available for around 24 hours.

Hunting For The Missing Piece: What Motivates People To Collect Items?

Whether collecting travel memorabilia, or merchandise of one’s favorite team, or antiques from dusty vintage shops, we all have been involved in some form of collecting in our lives. People engaging in this activity are willing to invest sensible amounts of their energy, time, and money to seek, acquire, organize, and display multiple (and sometimes redundant) versions of the same item. But, what motivates people to collect? What keeps them hooked on an endless quest for the missing piece? We shed light on this unique and fascinating behavior that affects so many ordinary consumers. Join the talk to discover more! 

Elena Bocchi is a doctoral researcher in marketing at Bayes Business School (formerly Cass), City University of London. Trained as a linguist in Italy, UK, and Austria, she is now specialising in consumer behaviour and consumer psychology. In one stream of her academic research, Elena applies cognitive psychological insights to better understand consumers’ judgments and consumption decisions, among which the factors that lead people towards excessive, and often, compulsive forms of consumption.

The Unexpected Joy of Heartbreak
Rosie was dumped by email. But felt much better after correcting her ex-partner’s spelling. She investigates how breakups may present us with an opportunity for transformation and how LGBTQ breakup statistics may contradict some of our cultural assumptions about male and female desire.
Rosie Wilby is an award-winning comedian, author and podcaster who has appeared many times on BBC Radio 4 programmes including Woman's Hour, Saturday Live and Four Thought. Her first book Is Monogamy Dead? was longlisted for the Polari First Book Prize. Her new book The Breakup Monologues is based on her acclaimed podcast of the same name.
You can follow Rosie on Twitter @rosiewilby or Instagram @breakupmonologues. 

Silver bullet or fig leaf? Carbon Capture and Storage and its role in reaching net zero emissions

The government has committed the UK to reaching net zero by 2050, but some areas of the UK's industry will prove hard to shift to carbon neutral, and many do not yet understand the individual lifestyle changes that a net-zero economy would require. There is also growing concern that we in the UK and globally are off track to meet our 2050 goals, and concern that 2050 is not soon enough. Is carbon capture and storage the answer? Or is it a snake oil solution that is distracting us from more viable alternatives?
Ruth Herbert is the Chief Executive of the Carbon Capture and Storage Association. She has spent a good portion of her career working on questions of energy policy, including as an economic advisor at the Treasury and Director of Strategy at the Low Carbon Contracts Company, and the UK Department of Energy and Climate Change.

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 at nerdnitelondon or visiting for more information about The Shine Trust visit




Ticket Event time Cost
Early Nerd
Early nerd (limited availability)
19:00 - 22:30 £5.00
General admission
General admission
19:00 - 22:30 £7.50
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 £10.00
Online (general admission)

NOTE the online experience is not as interactive as the in-person event and it may be tricky to hear, in particular, the audience reaction. The stream goes live at 7:15PM.

19:00 - 22:30 £5.00



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Bethnal Green

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Nerd Nite London
Regular events during which several folk give 18-21 minute fun-yet-informative presentations across all disciplines. With beer. Be there & be square.


Backyard Comedy Club

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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