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Engineering & Maths Day at The Forum

Free activities in The Forum's 'Explorium'

This is an event from the 2017 edition

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A day of engineering discovery at The Forum.

See what the world looks like from above through the super-tall walkabout periscope. Find out how everyday medical gadgets work. Discover how 3D and virtual reality technology are helping to deliver safer water. Make your own robot! See how drones document offshore energy, explore how planes work and stay in the air, and test your hand skills on various aviation tasks. Find out how maths can be fun, with Count On Norfolk. Plus KLM UK Engineering will be bringing a big plane engine and more!

There’s also loads more to see and do at the hands-on engineering day at University Technical College Norfolk (UTCN) with free shuttle buses (sponsored by Norse Group) all day between The Forum and UTCN, and free parking at UTCN – so get exploring and see what you can build!

Bus to UTCN departs The Forum, Theatre Street side:

Return buses from UTCN:

Monday 23 October
Venue: The Forum’s Explorium (Atrium) and outside The Forum
Cost: Free, drop-in
Age: All ages

The fun includes:

A Few Feet Up

10am-10.45am & 1.30pm-2.15pm

What does the world look like from above? Take a look through the extra-tall walkabout periscope from Same Difference (pictured above) and discover a whole new perspective on Norwich! You’ll get to look down on all the goings-on in The Forum – what will you spot?!

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Every breath you take

Find out how everyday medical gadgets, such as inhalers, work, and why it’s important to use them properly. Bespak, a sponsor of the Norwich Science Festival, is a leading developer and manufacturer of complex medical devices and is based in King’s Lynn.


Water and the Digital Revolution

Come and see for yourself how 3D and virtual reality technology are helping to deliver safer and more sustainable construction projects at Anglian Water. Plus, hear how the digital revolution is helping to deliver more sustainable construction.


Count On Norfolk

Find out how maths can be fun with Count On Norfolk, which aims to help parents be more positive about maths with their children and to bring numbers to life through fun activities and play.

Norfolk County Council launched the campaign to help boost maths skills in children aged 11 and under, by encouraging parents to incorporate maths into everyday games and activities.

Count On Norfolk campaign has involved Norfolk people from a range of professions who have inspired others with the interesting ways they use maths in everyday life, including a baker, a scientist and a firefighter. One of the ambassadors is former MasterChef finalist Tim Kinnaird, owner of Macarons & More in the Royal Arcade in Norwich.




Come and design, engineer and craft a funky robot with movable parts. Learn how to make a simple pop-up/moving robot card or stick puppet. Suitable for ages 4+. From Art at Work Norwich.

KLM UK Engineering

Get up close to parts of a plane, thanks to KLM UK Engineering. See a plane engine, fusillage and plane seats on display as well as some model aeroplanes.

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Green Britain Centre

Makespace with Raspberry Jam Norwich and Hackspace

Get hands-on with technology, coding and making!

Flight Simulator

CHPV – Offshore Filming and Photography for the Energy Industry

See CHPV’s unmanned aerial vehicle (drone) and 3D virtual tour technologies, giving glimpses of offshore installations not normally seen by the general public.

CHPV have been photographing and filming impressive feats of engineering and industry on land, sea and air, for over 50 years. Their work has taken them all over the world, from the harsh waters of the North Sea to the hot sands of Dubai.

Since the first stirrings of activity on the North Sea, CHPV has been going to extremes in pursuit of great photos. “We’ve been hanging out of helicopters for over five decades.” State-of-the-art, high-definition, equipment and software keep the company at the cutting edge of imaging, editing and graphics capabilities.

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Learning Resources

Learning Resources is the home of award-winning toys, games and learning aids for children aged 2-12. Over the last 20 years their extensive range has grown to cover hands on resources for Literacy, Numeracy, Science and Early Years.

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