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Discussion > Live events : Autumn 2017

Mostly aimed at half term kids
BUT Thu 26 Oct
An Evening with Johnny Ball 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
£8/ £4 gets you a drink and £5 off his book

talks about Wonders Beyond Numbers, his first book in over a decade.
A celebration of his love for the subject, it ranges from ancient Egypt to the present day, from Russian sums in an English pub, circa 1946 to the ‘many tentacles’ of modern mathematics underpinning astronomy, computing, network theory, topology and much more.
Join Johnny for a fun and fact-filled evening which will kindle – or re-kindle- your enthusiasm for this astonishing subject.
Meanwhile current Beeboids keep the highground
Thursday 26 October 8.30-10.30pm, inc. interval
Grab a glass of your favourite tipple and join TV scientists, Dallas Campbell, Lizzie Daly, Adam Rutherford and Ben Garrod, as they explore the fascinating and weird world of animal sex!
Do honey bees’ testicles really explode? Is mouse sperm really bigger than elephant sperm?
Expect plenty of adult content! £7

Oct 23, 2017 at 10:32 AM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

Fri 27th Solving Problems with Science - Norwich Research Park
How to prepare for the totally unexpected!
Fri 27 Oct 10:00 am - 4:00 pm FREE

Feeding, Fuelling, and Powering the Planet
Fri 27 Oct 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The global population is predicted to grow to 9.1 billion people by 2050
without artificial fertilizers 40% of today’s population would starve.
Without cleaner energy generation and storage technologies how will we keep the lights on?
In this talk, UEA’s Prof Gregory Wildgoose will explain how the concept of chemical ‘frustration’ may hold the answers to these challenges.
His ground–breaking research has led to a highly disruptive technology portfolio that uses ‘frustration’ to develop revolutionary new battery, supercapacitor, fuel cell, and ammonia production technologies to feed, fuel, and power a sustainable future.

Oct 23, 2017 at 10:42 AM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

Saturday 28 October

Mitigating climate change: what are our options? 11am-12pm
In her talk, UEA’s Dr Nem Vaughan will explore the possibilities and pitfalls of tackling climate change with negative emissions technologies.
Free - must book

Forecasting is a Science not an Art
4pm-5pm Cost: £6, £4 concessions
Join Jim Bacon, from Weatherquest, for a look through 50 years of meteorological advance, driven by science. Find out how science makes forecasts more accurate and reliable, and how mathematical models simulate the way the atmosphere behaves on timescales from minutes to months and even years and decades.

You will learn about how the demands of modern business have prompted the development of new forecasting techniques, which forecast out to more than a week ahead and provide an estimate of the accuracy of the forecast and if it presents a risk to business operations.

Oct 23, 2017 at 10:51 AM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

Sunday 29 October Food & agriculture Day

Nutrition: Science Vs Fiction

Water A Shared Resource

Kiddy Cook – Kitchen Science

How to Stop the Banana Killer

The Science of Macaron Making

Soil Wars

Fibres: Good for your Bacteria and for you!

Ethical Carnivore

A Slice of Science with your Gin

Juniper & Gin

Mini Professors – Engineering

Pumpkin Rescue

Mini Professors – Chemical Reactions

Putting Cancer on a Diet

Oct 23, 2017 at 11:01 AM | Registered Commenterstewgreen