Week In Geek: 16-22 July 2012

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Week In Geek: 16-22 July 2012

London events for people with curious minds.

Monday 16 July

SCIENCE ON THE STREET: Head down to Gabriel's Wharf on the Southbank today to catch Soapbox Science, open-air talks by women scientists to draw passers-by into scientific discussions. FREE, 12-3pm

QUIZ!: The Royal Institution's science and technology quiz returns, co-hosted as ever by Londonist M@. £2 per person, 7pm

Tuesday 17 July

HISTORY: Another History in the Pub, at The Bell, Spitalfields, in association with London Historians. Hosted by Londonist M@, this month's theme is East End history. Guests include Neil Fraser, author of Over the Border: The Other East End, and Duncan Barrett and Nuala Calvi, authros of the Sugar Girls, with music by Fiona-Jane Weston, a history quiz and an open mic session for anyone with a good historical anecdote or questions. £3 (non members), FREE (members), 7pm

NEUROCRIME: If a crime is committed by someone with a brain tumour or genetic condition, should we hold them responsible for their actions? Steve Felming is at the Cosy Science event at the Exmouth Arms to explore the tricky areas where biology and law comingle. FREE, 7pm

FAILURE: This month's Bright Club at the Wilmington Arms considers failure, with a bill that includes the usual mix of stand-up comedians and academics. £5, 7.30pm

WEIRD BIOLOGY: Mark Carnall reveals some of the odder specimens in the Grant Museum's holdings, at an event called It Came From The Stores. FREE, 6.30pm

Wednesday 18 July

PAIN: Find out why some people suffer from chronic pain, and potential remedies at a lunchtime talk at Wellcome Collection. FREE, 1pm

SPORT SCIENCE: Can you train your brain to be better at sport? A talk at UCL's impressive Cruciform Building offers speculation. FREE, 6.30pm

LONDON CREATIVITY: A third event for Londonist M@ in three days (apologies for the self promotion), as he speaks at the Hospital Club's Platform event about how the city directly inspires creativity. Email toby.bricheno@googlemail.com to get a spot. FREE, 7.30pm

Thursday 19 July

LAUGHTER: Scientists and performers explore laughter at Wellcome Collection. FREE, 4pm and 7pm

BONES: The Florence Nightingale Museum's new exhibition about bones opens today, running till 31 August. FREE with ticket price (£5.80/£4.80)

SCI-CHAT: Comedian Ben Miller and journalist Roger Highfield talk about their favourite bits of science at the Royal Institution. £10/£7, 7pm

IMPROVED YOU: Wellcome Collection's new exhibition, Superhuman, opens today, looking at ways to augment the human body. A full review will follow. FREE

Week in Geek will take a break during London 2012. However, stand-out events will be featured on the site individually.

Last Updated 16 July 2012