The Science Museum’s monthly late opening tonight (29 May) has a particularly bold theme, with talks, workshops and performance all exploring sexuality. Learn about transgender surgery, or pop into a talk that highlights the “anatomy of transgender and intersex bodies through life drawing”. Elsewhere, there’s gay and lesbian speed dating and a talk about Pedro Almodóvar’s film The Skin I Live. The main lecture theatre has a talk on the science of sex, promising to answer such questions as ‘why we fancy the people we do’, and ‘why love exists’. Or avoid the biology altogether, by checking out the Museum’s usual Lates distractions, such as the science quiz, the silent disco and the Web Lab.
This adults-only event is always a big old laugh, giving you the chance to wander round the museum’s halls, glass of wine in hand with no nippers running around. Just turn up any time between 6.45pm and 10pm. Entrance is free.