Week In Geek: 6-12 February 2012

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Week In Geek: 6-12 February 2012


London events for people with curious minds.

Tuesday 7 February
ARCHITECTURE
: Ken Shuttleworth, the architect most famous for designing the Gherkin, is at Imperial College to discuss sustainability in building. FREE, 5pm

EDGE OF SCIENCE: Rupert Sheldrake, proponent of morphic resonance theory most recently seen rearing its dubious head on Torchwood, is at Goldsmiths to talk about the dangers of scientific dogma. FREE, 6pm

SUSTAINABILITY: The British Library hosts a talk on progress towards more sustainable lifestyles. £7.50/£5, 6.30pm

FUTURE FLIGHT: What might the aircraft of the future look like? Head down to the Dana Centre to ask a panel of aviation experts where your jetpack is. FREE, 7pm

EVOLUTION: This month's Science in the Pub is themed around Darwin. Expect plenty of scientific discussion for a general audience, plus beer. Upstairs at the Ritzy in Brixton. FREE, 7.30pm (but people will be there long before), #pubsci

Wednesday 8 February
ELECTRONICS
: Learn about the future of plastic electronics, with a talk at Imperial College. FREE, 5.30pm

QUIZZAGE: The London Geeks meetup group hosts a geek quiz, with questions on maths, science, computers and such. The fun takes place in Ye Old Cock Tavern on Fleet Street. Free, 7pm

Thursday 9 February
ASTRONOMY
: A spacetalk event at the Royal Observatory looks at how astronomers map the universe at the largest scales. £5, 6.30pm

Friday 10 February
GEEK VARIETY
: Bright Club is back with the usual unusual mix of academics and comedians. Tonight's theme, at the Bloomsbury Theatre, is luuuurve, to coincide (almost) with Valentine's. £8, 7.30pm

Saturday 11 February
SCI-FI: The London sci-fi/fantasy meetup group once again get together in the Mad Hatter pub, Southwark. FREE, 5pm

Sunday 12 February
APOCALYPSE: The end of the world is coming, of that there can be no doubt. Prepare yourself for the End of Days by attending The Event, a variety show about surviving the apocalypse. Speakers include musicians, nuclear physicists, astronomers and a zombie expert. It down in the basement of The Albany, Great Portland Street. £5, 2pm

FILM: Watch a special screening of Christopher Nolan's Memento at Clapham Picturehouse, followed by a discussion about memory with a cognitive scientist and a neuroscience blogger. £11.60, 2.30pm

ASTRONOMY: It's your final chance to see the Astronomy Photographer of the Year exhibition, which closes today. FREE

Booking ahead

SPACETACULAR!: Like space and astronomy? How do you fancy a show that mixes real space science with space comedy, short films, tin-foil costumes and the legendary space quiz? Come along to Spacetacular! on 23 February at the Roxy near London Bridge. Londonist editor M@ and comedian Helen Keen host. Come as you are or come in space costume and get £1 off entry (redeemable on door). Book now. £5, 7pm

Did we miss anything? Let us know in the comments. Or alert us to upcoming events by emailing matt@londonist.com

Last Updated 06 February 2012