Nerd Night - September

This event has finished Took place on: Wednesday, 16th Sep 2020

Coronavirus: Events may be cancelled and venues closed at short notice, you are advised to check on their websites before making a trip.

This is an online video event, please check the organiser for details about how to watch.

Nerd Nite London is a monthly event where three speakers give 18-21 minute fun-yet-informative talks across all disciplines.

This September we're going to be learning about who's gonna win the Covid vaccine 'olympics', how advertising funds hate speech and fake news, and why national anthems are the most important and influential songs in the world.

Let an Impure Blood Water our Furrows! - An Introduction to National Anthems

National Anthems are among the most important and influential songs in the world. Every country has one, but we seldom know much about our own, let alone anyone else's. Anthems have a history all of their own, and can tell you a lot about how countries wish to be perceived by their own citizens and the outside world. From rousing, sanguine marches to dirge-like hymns and impossible-to-sing operas, each anthem is unique, yet many share common themes. Learn why Latin American anthems are such good fun, and why it is so confusing when England plays Liechtenstein in football.

Andrew Grace

is originally from Chicago but he now finds himself living in London via Scotland and the Midlands. He works an unglamorous job in the City in order to fund his expensive flag habit, but honestly he can stop any time he wants...

How advertising funds hate speech

Advertising used to happen on billboards and TV to a mass audience. Now it's tailored to us, following us around the internet. This tech change has created an opportunity for fraudsters and bad actors to game it, and advertising is now a major funder of the far right according to the UN. Learn how and what we can do to stop this.
Harriet Kingaby is an award-winning communications and brand safety strategist, who has worked with some of the world’s biggest (and smallest) brands, start-ups and social enterprises. She also played a part in that Boris/Trump kiss mural that galvanised millennials to vote in the UK's EU referendum.
Harriet co-founded The Conscious Advertising Network in 2018. She’s also a Mozilla Fellow, working with Consumers International to map the opportunities and impacts of AI enhanced advertising.

The Covid Vaccine Olympics

All the world is waiting for a vaccine, and the big question is who will win? All of us, sure, if we get an effective vaccine, but that isn't going to stop the grand competition. Which of the many vaccines being tested will be the winner ? Which country will be the first to claim credit for producing a vaccine ? Which biotech company will get the windfall ? It's too early to accurately predict the winner, but we can speculate ! This talk will describe the different vaccines that are being tested, one of them will literally shock you.
Dr Faraz Alam is a biomedical research and student who spends his days making bacteria glow in the dark. He previously spoke at a Nerd Nite London about flesh eating bacteria.

All proceeds from Nerd Nite London go to charity. this year we are partnering with The Shine Trust to help foster a new generation of nerds.

Cost: £7.50


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