Quiz whizz? Garden guru? Space ace? There was something for everyone at the Curiosity Carnival.
Whether it was the acrobatics on Broad Street, the Great Research Bake-Off at the Botanic Garden, CSI Ashmolean, neurococktails at the Museum of Natural History, the Living Library at the Weston or bat walks at Wytham...
There were hundreds of activities for all ages and interests across the five venues - interactive games, flash talks, live experiments and demonstrations, films, poetry, music, art, dance and much more!
Creating a buzz on social media
Social media came alive with #CuriosityCarnival with hundreds of people sharing their experiences via Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. We even trended on Twitter!
And you can carry on the conversation, building on one of the activities on the night, by summing up your identity in one tweet.
Bringing research to life with song!
Through the day and evening, our Research Troubadour Jonny Berliner was roaming Oxford city centre and singing about research! Jonny spent the summer working with researchers from across the University of Oxford to translate their research into catchy songs.
Hear research as you've never heard it before at University of Oxford podcasts as we look at literature from the 18th century to Mars landers. And you can find out more about their research:
- Prof Mark Graham – Oxford Internet Institute
- Dr Emilie Taylor-Brown – English Faculty
Twitter: @diseasesmodlife and @DrETaylorBrown
- Dr Jamie Hartmann-Boyce – Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences
- Prof Abigail Williams – English Faculty
- Dr Neil Bowles - Physics
Find out what the researchers thought
There were hundreds of researchers - from the University of Oxford and event partners Oxford Brookes University and MRC Harwell - taking part sharing their research, and their passion, with visitors. And a few of them committed their thoughts to writing in blogs.
- Winner of the live final of 'I'm a Researcher, Get Me Out of Here', Priyanka Dhopade
- The Creative Multilinguilism project asks, 'Are little deers jumping in your heart?'
- Thoughts on performing, baking, and playing research
- How you go about building a Blood Factory
- Using cake to explain research integrity and energy research!
- Reflecting on the curiosity 'OF' and 'ON' population ageing
- Getting curious about breath
- A different take on the role (or is that roll)? of language