University of East Anglia’s (UEA) Court took place Wednesday 4 October 2023. 

The evening showcased the formal launch of UEA’s Civic Charter.

Celebrating UEA’s 60th anniversary, the Civic Charter draws on a long tradition of civic work. It invites businesses, organisations and individuals from all sectors to engage with UEA and create opportunities for new projects and collaborations. 

Attendees also heard from UEA Chair of Council Dr Sally Howes OBE, treasurer Simon George, and Professor David Maguire, Vice-Chancellor and President.

Work in each of UEA’s interdisciplinary research themes was highlighted by: 

  • ClimateUEA: ‘Soil Salvation: The Critical Decade for Soil Carbon’ - Jess Chapman, Leverhulme Doctoral Scholar, School of Environmental Sciences
  • CreativeUEA: ‘Libraries for living, and for living better’ - Professor John Gordon, Academic Chair, CreativeUEA
  • HealthUEA: ‘Epidemiological research during a public health emergency of international concern’ - Professor Paul Hunter, Norwich Medical School

The event concluded with a beautiful poem about Norwich and Norfolk, written and performed by Cai Draper, an alumnus of UEA’s creative writing programme.