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 featured presentations and activities from NRP researchers on diverse topics from how plants create shapes, climate change, beans and legumes in food, making vaccines in plants and volcanology.  A number of stands staffed by scientists from across NRP gave visitors hands-on science activities.   There also exhibits from international projects such as the Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland, and local groups with interests in wildlife, environmental issues or archaeology to mention a few.

Highlights included talks by visiting speakers including one by Lord Winston who gave a fascinating lecture about the technical feasibility of genetically modifying humans and the complex ethical issues that need to be resolved.

The Young Communications Team aged between 16 and 21 interviewed scientists, reported on events,  and made videos about the exhibits.  See what they did through this link.

Photographs from the Festival can be viewed on the Festival website gallery.

Norwich Science Festival at The Forum

Norwich Science Festival at The Forum

Earlham institute
Quadram Institute Bioscience
John Innes Centre
The Sainsbury Laboratory
University of East Anglia

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