Nerd Nite 65: Bubbles, films, festive fun

12 December poster - bubbles, films and festive fun

Jingle those nerdy bells: it’s our festive Nerd Nite special! We’ll have talks on bubbles and cinema from some of Brighton’s finest nerds. We’ll also sing nerdy carols, have our annual plasticine modelling competition and no doubt there will be mince pies.

Be there and be square (but please make sure you have voted first – nerds are needed in every democracy).

Tickets link
Venue: Rialto Theatre

Our speakers this month:

***Caspar Salmon: French actresses ***

Caspar is a freelance film and culture writer living in London who has written for The Guardian, Sight & Sound, Little White Lies amongst other publications. He hosts the podcast Film Club with Caspar.

Caspar will be talking about queer fandom that actresses generate in a certain type of film-going homosexual man, and how that fits with his love of arthouse.

***Gianluca Memoli: Bubbles everywhere***

What is the link between volcanoes, dolphins, Swiss cheese and ink-jet printers? What gives taste to champagne and was first named by Shakespeare? Aye, the answer is always “bubbles”. A bubble scientist for more than 15 years, Gianluca has measured bubbles in all sort of materials and processes, from the nanobubbles to Guinness World of Record bubbles. In this wintertide tale, he will demonstrate that bubbles are everywhere (yeah, ok, and atoms…), have a sound and hold our keys to novel medical treatments and space travel. Drinking a fizzy drink will never be the same again!

Gianluca is a senior lecturer in the School of Engineering and Informatics at the University of Sussex. He arrived in Brighton in 2016 and immediately fell in love with Nerd Nite. In his daily job he designs lenses and holograms for sound, towards innovative multisensory experiences. Bubbles, his long-time passion, pop unannounced in all this, like old friends do.


Hosted by Anna Downie
Doors open 7.30pm for an 8pm start.

£4 Regular Nerds
£3 Unemployed/NUS/65+ Nerds
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We regularly sell out, so if you buy a ticket and can’t make it, PLEASE contact the Rialto Theatre and they will give you a refund and sell the ticket on to someone who can attend. Thanks!

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