Week In Geek: 17-23 August

Sarah Jayne Bell
By Sarah Jayne Bell Last edited 35 months ago
Week In Geek: 17-23 August

London events for the curious.

Celebrate 40 years of Monty Python and the Holy Grail at the British Library.

Tuesday 18 August

VIRTUAL CONTROL: A UCL Urban Lab workshop at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park about privatised public space, how it is designed, maintained and monitored. And also, hopefully, what it is. Activities include a choice of a photography or a mapping exercise. £20/£15, prebook, 9.30am

PYTHON: If you ever want to know the air-speed velocity of an unladen swallow, the British Library is the place to find out. This week they're celebrating the 40th anniversary of Monty Python and the Holy Grail with an open air screening. £12, prebook, 7pm

Wednesday 19 August

SURGERY: Join the weekly Wednesday Curator's Tour of the Hunterian Museum to learn about John Hunter, surgeon, teacher and collector of things in jars. Free, just turn up, 1pm

Learn to code at the Royal Institution. Photo by Jeroen Bennink via Flickr and the RI.

Thursday 20 August

CODING: Ever wanted to learn a new language? How about a programming language? A day long workshop at the Royal Institution for adults that covers the basics of computer coding. £50, prebook, 10am  

SMALL HOUSE PARTY: The summer garden party of the delightful London Shh... (Small Historic Houses). Croquet, cocktails, fun and games in the garden of Fenton House. £8, prebook, 6pm

Sleep over at the Natural History Museum of Friday. Photo by joephoto from the Londonist Flickr pool.

Friday 21 August

DINO SNORES: Sleep with the dinosaurs at the Natural History Museum. Includes dinner, music, science shows and wandering around the exhibits. Londonist would avoid the edible bug tasting unless there is beer on offer, but you might be braver than us. Adults only. £180, prebook, 6.30pm

Saturday 22 August

GARDEN TASTING: A tasty tour of the gardens of Ham House. Learn how gardeners catered to 17th century taste buds, and be inspired to grow your own food. Lunch and a garden goodie bag included. £25, prebook, 12pm

Here be bats, and food, in Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park this Sunday. Photo by Matt Brown in Londonist Flickr pool.

Sunday 23 August

BATS AND GRUB: A dinner of foraged food in Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park, followed by a bat walk. Can you imagine a better way to spend your Sunday evening? We can't. Forks and bat detectors at the ready! £22, prebook, 5.30pm

Last Updated 15 August 2015