Week In Geek: 10-16 August 2015

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Week In Geek: 10-16 August 2015

Most big venue event programmes are still on summer holidays, but we've found a handful of geek-centric events around town this week.

Monday 10 August

COMEDY FROGS: Remember the Ugly Animal Preservation Society? Its instigator Simon Watt is back with a standup comedy show... about frog biology. The show is part of the Camden Fringe, and takes place in the tiny room upstairs at the Camden Head. If you can't get in, Simon will repeat the show on 12/14/15/16 August. £5, prebook or turn up, 6.30pm

SCIENCE BOOKS: The monthly Fiction Lab returns to the Royal Institution. It's a book club centring on novels with a marked scientific flavour. This month, the group discusses The Rosie Effect by Graeme Simsion. Free, just turn up, 7pm

Tuesday 11 August

LONDON HISTORY: Discover the remarkable history of Temple Bar, which started on Fleet Street, moved to Hertfordshire and now stands as an entrance to Paternoster Square. Robert Stephenson enlightens at Guildhall Library. Free, prebook, 2pm

CHURCHILL: The life and times of Clementine Churchill are discussed at the National Archives, Kew. Free, prebook, 2pm

Wednesday 12 August

HAPPY CAPITALISM: How can business be a force for good? How can you use mind share to gain market share? Economists Michael Hayman and Nick Giles are at LSE to share some tips. Free, just turn up, 6.30pm

Thursday 13 August

3-D PRINTING: This all-day (hence the price) workshop is aimed at those with little or no prior knowledge of 3-D printing and CAD. You'll be guided through the basics and shown how to scan, model and print in three dimensions. £50, prebook, 10am-4pm

Friday 14 August

NECROPHILIA: Event title of the week must go to Abusing the Corpse: An Illustrated History of Necrophilia Laws in the USA. The talk at Bart's Pathology Museum examines why sexual intercourse with dead bodies is not illegal in some US states, and the problems this causes for jurisprudence. £8.50, prebook, 6.30pm

Saturday 15 August

MASSIVE ERECTION: Five tons of clay will be dumped in Granary Square, King's Cross over the weekend. Your task, should you choose to accept it, is to help shape the clay into a giant sculpture 'as part of a tribute to the changing capital and the unsung people who have built it'. The event is organised by Clayground Collective and will include other demos and exhibits about ceramics. Free, just turn up, 12pm-4pm today and Sunday

JAPANESE GAMING: GamePad! is 'an event for the gamers, cosplayers and anyone who enjoys their events served with a helping of J-Culture', and organised by clothing brand Mayamada. It takes place at Petit Miracle Hub in the West 12 Shopping Centre, Shepherd's Bush. Free, just turn up, 2pm-6pm

Please send listing submissions to hello@londonist.com. We're looking for any event with an intellectual angle, but particularly science, tech, medicine, engineering and general geek culture.

Last Updated 07 August 2015