'Evolution - Faith in a Changing World' exhibition

06 March 2016 - 18 March 2016
10:00 - 17:00
Hostry and Library
A picture of a volcano
This exhibition combines child and adult friendly displays and activities, relating to everything that is happening across the Science Festival fortnight.

In The Hostry

Open Monday to Saturday 10.00am - 5.00pm and on Sunday 12.00pm - 3.00pm.

Volcano Film

The STREVA research project helps communities affected by volcanic activity by improving their ability to plan for and cope with eruptions. We’ll be showing a film that provides a voice for those who have lived through recent eruptions.

The West Runton Mammoth

Parts of the West Runton Mammoth skeleton will be on display, showing not only the mammal to which our modern day elephants are closely related, but also the evolution of archaeological work and conservation processes.

Plant Science

The sequencing of the wheat genome will be represented by letters on hanging fabric, plus a hands-on activity area will enable people to create their own simple sequencing. 

Planetary evolution through volcanoes, earthquakes and coastal erosion

Work produced by the Science, Art and Writing project (SAW) will be on display. This project brought together three scientists, a writer and the artist Liz McGowan, to work with schools from Barnham Broom and nearby villages to develop art and poetry inspired by the scientific understanding of these natural phenomena. Work produced includes model volcanoes, a model which simulates the effect of an earthquake
on a city, seismographs and a model of coastal erosion.

In the Library 

Open Tuesday to Thursday 9.30am - 4.30pm and on Saturday 12.30 - 2.30pm.

A display of herbals and related books from the rare collections of the Cathedral Library and the John Innes Centre, demonstrating the development of knowledge and understanding about plants and their uses.