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Norwich Science Festival 2023

28 February 2023

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This year’s Norwich Science Festival took place in February, and organisations from across the park held workshops and exhibited interesting science activities for the public in Norwich.

Norwich Science Festival is an annual event where The Forum, in the centre of Norwich, is transformed into the ‘Explorium’ a place for the public to explore all things science! This year the show was very busy, with over 100 sold out shows, workshops and talks.

The park partners, including the University of East Anglia, the John Innes Centre, Quadram Institute, Earlham Institute, The Sainsbury Laboratory and the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, organised a range of activities, and workshops, to explore different scientific topics, being taken forward on the park, throughout the week, this included: a Lab Escape Room workshop, a hospital talk on the problem of breathlessness, a talk on using gut bacteria to fight tumours and the chance to explore a real vertical farm!

Wednesday the 15th February was Norwich Research Park day, a day specifically for families to explore the amazing science and research that happens on the park. All the partners exhibited in the Explorium with activities like building a microscope out of Lego, designing a diagnostic test and adventuring with Rebo the NHS Research Robot.

Roz Bird, CEO of Anglia Innovation Partnership, managing Norwich Research Park, took part in the opening ceremony and attended on the first Saturday with her daughter.

“It was great to be part of the opening ceremony for the Norwich Science Festival and to be able to spend the day, on the first Saturday, with my daughter, talking with scientists. We particularly liked the animal identification stand by the Wildlife Trust and The Sainsbury Centre stand, about the work they have to do to protect artwork from getting eaten! It was wonderful to see so many people engaging with our Norwich Research Park partners and enjoying learning about the science that takes place on the park.

See some of the best bits of the festival and images on the festival website!

Festival Images by: Beth Moseley Photography

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