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Norwich Science Festival returns this February, and the packed programme isn’t just for kids. There are plenty of events for adults. And don’t worry, no-one’s going to ask you to remember your GCSE physics.

Stand-Up Science is a show that enjoyed sell-out success at last year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Coming to the Science Festival on 23 February, a host of comedians find a humorous slant on their favourite scientific topics – for your amusement. A great way to have a laugh and feel smart at the same time! The show takes place at Norwich Cathedral Refectory Cafe, so you will also be able to treat yourself to a little something from Norfolk bakery Bread Source.

AI is a hot topic right now, from its impact on the workforce to the complexities of copyright, but have you thought about its impact on our emotional landscape? What does it mean for our human connections? How might it influence our relationships now and in the future?  Join computer scientist Dr Kate Devlin at Norwich Arts Centre on 19 February for CRTL-ALT-DELIGHT, a fascinating exploration into the world of human-machine relationships.

Science is more fun with beer! On 18 February, author, presenter and award-winning brewer Jaega Wise will be hosting a unique event at YALM Foodhall. In collaboration with local brewers Duration and Ampersand, she will draw on her background in chemical engineering to reveal the Science of Beer-making and the mastery of brewing. Did we mention you get to taste the beer?

Norwich is a city rich in medical history. It was home to polymath and scientist Thomas Browne and birthplace of WW1 nurse Edith Cavell; the medieval Great Hospital was founded in 1249, making it one of the oldest hospitals in the UK. Walking tour In Sickness and in Health on 22 February will lead you on a journey through the city’s streets – exploring this history and the development of medical services over the centuries.

And throughout the Festival at Diss Corn Hall, is an exhibition of works by artists whose work centres on Arts, Ecology and Science.

Norwich Science Festival runs from 17-24 February, at venues across the city.
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If you’re looking for events you can take the kids to, check out our run down of the family shows in the programme.