Quadram Institute to host BBC Radio 4’s Any Questions

22nd June 2023

BBC Radio 4’s topical discussion show Any Questions? is coming to Norwich’s Quadram Institute, and you can be part of the audience.

Any Questions? assembles a panel of people from politics, the media, business, science and the arts who answer questions submitted by the audience.

The long-running show has been broadcast on Friday evenings since 1948, from different locations across the UK. On Friday 21 July Any Questions? will be hosted by the Quadram Institute on the Norwich Research Park.

Tickets are free and are offered on a first come, first served basis.

Professor Ian Charles, Director of the Quadram Institute, said: “We’re delighted to welcome BBC Radio 4’s Any Questions? to the Quadram Institute and we look forward to what will be an engaging and entertaining evening for our Norwich audience.”

Doors open at 18:30, when you will then be able to submit your questions to the panel. Selected questions across a range of topics are then posed to the panel when the programme goes live at 8pm. A strict rule of Any Questions is that the panellists have no prior sight of the questions; they hear them at the same time as the audience in the room, and the 1.5 million listeners at home.

Any Questions is presented by BBC political correspondent Alex Forsyth. The panellists aren’t decided until much closer to broadcast, but usually include distinguished figures from the worlds of the Arts, Science, Business, Law and other areas of public life. Every Prime Minister since Harold Wilson has appeared on Any Questions at some point in their career.

The Quadram Institute opened on the Norwich Research Park in 2019 and combines world leading bioscience research into food, microbes and health with the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital’s endoscopy unit and clinical research facility.

The Quadram Institute is a unique partnership between the University of East Anglia, the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, Quadram Institute Bioscience, and the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, part of UKRI.