The University of East Anglia to bring campus life to the heart of Norwich for special event

PUBLISHED: 10:59 25 April 2014 | UPDATED: 11:08 25 April 2014

Library picture of the UEA. Picture: Bill Smith

Library picture of the UEA. Picture: Bill Smith

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The University of East Anglia is heading to the centre of Norwich next month with its two-day Campus in the City event.

A series of free events will take place at The Forum on May 27-28, showcasing what the university has to offer.

On Tuesday, May 27, Dr Christina Riggs will present How not to make an Egyptian mummy for seven to 10-year-olds at 1pm.

The lectures on Wednesday, May 28, begin at 2pm with Dr Amy Godoy-Pressland discussing how sportswomen and men are portrayed in the media and the impact of sport in young people’s lives.

Aimed at an older audience, later lectures on Tuesday include a look at the myths and legends of the First World War with Dr Jan Vermeiren and Prof David Russell sharing his work on cancer therapy with ‘golden bullets’. And Wednesday afternoon will see Andrew Rushby talk about the search for life on other planets, while Dr Victoria Scaife will discuss young people and drug abuse.

The Union of UEA students will also be paying a visit to the city, bringing a taste of university life with demonstrations of activities and societies on offer including sports teams, live music and drama and arts and crafts.

Norwich’s music aficionados will also be able to see an exhibition of unique memorabilia from UEA’s Nick Rayns’ LCR venue spanning 50 years of gigs on campus.

And on both days, families will be able to try out games and activities run by the Sportspark and get hands-on with objects from the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts.

In Café Marzano, researchers will be sharing their work over a coffee with informal discussions.

On Tuesday, Prof Alan Finlayson will look at the changing landscape of British politics and Kath Griffiths is discussing the future of reading. ‘The university in the 21st century’ and ‘What is teenage intimate partner violence’ are Wednesday’s café conversation topics.

All events are free to attend with no need to book.

• For more information, visit, call 01603 592130 or see the UEA Events twitter account @UEAEvents.

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