Week In Geek: 13-19 June

A late night of sci-fi inspired music at the British Library (Friday)

London events for curious minds.

Monday 13 June
PSYCHOPATHS: Journalist Jon Ronson (of Men Who Stare At Goats fame) is at the Monarch in Camden for this month’s Skeptics in the Pub, to talk about what makes a psychopath. 7.30pm, £2

SCI-FI: This month’s book of choice at the Science Fiction Book Club is Kurt Vonnegut’s classic Slaughterhouse 5. Join the meetup group to find the location. 7pm, FREE

Tuesday 14 June
GM FOOD: The Dana Centre has an evening devoted to this mainstay of public debate. 7pm, FREE but prebook.

ALIENS: The hardworking Lewis Dartnell is at the Grant Museum to talk about astrobiology and the prospects of alien life within our solar system. Includes free glass of wine and tour of the new museum. 6.30pm, FREE

Wednesday 15 June
ENERGY: Another event at the Dana Centre, this time looking at the ethics of biofuels. 7pm, FREE but prebook

MEDICINE: Quentin Cooper off of the radio is at Wellcome Collection to discuss Joseph Lister and antiseptic with Hugh Pennington. 7pm, FREE

ASTRONOMY: There’s a lunar eclipse tonight. If the skies are clear, head on up to Blackheath for a special picnic with the Royal Observatory Greenwich’s astronomers. 9pm, FREE

Friday 17 June
MUSIC: The British Library stays up past its bedtime for an evening of DJs, music and talks inspired by the current sci-fi exhibition.  7.30-11.00pm, £12.50

Have we missed anything important? Let us know below and we’ll add to the listings.

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  • Liveable London

    Street Talks on Tuesday 14th might be of interest. The theme this month is how to make great streets that reduce the dominance of the
    car, give priority to people and encourage walking and cycling. Details here – http://movementforliveablelondon.com/street-talks/