Half term for most schools this week and the British Library is running a special series of workshops for children aged six and up based on the Library’s collections. Workshops 11-12:30 and 3-4:30 Tuesday-Thursday; free.
For adults, the BL presents David Deutsch, the acclaimed physicist, talking about his new book, The Beginning of Infinity, and the nature of human choice, scientific explanation and the evolution of culture. 6:30-8pm; £7.50.
Topical one at the Dana Centre: a seminar with guest speakers for a discussion on the future of Nuclear Power. 7pm, free, booking required.
Another topical talk at Chemistry House from the RCS tonight: Richard Allan, chief scientist at Scottish Water on the Global Challenge of Water Sustainability
Meanwhile down the road at the Royal Geographical Society, a debate from Intelligence Squared and the Oxford Martin School takes a bigger view, looking at how the world might look in 2020, divided into two sections by work being done on transforming humans and transforming our environment. 6:45pm, tickets £15.
Third of the week from the British Library: a debate entitled The Age of Entanglement: Are we too Intertwined with Technology?. 6:30pm, tickets £7.50.
For those of a furrier persuasion, this is the first week of Zoo Lates: every Friday in June and July, London Zoo will stay open until 10pm for adults only with a bar, food and brand new penguin beach to amuse you. This week is sold out – I’d advise booking soon for future weeks.
Two good ones for families this weekend: the Natural History Museum’s Bat Festival and the Royal Institution’s Family Fun Day on Forensic Science. The bats are all weekend; the forensic science just Saturday.
You can follow the Nature Network London Google calendar of events in London at http://blogs.nature.com/london/2011/05/17/scientific-events-calendar. Updated daily.