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Football, photography and UFOs at this week’s top three Museum Lates

Posted at 11:30 am, September 23, 2013 in Arts & Entertainment, Fun London, Secret London

As we’re into the final week of September, you’ve probably already seen a Christmas advert. Irritated? Depressed? Take our advice: switch the telly off and get out and enjoy our pick of this week’s after hours events.

1. Learn more than just the offside rule at the British Library on Mon September 23, 6.30-8pm. £7.50 (£5 concessions).© Paul Trevillion

Now you can stop your bickering and finally get this settled, because the British Library is displaying the original rules of Association Football. To celebrate, the creator of long-running You Are The Ref comic strips Paul Trevillion and his collaborator and former head of Premier League referee Keith Hackett, will be part of this lively interactive event on Monday night. Radio 5 Live and Sportsworld presenter Caroline Barker is presenting the event, which will also feature special guests including former Arsenal player Perry Groves and prominent women’s footballer Sue Lopez.

For more info and tickets go to bl.uk/whatson/events

2. Delve into a world of photography at the Science Museum on Wed September 25. 6.45-10pm. Free.

© Kate Elliot for Media Space

Bringing photography and science together, the Science Museum is putting on a mix of talks, workshops and interactive events including the opportunity to build your own macro lens, hold the world’s oldest photos and explore the brand new Media Space. Model, actress and campaigner Lily Cole will also be there to talk about the science of cooperation along with Science Museum’s Roger Highfield. If you’re not content with the intriguing photography from the likes of 1860s pioneer Julia Margaret Cameron or social documenter Tony Ray-Jones, there’s also comedy, lessons from a caricaturist, a silent disco and speed dating (£10 and drink included) on offer. Browse the full list of activities at sciencemuseum.org.uk/lates

See here for more details.

3. The Natural History Museum hosts their massive Uncovered Science Festival on Fri September 27. 4pm-midnight. Free.

© Natural History Museum

As part of this year’s Science Uncovered Festival, 400 scientists will be scattered all over the Natural History Museum to celebrate European Researchers’ Night and to provide you with a unique and exciting delve into science. You’ll be able to enjoy exclusive access to parts of the museum where there will be a ton of talks, tours and activities going on until midnight. Highlights include examining blood spatter evidence, marvelling at the first t-rex fossil, observing a rare martian meteorite and there will also be a live video link with NASA, as well as DJs spinning in the Science Bar. 

For a full list of activities and more info head to nhm.ac.uk

Keep up with all the latest museum lates here .

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