Norwich Science Festival Various sites in Norwich, 18th to 30th October At the first ever science festival in Norwich, Robert Winston discusses the new advances in gene technology and the ethical questions they raise. Oceanographer Helen Czerski explores how the seas have affected human civilisation. And Ed Yong, whose new book I Contain Multitudes is getting rave reviews, explains how microbes shape our world—and our bodies. Plus, look out for a replica of the Large Hadron Collider.
Clifford Patterson Lecture 2016 The Royal Society, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, 26th October Awarded biennially for any aspect of engineering, the Clifford Patterson Medal this year goes to Russell Cowburn for his work on nano-magnetics. In this lecture, Cowburn will discuss how new discoveries in this field will affect biomedical technologies, detecting counterfeit documents and smuggled goods.