Thousands of Norwich shoppers pass his statue every day, but how much do we really know about Sir Thomas Browne? On the eve of a series of events celebrating the 17th-century writer and scientist, his biographer Hugh Aldersey-Williams hails the genius of one of Norfolk’s most brilliant minds.
Although we are probably too embarrassed to admit it, most of us over-eat despite all those pledges to reduce the size of our platefuls and be sensible about our choice of food. Being careful most days lessens the guilty conscience when we pile up our plates with a traditional Sunday roast or relish the indulgence of crispy batter on a large shop-fried cod – with chips, of course.
It was created here in East Anglia, a stunning treasure put together over decades which somehow survived dynastic upheaval, the Reformation, and even a disaster at Norwich Cathedral. Trevor Heaton hears the eventful story of the Ormesby Psalter.
He sits in a part of Norwich close to where his rather stately home and magnificent garden house stood... today they would be regarded as civic treasures but they have been demolished. The first 175 years ago in 1842, and the second during the 60s when the demolition ball was in full swing.
Norwich Theatre Royal’s youth programme’s summer musical has a track record of unearthing future stars. Course leader and show writer David Lambert tells us more about this year’s show Alice in Wonderland.