10 Geeky Things Coming Up In London

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10 Geeky Things Coming Up In London

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Geeky good stuff abounds at the Grant Museum of Zoology.

Eventbrite contains a wealth of London events to suit all interests. Here, we've rounded up some of the more intellectually stimulating options for October.

Tuesday 6 October

UNDER THE SEA: Catch a screening of 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea (1955) at UCL's Grant Museum. The museum stays open late for the film, followed by a talk by the ever-entertaining Joe Cain. Stick around for a free glass of wine while you browse around this wonderful museum of zoology. FREE, get tickets on the door or book here.

Wednesday 7 October

BATS!: Spend an evening in the company of flying mammals at Fulham Palace from 7.30pm. The event starts with a talk about the creatures. You'll then be kitted out with bat detectors and sent into the palace gardens. Tickets £25.

Tuesday 13 October

ADA LOVELACE: Ada Lovelace celebrates the achievements of the computing pioneer, plus the wider work of women in science and allied disciplines. Ada Lovelace Day Live brings a series of comedians and scientists to the stage at Conway Hall, to coincide with the opening of the Science Museum's new free exhibition. Tickets to Ada Lovelace Day Live tonight at 7.30pm are £20, book yours now.

Sunday 18 October

BRAGG: Melvyn Bragg is well-versed in just about everything, and is sure to give an entertaining and educational speaker at Dulwich Books tonight from 6pm. Tickets £11-£21 (with copy of book), order now.

Tuesday 20 October

AI: What's the future of artificial intelligence? Hear from three speakers working in the industry at TechHub in Shoreditch from 6.30pm. FREE, book your place.

Wednesday 21 October

BRUTALISM: Fan of the Trellick Tower? Learn how to make an A3 print of the brutalist icon, including drawing, stencilling, colouring and printing in this three-evening course at the Goldfinger Factory on Wednesday 21 & 28 October and 4 November, 6.30pm. Book your place on these workshops now: £90 (materials included).

Monday 26 October

CRYPT TALK: Know much about John Howard, the 18th century prison reformer? Find out more in the crypt of St Paul's, in this free lunchtime talk at 1pm, The Curious Mr Howard. FREE, book your place.

SCIENCE IS VITAL: Britain punches above its weight in science and innovation, and has a rich history of discovery. The Government is soon expected to drastically cut the research budget. Head to Conway Hall's event Science: As Vital As Ever? to learn more, and support the sciences. Tickets from £5.

Thursday 29 October

THE DUDE: Watch a screening of The Big Lebowski in a retro-bowling alley in Finsbury Park. The ticket price includes an hour and a half of bowling, the film screening, two cocktails (including The Dude's favourite white Russian), a bottle of beer and plenty of food from 6.30pm. Book tickets: £40.

Saturday 31 October

GEEKY SPOOKERY: Where better to spend Halloween than a room full of genuine skulls and skeletons? That'll be the Grant Museum of Zoology again, which even contains an eye of newt and leg of toad. Hear some 'ghoulish animal facts', take part in a fancy dress competition, or just browse the museum with a glass of wine from 6.30pm. FREE, book tickets.

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Last Updated 08 October 2015

Al

We went to the Grant Museum Late and it was in fact, not free. I'm not sure if this is the fault of the museum or Londonist, but we went through to the ticket page, booked tickets and were led to believe that if we didn't book, tickets would be £6 according to eventbrite or £5 according to Grant Museum's Facebook page. Well, turns out we weren't getting free tickets but a booking that was free. They apologised for the confusion but we still needed to pay at the door. Not sure what the point of booking was since their website stated that booking was not needed. We wouldn't have been as disappointed if the exhibit itself wasn't such a disappointment. You basically pay for the "free" glass of wine. The only thing different from usual were a few taped up themed facts on some of the displays. Not really worth it in our opinion.

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