Norwich Science Festival

October 23 - 30 2021

The Cosmic Shambles Network is delighted to be presenting five in person events and one live-streamed event as part of this year’s Norwich Science Festival in October. The Norwich Science Festival is your chance to explore the wonders of the universe, meet the scientists whose research has changed our world and debate some big questions with some big-thinkers. All the dates and details below.

Robin Ince: The Importance of Being Interested
Sunday October 24th 5pm (Norwich Arts Centre)
Comedian Robin Ince quickly abandoned science at school, bored by a fog of dull lessons and intimidated by the barrage of equations. But, twenty years later, he fell in love and he now presents one of the world’s most popular science podcasts. Every year he meets hundreds of the world’s greatest thinkers and in this talk, based on his latest erudite and witty book, he reveals why scientific wonder isn’t just for the professionals. With book signing. Tickets £6.

Pete Etchells: Lost in a Good Game
Monday October 25th 6pm (Online)
What do video games do to us? Stories about the negative side of video games are pervasive in the news, but the scientific research behind these issues is far more complex and contentious than the headlines make out. In this talk, psychologist Dr Pete Etchells will reveal what playing and studying video games can actually tell us about human behaviour. FREE online event. Register here.

Helen Czerski: The Blue Heart of Planet Earth
Tuesday October 26th 5pm (Blake Studio)
The ocean is not just the place where the fish live or giant puddle that happens to cover much of Earth’s surface. It’s a beautiful and dynamic engine that drives our world. Humans have been scooting about on the surface for centuries. Join Dr Helen Czerski as she dives into the real beauty of this blue engine and looks properly at what’s been carrying us for all of that time. Tickets £6.

Science Shambles Live Podcast: A Year in Astronomy
Tuesday October 26th 8pm (Blake Studio)
Hosted by physicist, Dr Helen Czerski, this live event takes a look at the year in astrophysics with special guests including The Sky at Night’s Professor Chris Lintott. Tickets £5.

Dean Burnett: Psycho-Logical
Sat Oct 30th 2pm (Blake Studio)
What is it about modern life that has such an impact on our mental health? This new talk from neuroscientist and best selling author Dr Dean Burnett attempts to answer that question. Includes book signing. Tickets £6.

Rutherford & Fry’s Complete Guide To Absolutely Everything *Abridged (presented in association with JSM Events)
Sat Oct 30th 7:30pm (University of East Anglia)
In their first ever live show, Dr Hannah Fry and Dr Adam Rutherford will show you that reality is not what it seems. Common sense is neither common nor sensible, and our minds have evolved to lie to us all the time. They will take you on thrilling journey through time and space, from the beginnings of life on Earth to wondrous aliens elsewhere in the galaxies, from the darkest depths of infinity – via a hypnotised snail – to the brightest recesses of our minds. Tickets £27.50

And of course don’t forget to check all the other fantastic festival events at https://norwichsciencefestival.co.uk/

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