The National History Museum hosts the Universities Week in June where "university staff and students and Museum researchers will lead inspiring discussions and activities that focus on cutting edge research and its role in tackling society's biggest challenges."
While most of the events take place during the day, there is a late session on Wednesday with lots of talks and interactive research stations. Among many more talks and events you will be able to enjoy
City University: The Multi-sensory Internet
Send a smell with your smartphone, experience a remote hug, and taste a digital lollipop.
University of Liverpool: Genomics in action
Find out how deciphering the genetic code of wheat could help combat global food shortages.
Middlesex University: Happy Feet
Watch yourself as a 3D skeleton, running in a virtual environment. Take-home footage available
Oxford University: Mapping the Internet
Discover the hidden patterns and social quirks revealed by the data you generate online.
University of Central Lancashire: Spot the Liar
Join an interactive examination of some high profile lies. Prof Dawn Archer will show you how to spot body language cues and emotional giveaways.
Anglia Ruskin University: Future of Music
Discover new musical instruments and the technology behind good and bad quality sound.
plus lots of other interesting talks and demonstrations and interactive stations.
There won't be an official start or end time for this meetup. There won't be an official meetup in a pub afterwards either. There is a cafe inside the museum, where you can get food and drinks.
The "After Hours" event will take place from 6pm till 10 pm, with talks and events spread throughout the evening. When you arrive, just join the crowd and try to find other members of the European club.
If you want, we can meet at 6pm in the entrance hall of the museum. I will be waving a meetup sign. I'll send you my mobile number later by email. After we have met, just grab a friend and explore what is on offer.
See you at the museum :-)