Nerd Nite London- February 15th

V&A Museum of Childhood

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Description

Wednesday 15 February 2017
18:30 - 22:30
Tickets from £6
Something A Little Different, Date Night
Over 18

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: V&A Museum of Childhood, Cambridge Heath Road, London E2 9PA
Details: Wednesday 15th February.
Tickets: Early nerd tickets £6, general admission £7.50. 

Doors open 6.30pm, event starts 7.30pm

Screw February 14th- it’s February 15th that’s got our hearts fluttering. We’ll be talking about how our brains learn, why voting systems matter, and hair. Be there and be square.

You must remember this...

How do we remember things? Our brain learns by changing the connections between the neurons,  the "atoms" of the brain. This presentation will describe how the brain develops early during childhood, how it learns when we are adult, and how mathematical models can help us to understand the brain and the basic principles of learning.

Dr Claudia Clopath is a Lecturer  in the Bioengineering Department at Imperial College London. Her passion is to understand how the brain works. She loves computers, maths, and models.

A hairy situation

Have you ever wondered why hair is curly, or straight, or blond, or black? Why do we lose 70 hairs a day from our heads, and can anything be done about that receding hairline? In this talk you will learn about the evolution of hair, and the science behind hair loss.

Claire Higgins is a lecturer in tissue engineering at Imperial College London. She is obsessed with hair……perhaps a little too much. In her spare time she is an avid ceramicist.

Why voting systems matter

How on earth did Donald Trump become US President? How did the UK end up voting to leave the EU? Why did Austria avoid electing a far right candidate as its president? Could Marine Le Pen become President of France and can we assume Angela Merkel will remain German chancellor?

These are just some of the questions triggered by recent political events around the world that have highlighted the need to understand voting systems and the impact they have. This talk will look at the main types of voting systems and the general pros and cons of each. This will include examples of some bizarre election results in the UK, Canada, the US and New Zealand.

George Court studied International Relations at the University of Birmingham, getting involved with Model United Nations as well as the Comedy society where he had a go at doing some political impressions. These may or may not be re-performed during the presentation.

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 our website. For more information about the Shine Trust visit www.shinetrust.org.uk

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Location

V&A Museum of Childhood
Cambridge Heath Road, London, E29PA



Nearest station:
Bethnal Green (Tube)

Terms

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Organiser

Nerd Nite London

A monthly event to find out interesting stuff. While drinking beer. Follow us @nerdnitelondon

http://london.nerdnite.com



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