Wednesday, 20 July 2016 00:00

Norwich Science Festival

Written by  Lindsey Roffe
Rate this item
(1 Vote)
Norwich Science Festival

The inaugural city-wide Norwich Science Festival has today announced its first wave of headline talks and events.

For two weeks this autumn, science is celebrated with a packed programme of fascinating exhibitions, hands-on family activities, inspiring celebrity talks and noisy theatrical shows for all ages and all levels of scientific knowledge.

The festival takes place 18 – 30 October 2016 and is being organised by The Forum, Norwich, with the support of many partner organisations.

The Forum is the hub venue for the Festival with events also planned at The Norwich Playhouse, OPEN and Norwich Arts Centre. Many of the Festival events are free to attend on a drop-in basis, with pre-book ticketed talks and lectures costing between £4 and £15 per ticket. 

Tickets are now on sale for the following headline talks: 

-          Professor Robert Winston, renowned for his work in fertility and pioneer of new treatments to improve in vitro fertilisation (IVF), delivers a talk on genetics and its uses and misuses: Wednesday 19 October

-          Helen Czerski, oceanographer and physicist, analyses the importance of oceans and their effect on our everyday lives: Thursday 20 October

-          Tony Juniper, campaigner and government adviser, looks at the value of restoring nature and what can be done to achieve it in one generation: Friday 21 October

-          Ben Garrod, Norfolk-born evolutionary biologist, presents evidence of the county’s  evolutionary past on a journey spanning nearly one million years: Saturday 22 October

-          Mark Thompson, astronomer and Norfolk resident, presents two shows; a family spectacular science show and an evening event for space fans: Tuesday 25 October.

Tim Bishop, Chief Executive of The Forum said: “We can’t wait to welcome this fabulous five of highly respected scientists to the Festival in October. Our aim is to celebrate science in Norwich. So, alongside some in-depth scientific presentations, there’s a wide and varied programme for all ages that should be fun to see, try out and wonder at. We’re still busy putting it all together so there’s plenty more to come.”

In addition to the above events, the Norfolk Festival of Nature forms a part of the science festival to offer even more talks, lectures and events. These include a panel discussion with nature writers Mark Cocker and Tim Dee, a headline lecture by natural world specialist Richard Mabey, a talk by evolutionist Richard Fortey and cutting-edge bird science from Professor Nicky Clayton. Artists Harriet Mead and Liz McGowan will also talk about how nature and the environment inspires their art and creativity.

The Festival will also host family talks and activities over the October half term holiday including Ultimate Aliens and Dr Ken’s Magic Show. Visitors can also enjoy stargazing in the inflatable planetarium and the Large Hadron Collider experience at The Forum.The new Norwich Science Festival website www.norwichsciencefestival.co.uk is now live and ticket information for these events can be found on the website. Keep checking the website and social media over the coming months as further talks, events and activities are being added regularly: Twitter:@NorwichSciFest, Facebook: Norwich Science Festival. 

Last modified on Wednesday, 20 July 2016 19:34

Visit the following businesses

cache/resized/8606d50cac934f4371b279c66e12ff5f.jpg
Fuller Photography
Attention to detail is everything. Karen Fuller at Fuller Photography is a professionally trained full-time photographer, committed to elegant, romantic and timeless Norfolk wedding photography with a contemporary edge. You deserve the images ...
Explore
cache/resized/aed18959f27ef378b4eed7628e92e269.jpg
FlexiMed Training Ltd (Gt Yarmouth)
We offer a range of First Aid training and healthcare courses at your workplace/venue as well as at one of our open courses, throughout Norfolk and our training room in Great Yarmouth. We believe that First Aid training should be ...
Explore
cache/resized/00ef94efafb63f4a4865864cec4b1f0c.jpg
The Norfolk Workshop
BESPOKE KITCHENS, BEDS & FURNITURE Handmade in Norfolk Designed and created just for you Full Design, Fabrcation and Installation Service Evening and Weekend Appointments Available Call us for a FREE Consultation - (01263) 510315
Explore
cache/resized/63e21900071359f38dcee4d7581a4c97.jpg
Cleaners R Us East Anglia Ltd
Cleaners R Us East Anglia Ltd is run by Leigh and Russy Cole along with Karen Mann who is the Office Manager. We have been providing a trusted cleaning services in Norfolk and North Suffolk since 2003.  We provide reliable, police checked, ...
Explore
cache/resized/8094c4ea99365e38549a636a5c65454a.jpg
Anglia Karting Centre
Based in the heart of Norfolk, on the outskirts of Swaffham, Anglia Karting Centre has two outdoor race tracks which can be combined to make a 1030 meter, adrenaline fuelled, day of exciting racing.   We can cater for adults and junior ...
Explore
cache/resized/ac5d49955b44575b2fd020bafef8ead9.jpg
Diamond Life Holistic Centre
Balance your body, mind and soul with a range of holistic and organic therapies As a group of holistic therapists who are passionate about health, well-being and self development. We enjoy Creating health and well-being for all our clients.  ...
Explore
benefits banner

