Week In Geek: 1-7 August 2011

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Week In Geek: 1-7 August 2011


London events for curious minds.

Monday 1 August
ROBOTS: Londonist favourite (and sometime collaborator) Helen Keen presents her new comedy show about the future and robot and that kind of thing. It's part of the Camden Fringe, and on at the Etcetera. £7, 9pm

SCI-FI: The British Library explores the overlap between science fiction and social science with four speakers. £7.50, 6.30pm

Tuesday 2 August
ROBOTS: A second date for Helen Keen at the Etcetera (see Monday). £7/9pm

SEX: This month's Scientists in the Pub looks at oddball sexual practices in nature. The talk, upstairs at the Brixton Ritzy, will be followed by an audience experiment. The mind boggles. FREE, 7.30pm

FILM: Fancy a special trip to watch the new Captain America movie? Join the London Sci-fi and Fantasy group who'll be watching together at Vue Westfield. 6pm

Wednesday 3 August
TWITTER: Into science and into social networking? Head to the Square Pig in Holborn for an informal tweetup. Follow hashtag #UKscitweetup for more details. FREE, 6.30pm

Thursday 4 August
TECH: There's an informal meeting for techy types in the Dogstar, Coldharbour Lane tonight for the first Brixton Tech Meetup. FREE, 8pm

MAGIC: The Old Operating Theatre has an evening of magic, mentalism and illusion, coupled with the history of fraudulent mediums and Victorian soothsaying. £15, 7pm

DIRT: The Wellcome Collection, and its bunkmate the Wellcome Library, explore the battle to eradicate London's dirt, drawing on some important library holdings. (Not literally drawing on them, that'd be destructive.) FREE, 6pm

Friday 5 August
BRIGHT CLUB: The 'thinking person's variety night' snuggles comfortably into the Camden Fringe programme like a seasoned postdoc into a crumpled lab coat. Expect academics, musicians, comedians and sundry other interesting types all sharing the stage at the Bloomsbury Theatre Studio. £5, 7.30pm

Sunday 7 August
ENGINEERING: It's the monthly opening of the Kirkaldy Testing Museum on Southwark Street, a shrine of industry full of odd machinery and the whiff of oil. FREE, 11am-3pm

Do speak up in the comments if we've missed anything.

Last Updated 01 August 2011