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Welcome to Nerd Nite London, where it’s hip to be square. We host a monthly event at the Paper Dress Vintage on Curtain Road, where we invite nerds to come speak about interesting stuff, while we drink beer and learn things. It’s like Ted, but in a bar. Learn more about us at www.london.nerdnite.com or at facebook.com/nerdnitelondon

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Nerd Nite London online - January 2021

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NERD NITE LONDON, WHERE IT’S HIP TO BE SQUARE. Nerd Nite London is a monthly event where three speakers give 18-21 minute fun-yet-informative talks across all disciplines, while the audience drinks along. This January, we’ll be learning about boredom, drug chemistry and immune system decline. Be there (nice and comfy on your sofa) and be square. Address: youtube & whatsapp -link details when you buy a ticket (https://www.designmynight.com/london/whats-on/date-night/nerd-nite-london) Details: January 20th 2021. The stream will go live at 7pm, with the speakers starting at 7.30pm Tickets: Early Nerd Tickets £4, General Admission £5, Extra-generous donation to Shine Trust £7.50. Concessions £2.50 All proceeds will be donated to charity. Tickets available here: https://www.designmynight.com/london/whats-on/date-night/nerd-nite-london-livestream-november-2020 Befriending Boredom (or why Donald Trump likes to see his name on everything) The scientific research on boredom is surprisingly interesting. It reveals multiple types and mechanisms of boredom, and a not-entirely-boring debate about what exactly we should do about being bored. It also tells us what the most interesting subject in the world is, and how we can use our knowledge of it to improve our lives. Roger Bretherton is Associate Professor in Psychology at the University of Lincoln. When he is not playing the drums or home schooling reluctant children (his own kids, not anyone else’s), he studies character strengths- the positive psychological qualities like wisdom, love and hope, that make life worth living. When Medicines Become Drugs Have you ever wondered why heroin is so addictive, but we use its sister compound, morphine, in the NHS? Or what lemons, cough syrup and epipens can teach us about crystal meth? In this talk we will explore the thin line between when chemicals heal and when chemicals harm. Please note, there will be no free samples … or samples of any kind! Alex is a PhD researcher at the University of Warwick, his research focusses on making rapid diagnostic tests for diseases such as cholera and Covid-19. But he also loves giving talks about why chemistry matters and how simple chemical changes change the World. Immunescence The human immune system declines in efficacy with age for a number of reasons. Is this inevitable? We’ll look at some of the reasons for this phenomenon, and suggest ways that older people can give their immune system a boost. Which may or may not include vampirism and organ theft. Kay Scorah is a lapsed biochemist and advertising person, leadership and communications consultant, inventor of the Essex Road Recipe project, writer of a blog (warning, not for the easily offended) and occasional standup comedian and theatre performer. She has run her own business, havemorefUnlimited for more years than most of you have been alive and founded the Turning the Tables conference in 2019: a place to learn from inspiring young people who have been through hell. All proceeds from Nerd Nite London go to charity. We are partnering with The Shine Trust to help foster a new generation of nerds. More information about Nerd Nite London can be found by following us on Twitter @nerdnitelondon, liking us on Facebook www.facebook.com/nerdnitelondon or visiting www.london.nerdnite.com. for more information about The Shine Trust visit www.shinetrust.org.uk

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Nerd Nite London -online September 2020

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