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Talk, Mon 21 Oct 2019, free entry

Dragon Hall Debates - Autumn 2019

Dragon Hall Debates - Autumn 2019

UEA in partnership with National Centre for Writing


‘Can you stomach it?’ ‘Do you have the guts?’ Our digestive organs are inserted into colloquial phrases to explain a variety of cultural symptoms – but what is really churning in our bellies, and how does it affect us? In this debate, journalist and broadcaster Tim Hayward will help us digest our social history, Dr Lindsay Hall from the Quadram Institute will expand on the interactions between our tummies and microbiota, and UEA’s Prof Tiffany Atkinson will share her views on the (sometimes embarrassing) ways that our anatomy has been represented culturally and historically.
Tim Hayward is a writer, columnist and broadcaster. He has published several books including Food DIY (2012) and the bestselling Knife: The Cult, Craft and Culture of the Cook's Knife (2016) which has now been translated into eight languages. He’s a regular panellist on BBC Radio 4’s The Kitchen Cabinet and has also written and presented several radio documentaries, most recently the highly successful, five part Gut Instinct (2018).
Dr Lindsay Hall is interested in the interactions between the host and its microbiota in early life. Her research group at the Quadram Institute seeks to understand the role that the early life microbiota plays in regulating immune responses - during health and in diseases such as IBD - to help in the design of new therapies.
Tiffany Atkinson is Professor of Creative Writing in the School of Literature, Drama and Creative Writing. She is the editor of a theoretical textbook, The Body: A Reader (2003), and has strong research interests in the medical humanities, especially the history of anatomy and representations of the body. She is currently working on a series of critical essays about ‘the poetics of embarrassment’.
The Dragon Hall Debates - presented by UEA and the National Centre for Writing - tackle the biggest questions in science, culture and politics. Come along and hear from the panel, then join the conversation and have your say. All are welcome, and no prior knowledge is needed.

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Mon 21 Oct 2019 19:00 to 21:00


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115-123 King Street,


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Map reference: TG 235081  Lat: 52.62537 Long: 1.30154

By Road:
From the A47: Take exit for Norwich football ground. Turn right into Martineau Lane, left into Bracondale and right into King Street.

By Public Transport:
From Norwich station it is 5 minutes' walk to Dragon Hall.

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Norwich station


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Facilities for hearing impairedFacilities for hearing impaired

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesHas a ramp


  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesClear signage
  • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility
  • YesAudible alarm system

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesLift equipped with verbal floor announcements
  • YesLift equipped with raised floor numbers or braille numbers or letters
  • YesContrast markings on clear surfaces such as glass doors
  • YesBaby changing facilities