This year’s Norwich Science Festival takes place between 18th and 26th October. Many events are held at The Forum and are free. Some events require tickets. There is a brochure.
The Little Book of Norwich by Neil R. Storey was published in 2015. This book does not pretend to be a history, concise almanac or even a guide to Norwich; instead it is a collection of ephemeral, nostalgic and miscellaneous facts about a city brimming with history and full of fascinating stories. It has chapters… Read more The Little Book of Norwich
Students at UEA and INTO UEA have free access to all of Norfolk’s museums. There are 10 museums, three of them in Norwich: Norwich Castle Strangers’ Hall Museum of Norwich Norwich Castle includes the Art Gallery and (until September) an exhibition of Viking objects. To get in free, just show your campus card at the… Read more Norfolk museums
You may have noticed copies of Outline lying around INTO. It’s a free guide to what’s on in Norwich: music, films, exhibitions, comedy, restaurants, etc. It also has a website.
Want to read something that’s not a textbook? Then join Norfolk Libraries! You can borrow books, eBooks, eAudio books and eMagazines for free. You can also borrow CDs, DVDs and console games for a charge. The main library is the Millennium Library at the Forum. The branches closest to UEA are Earlham Library and West Earlham… Read more Norfolk Libraries
Question: Is there a B&Q in Norwich? No, there’s an N, an O, an R, a W, an I, a C and an H. Credits
Sounds Familiar? [requires Flash] from the British Library examines accents and dialects in Britain. You can listen to recordings of people talking: for example, Pam from Norwich. There is an analysis of her accent and use of that as a subject pronoun (instead of it). A few maps show where people use “non-standard” forms such… Read more Sounds Familiar?
During the Christmas holidays you might talk to local people in and around Norwich. As you will have noticed, the local accent is a bit different from the “standard” English of the BBC or most of your teachers. For example: The word here sounds like hair; beer sounds like bear; really sounds like rarely. The… Read more The Norfolk dialect