Norwich Science Festival has grown from inception and its first outing in 2016 to a nationally recognised Festival that showcases groundbreaking research and brings the best household names the region.
- To showcase and champion Norwich as a positive and progressive ‘city of science’.
- To spark curiosity and inspire a life-long interest in science, to increase knowledge and to develop the general public’s greater understanding of the importance of scientific research to their everyday lives.
- To engage with new audiences, specifically those from communities who have low science capital and do not currently engage with the Festival.
- To build sustainable and creative relationships with partners and collaborators to deliver economic, social and environmental benefits to all.
- To portray an extensive range of scientific research, with a particular focus on local research.
- To provide a platform for scientists to develop their public engagement skills and communicate their research to the general public.
- To showcase and celebrate the full diversity of people working in science.
- To encourage creativity and cross-genre activities between the arts and science.
- To promote positive behavioural change from our visitors to benefit their health and the environment.
- To improve accessibility to the Festival; including for those with mental and physical disabilities.