Week In Geek: 29 April-5 May 2013

London events for people with curious minds…and, apparently, Daily Mail readers.

Tuesday 30 April

SCI-FI LONDON: The annual festival of science fiction on film returns, with a busy programme running through till 6 May. As well as screenings a-plenty, there’s the usual sci-fi quiz, workshops and talks. See the full listings here.

STEM CELLS: The first UK clinical trial is now under way, to see whether stem cells can help reverse or slow down neurodegenerative disease. Jack Price from King’s College London is at the Cittie of Yorke pub in Holborn for this month’s Cosy Science event. Free, just turn up, 7pm

CYBORGS: Anyone out Kingston way should pop into Woody’s for a Cafe Scientifique themed around ‘our future as cyborgs’. You’ll be back. Free, just turn up, 7pm

Wednesday 1 May

TRANSPORT: Most people who moan about London’s transport networks don’t have viable solutions to their quibbles. This chap reckons he does. Douglas McWilliams talks at the Museum of London in a Gresham lecture that will reveal how transport could be cheaper and more efficient. Free, just turn up, 6pm

PUTTING SCIENCE BACK INTO SCIENCE FICTION: What are the current breakthroughs and technologies that will inspire the next generation of science fiction? A splendid selection of panelists discuss the links between science and fiction at the Royal Society tonight. Free, just turn up, #2001dayslater, 6.30pm

Friday 3 May

PIFF, PAFF, POOF: Neil Tarrant speaks at the Royal Society about the links between magic and science in the 16th Century. Free, just turn up, 1pm

IMPERIAL FESTIVAL: The South Kensington Campus of Imperial College is turned into one big science funfair, with talks, demos, food and drink, and interactive robots. The Imperial Festival runs today and tomorrow and is suitable for all the family. In the intro video below, Lord Robert Winston says he looks forward to meeting you there…so don’t disappoint him! Free, just turn up, 4-10pm

Saturday 4 May

It’s Star Wars Day…May the 4th be with you.

IMPERIAL FESTIVAL: Continues today. Free, just turn up, noon-6pm

JUGULAR: A ‘science cabaret’, featuring a heady combination of top scientists, storytellers, poets, actors, musicians, visual artists and circus performers, each putting their own spin on the marvels of the universe, comes to Rich Mix tonight. Jugular Experiment 2, as it’s called, promises to be about as eclectic an event as you’re ever likely to find. £12, prebook, 7.30pm

Here’s a teaser:

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

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