London Lectures You Will Love

Heard of our sponsor Funzing? This online community of local Londoners offers quirky experiences to suit everyone. It's a chance to get involved in an activity you've never done before with an experienced host. Feel like trying something different this September? We've rounded up the Funzing events proving most popular with Londoners right now.

LDN Talks @ Night | Bitcoin and Ethereum for Dummies

Have you heard of Bitcoin and Ethereum? Perhaps because it's been in the news a lot recently due to spectacular price rises. But what exactly is Bitcoin? How is Ethereum different? Is it too late to get involved, or is this just the beginning? In this talk, Owen Barnes will cover the essentials of cryptocurrencies, assuming you have no prior technical knowledge. By the end you should have the tools and confidence you need to participate in the biggest technological shift since the creation of the Internet. Get tickets

Forensics Talk | Serial Killers

Jennifer Rees explores one of Forensic Psychology’s most troubling topics: serial killers. How are serial killers are classified? What is the typical difference between male and female killers? Why do women fall in love with known serial killers? How common are homicidal fantasies? Jennifer will provide the answer to all these and debunk common serial killer myths in this talk. Get tickets

LDN Talks | Drugs in Nazi Germany

To mark the release of his new book 'Blitzed: Drugs in Nazi Germany' - Norman Ohler hosts an exclusive talk to discuss the sensational account of the overwhelming role of drug-taking in the third reich - from Hitler and his entourage to ordinary troops and housewives. Get tickets

LDN Talks | Bitcoin and Ethereum for Dummies

Do you know what Bitcoin and Ethereum is? Have you been following along with spectacular price rises? Is it too late to get involved, or is this just the beginning? Owen Barnes' talk will teach you everything you need to know, even if you have no technical knowledge to start with. By the end you should have the tools and confidence you need to participate in the biggest technological shift since the creation of the Internet. Get tickets

LDN Talks | Bitcoin and Ethereum for Dummies

Bitcoin and Ethereum have been in the news a lot recently due to spectacular price rises. But what exactly *is* Bitcoin? How is Ethereum different? Is it too late for you to get involved, or is this just the beginning? This talk will cover all the essentials of cryptocurrencies, assuming no technical knowledge. At the end of the evening, you'll be an expert, knowing: what Bitcoin is and how it works, its implications for society, how to buy, sell and store digital currency, the key differences between Bitcoin and Ethereum, and much more. Get tickets

Talk: Neuroscience of Decision Making

Every day we need to make decisions from what to eat for lunch, which car to buy, what job to choose or what partner is the best match for you. For many years that has been a big misconception that in order to make sound decisions we need to rationally assess pros and cons of each, what lead to many people being utterly stuck in indecision. In this talk neuroscientist Gabija Toleikyte (PhD) will discuss what neuroscience suggests on how to make the best decisions and overcome the traps of indecision. Get tickets

Lecture: Double Your Money without Vegas

Want to earn money while do something you're passionate about? With LDN Talks @ Night, you can. Join Alexlouise as she tells her story about how she became financially free at 32, and find out what it takes to get to where you want to be. Get tickets

LDN Talks | Secrets of Emotional Intelligence

Emotional intelligence is the ability to recognise, understand, manage and effectively express your feelings, and engage successfully and navigate life with others. It is also the ability to recognise, understand and influence the emotions of others. This talk will offer practical, fun and highly effective ways that you can manage your emotions . It will also dive into ways of communication. Get tickets

Talk: Master Your Mind, Master Your Life

Do you get inspired by positive quotes on Facebook about living the life of your dreams but then never take the steps to actually make it happen? Have you read a million self-help books but find that you haven’t actually changed? Chrissy Bray wants to help you unlock your potential and live a kick-ass life using her two-step process. Get tickets

LDN Talks| Neuroscience of Emotions

Emotional well-being is a vital component of everyone's life. Dr Gabija Toleikyte will explain what happens in your brain during an emotional reaction and will teach how to use emotions to your advantage. Get tickets

