Preparations underway for UEA's 50th anniversary weekend

The University of East Anglia is celebrating its 50th anniversary

Preparations are underway for the 50th anniversary festival weekend at the University of East Anglia.

The university is opening its doors on Saturday and Sunday to celebrate its achievements with the public and past and present students.

Taking centre stage at the event will be a three-metre high working model of a volcano.

The weekend will also see performances from Kid Creole and the Coconuts, comedian Nina Conti and BBC 6 Music's Huey Morgan.

Later today, a panel of the university's top academics, including chancellor and author Rose Tremain, will discuss whether UEA is still 'doing different' after 50 years.

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