Related items

  • Maids Head Hotel Takes to the River Wensum

    The Maids Head Hotel in Tombland, Norwich, has purchased an elegant Edwardian style Frolic 31 electric launch and, following a winter refit, the boat will take to the River Wensum in Norwich, when it will be officially named The Murtle Fish.

    The boat will be driven by a Maids Head skipper, assisted by a steward, and can take 12 passengers. The Murtle Fish will be available to hire from the spring for afternoon tea afloat, wedding photography and receptions, business away days, drinks receptions and guided river tours.

    A two-hour trip will depart from the Quayside next to Fye Bridge and will head to Whitlingham before returning to the city centre. The Murtle Fish will also be used to transport guests to the Maids Head's box at Norwich City FC. 

  • Win a meal for 2 at The Wine Press Restaurant

    All Things Norfolk have teamed up with the Maids Head Hotel to provide you with the chance to win a meal for two up to the value of £80 at their new contemporary look AA 2 rosette Wine Press Restaurant, which is located in the former courtyard of the 15th century inn that first took the name Maids Head.

    The Lord Mayor of Norwich, Councillor Vaughan Thomas and the Sheriff of Norwich, Dr Marian Prinsley visited the hotel on Thursday, November 14 to officially reopen the restaurant following its £60,000 makeover.

    Interior Designer, Nicola Lovell, working closely with General Manager, Christine Malcolm, has created a colourful and exciting restaurant with new tables, chairs, banquettes, pictures and decoration, which complement the ancient courtyard of the hotel. 

    The Wine Press refurbishment is the latest project at the Maids Head, which has seen £3.5 million invested by the hotel’s owners, the Chaplin family, over the last six years across all public areas and guest bedrooms.

  • Maids Head Hotel Reveals New Look Wine Press Restaurant

    The Maids Head Hotel in Tombland, Norwich has revealed a new contemporary look for its AA 2 rosette Wine Press Restaurant, which is located in the former courtyard of the 15th century inn that first took the name Maids Head.

    The Lord Mayor of Norwich, Councillor Vaughan Thomas and the Sheriff of Norwich, Dr Marian Prinsley visited the hotel on Thursday, November 14 to officially reopen the restaurant following its £60,000 makeover.

    Interior Designer, Nicola Lovell, working closely with General Manager, Christine Malcolm, has created a colourful and exciting restaurant with new tables, chairs, banquettes, pictures and decoration, which complement the ancient courtyard of the hotel. 

    The Wine Press refurbishment is the latest project at the Maids Head, which has seen £3.5 million invested by the hotel’s owners, the Chaplin family, over the last six years across all public areas and guest bedrooms.

  • Wayfinding and Wifi make navigating the city easy

    A new pilot wayfinding scheme has launched in the city centre comprising of 12 newly designed and branded City of Stories totems.

    Delivered by Norwich Business Improvement District in partnership with Norwich City Council the pre-existing infrastructure has been redesigned to fit a new image for the city centre.

    The 12 newly designed directional totems are located across the city centre, from outside St Peter Mancroft and The Assembly House, to Dragon Hall on King street.  

    Each totem is colour co-ordinated to match city centre districts and features directional content, immediate location information, 3D buildings and icons, accessible fonts and designs, as well as heritage information on the surrounding district. 

  • Explore the latest urban art gems

    Norwich is already home to eight eye catching large-scale street murals and now the Norwich Business Improvement District (BID) has unveiled its latest urban artworks.

    Working in partnership with Norwich Market, 12 market stalls have been transformed into vibrant street art for residents, visitors and market vendors to enjoy. 

    This collaborative project engaged with five community groups including Notre Dame School, Free School Norwich, The Norwich School, Open Youth Trust and Norwich Theatre Royal to help transform the market.  Ideas were brought to life by seven artists (Kieran Harper, Amy Fellows, Lucie Knight, Emma Hulett, Katie Nice & Maisie Moffat, Ralph McCarthy and Joey LaMeche) who ran workshops with each of the groups to understand their artistic briefs.

Newsletter

© All Things Norfolk 2008 - 2020
Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

RT @break_charity: We are so pleased that on the 12th Feb we will finally reopen our Hellesdon charity shop after the arson attack last Sep…