Norwich Science Festival 2018 - Preview

October 19, 2018 - October 27, 2018 | Various venues across Norwich

It’s back! Norwich Science Festival returns this October half-term with nine days of fun-filled experiments, hands-on messy science, inspiring shows, and intriguing talks from scientists and celebrities.

Discover ‘our future world’ from 19th to 27th October, where you’ll explore how developments in science and technology will shape our future, and what we can do to help make it sustainable.

This year there’s a whole day dedicated to celebrating our oceans, seas and rivers, from aquatic wildlife, to our responsibility to protect the marine environment. Plus there’s free hands-on fun in The Forum’s ‘Explorium’, looking at nature and wildlife, physics, astronomy and space, technology, engineering, chemistry, medicine and health and more.

Norwich Science Festival is for all ages and all levels of knowledge, and is a partnership initiative coordinated by The Forum, working with organisations across the city, with headline sponsorship from Anglian Water. Events include:

  • A Brief Safari into the Wild Mind of Chris Packham at OPEN Norwich
  • CBeebies presenter Maddie Moate’s Maddie’s Mission to Mars at Sir Isaac Newton Sixth Form
  • Find out what it’s like to be an astronaut, with The Space Descent with Tim Peake: The VR Experience Tour Bus
  • Bakineering in Space with The Great British Bake Off finalist Andrew Smyth, where he mixes baking and space, looking at what connects the humble meringue with getting astronauts home safely from orbit
  • A Women in Science panel with Angela Saini, The Scientific Feminist
  • “The Sweary Scientist” Dr Emma Byrne presents Swearing Is Good For You
  • Gastronaut Stefan Gates’ new Fartology show at Sir Isaac Newton Sixth Form
  • Scottish wildlife cameraman and photographer Doug Allan, best known for his work in polar regions and underwater for programmes such as The Blue Planet, Planet Earth, Life and Frozen Planet

Further shows will be announced in due course. For more information, visit the Norwich Science Festival Facebook page or follow the festival on Twitter.

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