Week In Geek: 2-8 April 2012

M@
By M@ Last edited 68 months ago
Week In Geek: 2-8 April 2012


London events for people with curious minds.

A fairly quiet week, with most venues winding down their adult events programmes for Easter. But a few gems, nevertheless.

Tuesday 3 April

MONEY, MONEY, MONEY: A Gresham College talk by the British Museum's Deputy Director looks at the parallels between the Roman Empire's monetary union under the Denarius, and the modern Euro. FREE, 1pm

TV: As analogue television lives its final days, the ICA puts on an art exhibition called Remote Control, looking at the past, present and future of the medium. (On a similar theme, we can also recommend David Hall's current installation at Ambika P3.) FREE, until 10 June.

SCIENCE SHOWOFF: More science-based fun at the Wilmington Arms, as a quick-fire lineup of geek speakers share their passions. The Geek Chic meetup group will be in attendance for anyone wanting to meet  with other single science fans. £5 (suggested), 7pm

Wednesday 4 April

QUIZ: It's time for another geeky quiz at the Cock Tavern, Fleet Street, courtesy of the Thinking Bob geek meetup group. Cost not specified, 7.30pm

COOL TRANSPORT: Had a ride on one of Heathrow Airport's personal pods? They transport up to four people and their luggage, on demand, between the Terminal 5 business car park and the main building. A talk in the Adelaide pub, Teddington explores this novel (and little-known) transport system. FREE, 7.30pm

FLYING STUFF: This month's Salon event takes an aerial theme, with talks about the bird life of London and how to make paper aeroplanes. A third speaker goes off topic to discuss 'mind palaces' — a technique for boosting your memory, as flourished by Benedict Cumberbumpkin in the recent series of Sherlock. You'll find them at 9 Adam Street, just off the Strand. £10, 8pm

Thursday 5 April

MEDICINE: Wellcome Collection holds another of its patient and doctor evenings. Tonight, an epilepsy sufferer and her GP discuss their experiences. While you're there, check out the excellent Brains exhibition. FREE, 7pm

Did we miss anything? Let us know in the comments, or tip us off about future events by emailing matt@londonist.com

Last Updated 02 April 2012