Week In Geek: 24-30 August 2015

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Week In Geek: 24-30 August 2015
Still from a recent Science Museum Lates video. See Wednesday.

Our weekly roundup of London events packed with intellectual nourishment.

It's another quiet week, as venues across town relax through the summer, but we still found a handful of intriguing events...

Wednesday 26 August

WAR DOCTORS: This talk by Emily Mayhew looks at battlefield medicine from the First World War to the present day. It's at Imperial's St Mary's campus. Free, prebook, 12.30pm-1.30pm

CHILDHOOD: This month's Science Museum Lates is themed around childhood — ironic, given that it's an adults-only event. Wander round the museum, drinking booze, looking at stuff, and dropping in to talks, performances and perhaps the silent disco. Free, just turn up, 6.45pm-10pm

Thursday 27 August

CHURCH SCRAWL: Graffiti isn't a modern invention. Matthew Champion is at The Bell in Spitalfields to talk about the long history of church graffiti, from images of demons to prayers, curses and word puzzles. £4.40, prebook, 7.30pm

Friday 28 August

LITTLE MODELS: If you can get along to the RAF Museum in Colindale for your lunch hour, you can hear from Simon Owen of Hornby Hobbies, who'll talk about the process of scaling down iconic aircraft into Airfix models. Free, prebook, 1pm

Saturday 29 August

FESTIVAL OF KNOWLEDGE: Geeks of all stripes will be in King's Cross this weekend for a huge extravaganza of ideas. The Curious? festival includes a bumper programme of talks, performances and experiences, put together by member organisations of the Knowledge Quarter. Highlights include a tour beneath the Granary Square fountains, behind the scenes at the local energy generation centre and a video about the area's gas holders. Free, some events need prebooking while some are just turn up, all day

WOMAN UP! Here's an alarming stat: there are more men in the House of Commons today than there are women who've ever been elected to parliament. A weekend-long event at Conway Hall in Holborn looks at the many inequalities women in the UK still suffer. £3-£6, prebook, all day

Sunday 30 August

CURIOUS? FESTIVAL: The King's Cross carnival of curiosity continues today, all day

WOMAN UP! Continues today. £3-£6, prebook, all day

Looking for more talks? Try Ian Visits' events calendar, or Interesting Talks London. If you'd like to tip us off about an upcoming event, email matt@londonist.com

Last Updated 21 August 2015