Lunchtime Labs: Brains, Biology and Banham Zoo

12.15pm - 1.15pm: Online

Online Free Norwich Research Park Medicine, mind & health Nature & environment Lunchtime Labs Family Friendly Afternoon

Fascinating faces, addictive computer games and amazing animals

Meet scientists from across the Norwich Research Park as they dish up bitesize science for your lunchbreak! Find out why faces are so fascinating, how we might one day delay aging and why computer games are so addictive, plus take a trip to Banham Zoo to find out why conservation is so important. 

Our researchers will be in YouTube chat from 12.15pm to 1.15pm on Sunday 25 October, ready to answer your questions!

(This Lunchtime Lab was recorded across several weeks during summer 2020. Social distancing rules were complied with by the film crew and everyone involved.)

This Lunchtime Lab features talks and activities developed and presented by:

Dr Louise Ewing, School of Psychology, University of East Anglia
Dr Sheheryar Banuri, School of Economics, University of East Anglia
Dr Elizabeth Duxbury, School of Biological Sciences, University of East Anglia
Dr Ed Ivimey-Cook, School of Biological Sciences, University of East Anglia
Camilla Ryan, School of Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia and the Earlham Institute

Thank you to Retro Replay in Norwich and Banham Zoo for letting us film this Lunchtime Lab on location!

Retro Replay is based in the heart of Norwich within Castle Quarter shopping centre. Retro Replay has over 100 arcade retro video game machines and console setups all set on free to play. Customers buy an all-day entry wristband from the front desk to use all the machines at no extra cost or credits. Customers can also come and go as much as they like on the day.

Banham Zoo is an award winning family attraction and one of the most exciting wildlife attractions in the country, with over 2,000 animals from around the world and set in 50 acres of beautiful parkland and gardens.

Recommended ages 7+
Runtime: 45 mins + Q&A

Watch the live event and again for 7 days after the event

Set up a YouTube account and log in during the event to join the live chat where you can ask questions and share your thoughts!  

Click on the links below for some extra science activities you can try from home:

Organiser details: Norwich Research Park