Week In Geek: 11-17 February 2013

Happy Valentine's from Wellcome Library.

London events for people with curious minds.

Monday 11 February

BOOKS: Fiction Lab returns to the Royal Institution — a monthly book club for science-based novels. Today’s book for discussion is Flight Behaviour by Barbara Kingsolver. Free, just turn up, 7pm

Tuesday 10 February

HISTORY: Mike Rendell, at a Museum of London Gresham lecture, discusses the fascinating story of an 18th century haberdasher on London Bridge who recorded what he ate, what he purchased, how he slept and what the weather was like in obsessive detail. Free, just turn up, 6pm

Wednesday 13 February

OIL: How much oil reserves are left, and what new technologies are helping draw the black stuff from untapped sources? Ann Muggeridge discusses at Imperial College. Free, just turn up, 5.30pm

PROGRAMMING: Gordon Plotkin gives a talk at the Royal Society on the rise of artificial languages, metamathematics and computer programming. Free, just turn up, 6.30pm

FILM: The Dana Centre screens Chasing Ice, a documentary about one man’s quest for indisputable evidence of climate change. Free, prebook, 6.30pm

Thursday 14 February

CHOLERA: A dubious Valentine’s treat at the Wellcome Library, where the late opening features a talk on the ‘blue death’ of cholera. Free, prebook, 6pm

ANIMAL SEX: A slightly more amorous atmosphere unfolds at the Grant Museum, where they’ll be handing out wine and describing how seduction is done in the animal kingdom. £5, just turn up, 6pm

Friday 15 February

TRANSPORT: London Transport Museum opens late, and wants to show off its new exhibition of Tube posters. £8, prebook, 6.45-10pm

Did we miss anything? Let us know in the comments. Or email matt@londonist.com to tip us off about future events.

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