Anniversary Festival

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.