UEA celebrates 50th birthday

The University of East Anglia is celebrating its 50th anniversary. Credit: ITV News Anglia

One of our region's biggest universities is celebrating its 50th birthday this weekend.

The University of East Anglia has more than 13,500 students and 3,500 staff contributing more than £150 million a year to our local economy.

To celebrate, the university has thrown its doors open to the public and past and present students.

Taking centre stage 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.

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University celebrates 50th birthday

One of our biggest universities is celebrating its 50th anniversary.