Science and Society

Lunchbox Science entomology practical crop 2

Scientists on Norwich Research Park engage with school students and the general public both locally and nationally through a wide range of activities and events. Researchers raise awareness of recent developments in science on the Park and discuss with the public their questions and concerns.

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Norwich Science Festival 2017

The Annual Norwich Science Festival is being held over school half-term from 21st to 29th October based mainly at The Forum in Norwich.  It features an exciting mixture of over 125 events, interactive exhibits, stalls and demonstrations from scientists based in Norwich and across the UK.  Researchers from the Norwich Research Park’s partners will be engaging [Continue reading»]

Public join in hunt for new antibiotics in Thetford Forest soil

Visitors to High Lodge in Thetford Forest next week can join scientists from the University of East Anglia (UEA) who will be digging for clues in the race to solve the problem of antibiotic resistance, as part of the Microbiology Society’s ‘Antibiotics Unearthed’ project.
Antibiotics Unearthed is a crowd sourced science project, which members of [Continue reading»]

1st Norwich Science Festival a great success

The Norwich Science Festival took place between October 18th and 30th at The Forum to celebrate the fascinating and ground-breaking research and innovation happening in Norwich and elsewhere.  Many scientists from across Norwich Research Park took part in the Festival which included a display of the very best scientific images from the NRP Image Library.  The Festival [Continue reading»]

Sights, sounds and smells of plant science at Latitude Festival

If you had been in the Kids Area at Latitude Festival this summer, you might have been drawn into the Wild Science tent by the sight of the giant multi-coloured flowers standing in the entrance or the sea of plants that covered some of the tables, the excited chatter of children, or maybe the strong [Continue reading»]

Teachers discussing Lunchbox Science lesson plans

The School:University Partnership Programme boosts opportunities for school students to experience science

The School:University Partnership Programme, funded by the RCUK is a collaborative project across the Norwich Research Park. The aim of the project is to raise the profile of research into secondary schools, to provide authentic research opportunities and inspire a future generation to enter a STEM career. Our activities have been many and varied. Highlights [Continue reading»]

Ant engagement activity

Leaf cutter ant colonies fire public interest in antibiotic research

Most antibiotics come from a group of soil bacteria called actinomycetes, including two thirds of those used in human medicine. Matt Hutchings’ research is aimed at understanding how antibiotics are used in nature, in particular by plants and insects that form symbioses with actinomycetes and use them for protection against disease. One of the systems [Continue reading»]

Innovative Lunchbox Science scheme for schools grows internationally

Lunchbox Science is a set of eight new Science, Art and Writing projects for primary schools which were developed through a partnership between the Science, Art and Writing (SAW) Trust and Farming and Countryside Education (FACE).
The projects use practical science, creative writing and visual arts to explore the links between science and agriculture.  Each [Continue reading»]

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