Saturday 28 September 2013
On Saturday 28 September 2013, the University celebrated its 50th birthday with an Anniversary Festival for staff, students, alumni and the community. The day was a huge success, with a fantastic atmosphere and brilliant sunshine throughout. Around 10,000 people visited campus taking part in a host of activities - from serious panel discussions to stand-up comedy and live music, to interactive science demonstrations.
Highlights included performances from star alumni Arthur Smith, Nina Conti, John Rhys Davies and honorary graduate Eddie Izzard; an up-to-the-minute report on climate change from the IPCC; zombies taking over Lecture Theatre 1; a spectacular kitchen chemistry demonstration; music-making in the LCR; conspiracy theories; flash mobs and of course, the eruption of the Norfolk Firework Volcano.
To find out more or to relive the memories, have a look through photos, video and the storify feed from the day using the left-hand menu.