LDN Talks | How To Look After Your Brain

Dr Gabija Toleikyte is a neuroscientist that wants to show you how to care of the most important part of your body, your brain. Learn the tools you need for a calm mind, sharp thinking, improved attention span and memory to make your life and relationships easier and better. Get tickets

Lecture: Tech and The Future of Health

What role does tech have in our future health system? Perhaps we'll see robot surgeons and digital doctors curing cancer and ending aging. Unbelievable solutions are being discovered all the time to some of the most pressing needs in human health, so we're living longer and better than ever before. But with technological innovation comes questions of ethics, privacy, and what it means to be human which society hasn't quite come to an agreement on yet. Ho far can we really go? Get tickets

Talk: A History of Psychedelics

The traditional use of psychoactive plants and fungi for spiritual and shamanic rituals dates back thousands of years, whereas their interactions with the western world are far more recent. LDN Talks @ Night present Dr David Luke, taking you on a journey through the history of psychedelics right up to the present day. Get tickets

Talk: The Psychology of Fear

Fear has captured the public imagination: Culture of Fear, The Politics of Fear, Project Fear or the Age of Fear. We are constantly bombarded with alarmist statements and health warnings in a new era when terrorism is becoming part of our new normal. This talk aims to explain what is distinctive about the way we fear today, the way that the culture of fear shapes the imagination of individuals and of society and how the culture of fear actually works in everyday life. Get tickets

Forensics Talk | The Psychology of Serial Killers

Join Jennifer to explore one of Forensic Psychology’s most troubling topics. During this talk, you will discover how serial killers are classified. What are the differences between Lust like the BTK (Blind, Torture, Kill) Killer, and Visionary killers such as David Berkowitz (Son of Sam)? Jennifer will explore the different categories, using case studies to illustrate. Why do women fall in love with known serial killers? Jennifer will discuss the clinical knowledge surrounding why serial killers gain admirers, fan mail, and even spouses in light of their atrocious crimes. Learn about Hybristophilia, and the astounding case of the Night Crawler’s trial. Get tickets

LDN Talks @ Night | The Science of Psychedelics

Scientific research is resuming on how psychedelics affect the weirder aspects of human consciousness. This talk from Dr David Luke engages in current study into pyschedelics and their historical use in shamanic rituals. Be prepared, you might leave with more questions than answers. Get tickets

LDN Talks | My Depression & Me

One in ten people will face depression and anxiety in their lifetime, although the true figure might be much higher. The cost to individuals and society is enormous, involving personal distress, absence from work, and suicide. Indeed, suicide is the leading cause of death in the UK for men under 50. Yet mental illness is stigmatised in a way that physical illness is not; there is a feeling that sufferers are just weak, or simply need “to go for a good run”. 

This talk fights this stigma. In describing his lifelong battle with depression and anxiety, Professor Trevor Harvey will cover the causes and treatment of depression, and describe how genes, upbringing, and environment combine to produce changes in the brain that lead to the illness. The session will conclude with advice that has enabled him to live, most of the time, an apparently normal life. Get tickets

Talk: The Madness of Happiness

This year has seen an increased focus on the mental health of the nation by politicians, schools, businesses and even the Royal Family. Is our quest for happiness driving us mad? In this talk I’ll look at the facts, figures, science and practice of mental health. I’ll also discuss perspectives from existential philosophy and existential psychotherapy, evolutionary psychology and my personal history. Expect an entertaining, informative and provocative evening with some strong language because this stuff really host, Phil Pearl, off. Get tickets

Moonlight ???? Goddess ????Gatherings

Explore the mystical world and reconnect with your inner goddess (or god) through practices like astrology, herbalism and tarot at Anoushka's magikal Moonlight Goddess gathering. The practices will also teach you how to apply what you learn to the physical realm of your everyday life. Get tickets

Talk: Dreams: What Do They Mean?

