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NSF At Home Big Science Quiz

8.30pm - 10pm: Online

Online After Hours Free Evening

Join us for the Norwich Science Festival At Home Big Science Quiz!

Grab a drink, get comfy on your sofa and join us live for the NSF At Home Big Science Quiz. Please note this quiz is for ages 18+! 

Prof Ben Garrod, Mark Thompson, Dr Suze Kundu and Lizzie Daly will be testing your knowledge with a fun, light-hearted (and probably a bit naughty!) quiz on some of their favourite topics. 

Plus there’ll be some tricky questions from special guests, including Alice Roberts, Helen Sharman, Marty Jopson and more! Take part on your own, as a household or get a virtual team together and get quizzing! 

Ages 18+ 

Watch live on YouTube 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!  

Please note that as this is an 'At Home' programme, some contributors may be joining us remotely, and as such the events will not be broadcast standard quality. If there are technical connection issues - please bear with us! Thank you.    

Your hosts:

Prof Ben Garrod

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Ben Garrod is an evolutionary biologist and primate conservationist, broadcaster for television and radio, and author of several books, covering a range of subjects from evolution and anatomy to animal behaviour and natural history. He is the Professor of Evolutionary Biology and Science Engagement at the University of East Anglia. His TV credits include the award-winning BBC4 series Secrets of Bones (2014), Attenborough and the Giant Dinosaur (2016), The Day the Dinosaurs Died (2017), Hyper-evolution: the Rise of Robots (2017), Secrets of Skin (2019) and Baby Chimp Rescue (2020). He has also presented A Grown-Up Guide to Dinosaurs (an Audible Original) and Bone Stories and The Human Hive on BBC Radio 4. 

Lizzie Daly

From filming with penguins to conservation work with elephants, TV presenter and wildlife biologist Lizzie Daly has a fierce passion for caring for our oceans and protecting our wild spaces. Her expertise and curiosity for the natural world has taken her around the globe, conducting research and making wildlife films. Lizzie has worked as a presenter on Blue Planet Live Lessons, CBeebies, CBBC, National Geographic, BBC Two, Animal Planet and is a host on the BBC Earth Unplugged YouTube channel. She is also an ambassador for the Marine Conservation Society and the Jane Goodall Institute UK.

Mark Thompson

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Mark Thompson is a TV presenter and author with a passion for the night sky. He rose to popularity during his time on The One Show presenting space/science films and also presented on BBC Stargazing Live. He has written nine books, appears on Good Morning Britain and now tours his popular Spectacular Science Show around the country. He has recently launched a podcast The Pocket Astronomer where he guides listeners around the night sky. During next year’s Norwich Science Festival he is going to attempt to break the world record for the longest lecture. 

Dr Suze Kundu

The world around us is made of ‘stuff.’ From a very early age, Suze Kundu been fascinated by this stuff, often breaking things apart to try and figure out how everything worked. Luckily science has allowed her to turn this destructive curiosity into a career, first through a BSc in Chemistry, then an MSc in Analytical Chemistry and finally a PhD in Materials Chemistry at University College London in 2012. Continuing her quest to be an eternal student, Suze has since studied for a teaching qualification, and was a Teaching Fellow in the Department of Materials at Imperial College London and the University of Surrey's Chemical and Process Engineering Department. She is now Head of Public Engagement at Digital Science. Although her research area is functional nanomaterials, as a science communicator Suze is able to delve into the wider applications of chemistry, physics and materials science and engineering all around us, and loves sharing this through live lectures, as a science presenter on the Discovery Channel, on the radio, and as a science writer for Forbes Magazine and Standard Issue.