A look ahead at some picks of what’s free to do in London this week.

Monday

What do young people think about the Holocaust?

The UCL Centre for Holocaust Education is launching its latest major research into what young people in English secondary schools know and understand about the Holocaust.

This is a lecture on its implications

5:15pm – Booking required

Gay and Lesbian Activism Today: changes and challenges

The event is a round table discussion by eminent academics working on LGBT activism. The discussion will be related to the newly edited publication The Ashgate Research Companion to Lesbian and Gay Activism.

6:30pm – No booking, just turn up

Tuesday

OenoOrganoleptics: Why does the same wine taste different?

Have you every been drinking wine that you love and others hate? Why might you prefer Prosecco to Champagne? How come that expensive Claret tastes to you like cheap Rioja?

6pm – No booking, just turn up

Wednesday

‘Hands on’ with the London Museums of Health and Medicine

Discover amazing objects from some of the medical museums of the London Museums of Health and Medicine network. Explore model body parts, medical and scientific instruments and diagnostic equipment. Examine rare books, try on antique spectacles or acquire some surgical skills with interactive suturing.

2pm-5pm – No booking, just turn up

Lates at the Science Museum

Explore the world of computing and coding at this month’s Science Museum’s Lates. Weigh up the balance between creativity and science in gaming, take a look at the future of 3D printing, and discover computer poetry.

6:45pm-10pm – No booking, just turn up (some events may be chargeable on the night)

Thursday

Numbercrush: our love affair with data

We are forever being told that we suffer from a deluge of data, a surfeit of stats. But we seem as ill-informed as ever about ourselves, our cities and our societies. Join Rob Levy as he explores the highs and lows of his relationship to data, and examines how data is delighting, misleading and downright duping us every day.

1:15pm-1:55pm – No booking, just turn up

Friday

The Great Small World of John Quekett

Commemorating the bicentenary of the birth of Victorian Microscopist Professor John Quekett and 150 years since the founding of the club that bears his name; this special event will celebrate the wonders of the microscopic world through talks, demonstrations and art workshops.

6pm-9pm – No booking, just turn up

Saturday

The Regent Street Motor Show

The Regent Street Motor Show is the largest free-to-view motor show in the UK, showcasing an impressive 125 years of motoring history. On the day of the Show, Regent Street will be closed to through traffic from Oxford Circus to Piccadilly Circus.

10:30am-4pm – although cars arrive and leave later.

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