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LDN Talks @ Night |How the Mind Heals your Body

Learn to harness your mind to help your health and wellness. The placebo effect is scientifically proven fact and it's not an anomaly. There are many ways positive thinking can be of benefit to you in everyday life. Get tickets

Forensics Talk | Exploring the Mind of a Psychopath

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LDN Talks| Ex Mi5 Agent on Fake News & The UK Media

Fake news, post-truth reality, and alternative facts have surged in the wake of Brexit and the Trump election win in the USA. And much of this has originated from intelligence agencies, both East and West.

But this is nothing new. Ex-Mi5 agent Annie Machon will be drawing on her personal experiences with the media during her whistleblowing era to piece together how the power structures and levers of control work, both with the old media and the new, to shape our perception of the world. Get tickets

LDN Talks | Food Psychology and Cravings

Have you ever wondered why you can't control yourself around specific foods? Sugar, coffee, chocolate, crisps? Do you find yourself overeating when stressed and tired? It's time to understand your mind and body's needs and stop beating yourself up for it. Learn about your cravings, what triggers them and why you can't stop eating specific foods with health coach and plant-based chef Denisa Ratulea. You will learn why you crave specific foods, how your cells, as well as emotions, are strongly connected to the way you eat and vice-versa and what you can do about it. Get tickets

Talk: The Semiotics of Happiness

In 2010 the UK government unveiled the Measuring National Wellbeing Programme which aims to measure ‘how the nation is doing’ on a number of fronts, including feelings of personal happiness. A variety of educational initiatives exist in schools and increasingly Higher Education aimed at bolstering young people’s happiness. But from where has all of this interest come? If happiness has been the subject of philosophy at least since the Ancient Greeks, how can we account for the apparent sudden explosion in interest? Tracing a much more recent history of the phenomenon to the rise of the happiness industry in the US and its later spread to the UK and across the globe, this talk aims to shed light on crucial moments in the construction of the ‘happiness problem’. By exploring the rise of the phenomenon through claims made about it on various public stages, it argues that ‘happiness’ gained prominence not because of a growing unhappiness in society, nor a demand ‘on the ground’ for new knowledge about it, but rather because influential and dedicated advocates took the issue on at a cultural moment when problems cast in emotional terms were particularly likely to make an impact. Get tickets

LDN Talks |Neuroscience of Powerful Habits

Every January you do the same thing. You make a New Year's resolution to lose weight, be thriftier, quit smoking or possibly even to start exercising. Yet how many of us find ourselves in the exact spot we started in once the month is up? This talk by Dr Gabija Toleikyte, explains why the brain resists changing habits of a lifetime. She'll also explain how to create long lasting change, by working with your brain rather than against it. Get tickets

LDN Talks | Sleep Your Way To Success

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LDN Talks | The Science of Happiness

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LDN Talks|Inside a UK Drugs Gang: 14 Years Undercover

Neil Woods is a former police officer, who spent 14 years undercover as part of the war on drugs. Neil's been stripped naked at gun point and had a samurai sword held to his neck in the line of duty, hear about these experiences and his views on the police's role in tackling organised crime. Get tickets

IndieFlicks Short Film Night (London)

IndieFlicks brings creatives together to meet, collaborate and be inspired by a selection of incredible shorts from around the globe. You will be voting for your favourite short film on the night, having your questions answered by our special guests and finishing with a Feature Short chosen by our panel of judges. Not to mention drinks available from the bar all night and the chance to network with creatives throughout. Get tickets

LDN Talks | Existential Philosophy vs Fight Club

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Talk: The Neuroscience of Love

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Talk: How I Became a U.S. Drug Lord

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Talk: Ayahuasca - a Higher Intelligence?

