HIGH­LIGHTS

EDP Norfolk - - NORWICH SCIENCE FESTIVAL -

ROBERT NEW­MAN’S TO­TAL ECLIPSE OF DESCARTES

Co­me­dian and writer Rob New­man at­tempts to piece to­gether a phi­los­o­phy for our trou­bled times by sift­ing through 3,000 years of thought, from Pythago­ras to ar­ti­fi­cial in­tel­li­gence by way of Pavlov’s dogs, Jane Goodall’s chim­panzees and Frankie How­erd’s trousers.

Nor­wich Playhouse, Thurs­day, Oc­to­ber 18, 7.30pm

UNIVERSILLY CHAL­LENGED

Play with puns, com­pete in the origami Olympics and put your knowl­edge to the test with Jonny Ber­liner and Si­mon Watt. The pair are host­ing a quizzi­cal night for over 18s to show what they know. Get your team of up to six to­gether and bat­tle for prizes.

Epic Stu­dios, £6 per per­son, 18+, Fri­day, Oc­to­ber 19, 8pm-10pm

FU­TURE BROADS CHAL­LENGE

The Broads is a vi­tal wildlife habi­tat but how will it be im­pacted by cli­mate change? Hear all about the wildlife and ex­plore a fu­ture post-im­pact sce­nario. Which species will ben­e­fit and which will suf­fer?

Mil­le­nium Li­brary, Ver­non Cas­tle Room, free, 12+, Sat­ur­day, Oc­to­ber, 20, 3pm-4pm

IS­LAN­DER – A JOUR­NEY AROUND OUR AR­CHI­PEL­AGO

Jour­ney around some of the most in­ter­est­ing small is­lands Bri­tain has to of­fer and meet their wild res­i­dents. Find out what small is­lands tell us about our re­la­tion­ship with the nat­u­ral world with award-win­ning au­thor Pa­trick Barkham.

The Fo­rum au­di­to­rium, £6, 15+, Sat­ur­day, Oc­to­ber 20, 3pm-4pm

THE UN­EX­PECTED TRUTH ABOUT AN­I­MALS

Are hye­nas fem­i­nist icons? Dis­pel the myths and re­veal sci­en­tific truths about the world’s most, and least, pop­u­lar an­i­mals with Spring­watch pre­sen­ter and zo­ol­o­gist Lucy Cooke.

The Fo­rum au­di­to­rium, £5, 14+, Sat­ur­day, Oc­to­ber 20, 12pm-1pm

ONCE EX­PLOR­ERS, AL­WAYS EX­PLOR­ERS

Gain an in­sight into the Euro­pean Space Agency’s mis­sions, chal­lenges and suc­cesses with Pro­fes­sor Mark McCaugh­rean. You can ex­pect to hear about LISA Pathfinder grav­i­ta­tional wave de­tec­tion tech­nol­ogy, the Rosetta comet-chas­ing space­craft and new mis­sions to study the Sun, Mer­cury, Mars and the wider uni­verse.

The Fo­rum au­di­to­rium, £6, 12+, Mon­day, Oc­to­ber 22, 5pm-6pm

DRAGON HALL DE­BATES

Should we let na­ture take its course? Dis­cuss and de­bate the fragility of our is­land na­tion as sea lev­els rise and tidal ero­sion es­ca­lates with Mal­colm Kerby and the rest of the Dragon Hall de­bates panel.

Na­tional Cen­tre for Writ­ing, Dragon Hall, free, 16+, Mon­day, Oc­to­ber 22, 7pm-9pm

MADLAB SOLDERING WORK­SHOPS

Ex­pe­ri­ence a hands-on elec­tron­ics work­shop for both chil­dren and adults from Science Made Sim­ple and MadLab. Sol­der elec­tronic com­po­nents onto spe­cially de­signed cir­cuit boards which you can then take home. It’s your chance to learn a new skill.

UTCN, £6, 7+, Tues­day, Oc­to­ber 23, 10am-11am, 11.30am-12.30pm, 1.30pm-2.30pm, 3pm-4pm

SMARTER TRAVEL

Join ITV Anglia’s Jonathon Wills as he talks to ex­perts about how new tech­nolo­gies could shape our fu­ture trans­port. Are we mov­ing to­wards smarter and speed­ier travel?

The Fo­rum au­di­to­rium, free, 12+, Wednes­day, Oc­to­ber 24, 1pm-2pm

DEMONS OF THE MIND

How do films like Hitch­cock’s Psy­cho af­fect our un­der­stand­ing of dis­so­cia­tive iden­tity and other trauma re­lated con­di­tions? See a spe­cial screen­ing of

Psy­cho and panel dis­cus­sion be­tween men­tal health pro­fes­sion­als and film aca­demics.

Cinema City, free, 18+, Wednes­day, Oc­to­ber 24, 5.30pm-8pm

HEALTH BEN­E­FITS OF DARK CHOCO­LATE, GREEN TEA AND BROC­COLI

How do nat­u­ral food com­pounds have pos­i­tive ef­fects on health? Lis­ten to UEA’s Jenna Helleur dis­cuss the ef­fects of bioac­tives in broc­coli, green tea, co­coa and red wine.

The Fo­rum au­di­to­rium, free, all ages, Thurs­day, Oc­to­ber 25, 3pm-4pm

THE PSY­CHOL­OGY OF PSYCHOPATHS

Is Si­lence of the Lambs’ Han­ni­bal Lec­tor an ac­cu­rate por­trayal of a psy­chopath? Would you em­ploy a psy­chopath? Are you one? Find out what un­der­pins psy­cho­pathic be­hav­iour at this event. All pro­ceeds are do­nated to St Martins Hous­ing Trust.

The Fo­rum au­di­to­rium, £6, 15+, Thurs­day, Oc­to­ber 25, 6pm-7pm

DIN­NER WITH A DIF­FER­ENCE

De­li­cious food, de­light­ful fun and di­vert­ing facts; join two sci­en­tists and a chef for a unique evening com­bin­ing science and food. The adult-only event ex­plores the science of how and why we like our food.

No8, Thorpe Road, £40, 18+, Thurs­day, Oc­to­ber 15, 7.30pm-10.30pm

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