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LDN Talks | Neuroscience of Productivity

Your brain is constantly changing. Did you have a much better memory as a child? Where you able to concentrate on reading a book for a long period of time and now can barely finish a full article on the internet. Are you suffering from procrastination and can't seem to be able to beat it no matter how hard you try? Were you much more optimistic person and now struggle to feel happy about your life? In this workshop you will learn how to achieve: - Increased Attention Span - Improved Memory - Reduced Procrastination - Improved Performance. Get tickets

A Journey into the Altered States of Mind

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Lecture: Quit Your Job, Follow Your Dreams

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Dim Sum Talks | Explore Unsolved Murder Mysteries

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Dim Sum Talks | The Jack the Ripper Case

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LDN Talks|How The Mind Heals Your Body

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LDN Talks|How the Mind Heals Your Body

David will discuss the mind-body connection and how to harness it for health and wellness. You'll learn about the placebo effect and how it works. You'll learn that rather than it being just 'all in the mind', belief and expectation actually create real changes in the brain. You'll also learn how meditation impacts the brain, heart, and nervous system, how love and compassion can dilate your arteries, how the brain doesn't distinguish the real from the imaginary and how the things you visualise actually shape the brain.  Get tickets

Prof David Nutt: Why We Should Decriminalise Drugs

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Lecture: Is Monogamy Dead?

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LDN Talks| Who Really Runs The UK?

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LDN Talks@Night|Existential Philosophy vs Fight Club

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Lecture: Neuroscience of Emotions

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Lecture: The Neuroscience of Love

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The Female Body & Multiple Orgasmic Experiences

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LDN Talks| The Philosophy of Free Will

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Why Nice Guys Finish Last and What to Do About It!

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Talk: Weird Science: An Introduction

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Forensics Talk|Criminal Psychology of Batman Villains

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LDN Talks |Privacy: Post Wikileaks & Snowden

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Johann Hari: First and Last Days of the War on Drugs

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LDN Talks | Does Your Smartphone Rule Your Life?

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LDN Talks | The 27 Club Phenomenon

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Relationships & The Soulmate Delusion

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Talk: Inside the Brain of a Child

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Lecture: The Real-Life Willy Wonka

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LDN Talks | How To Remove Negative Memories

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LDN Talks @ Night | The Science of Psychedelics

Scientific research is no longer afraid of psychedelics, now studying how they affect the weirder aspects of human consciousness. LDN Talks @ Night present Dr David Luke, and engages in current study into pyschedelics and their historical use in shamanic rituals. Be prepared, you might leave with more questions than answers. Get tickets

Lecture: Life of a UN War Crimes Investigator

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Talk: Banged Up Abroad

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Men & The Multi-Orgasmic Experience

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The British Museum Tour - Ideas that Made our World

Track the journey of humanity through this tour around the British Museum. The tour aims to help you understand why the world is the way it is, and show how humans learned to question absolutely everything. Get tickets

Lecture: Politics WTF! - Corbyn for PM?

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Talk: How To Survive a 1/3 Life Crisis

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LDN Talks | How To Stay Focused & Be Productive

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Lecture: Mastering Genuine Confidence

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LDN Talks | Why Is Britain So Addicted?

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MCR Talks|10 Commandments of Entrepreneurship

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LDN Talks @ Night|A Skeptic's Guide to Ghosts

Opinion polls repeatedly show relatively high levels of belief in ghosts even in modern Western societies. Furthermore, a sizeable minority of the population claim to have personally encountered a ghost. Professor Chris French will explore psychological and other physical explanations for the experience of ghosts and hauntings. Get tickets

Banged-Up Abroad

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Dim Sum Talks| Secrets of Emotional Intelligence

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Lecture: Pablo Escobar and the War on Drugs

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How to Set Up a Business: Sole Trader or Ltd Company

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LDN Talks|Revolution in Iran: Girl With a Gun

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Understanding Men To Build A Deeper Connection

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LDN Talks| Therapeutic Potential of Magic Mushrooms

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LDN Talks|The Bingo Theory with Mimi Ikonn

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LDN Talks | Psychology of Attraction

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