A photograph of two volunteers at the Curiosity Carnival
Two volunteers blowing bubbles at the Curiosity Carnival
Photo credit: Ian Wallman

What went on?

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!

Check out the online photo gallery - can you spot yourself?? (copyright University of Oxford, credit Ian Wallman). We even made it on to That's Oxfordshire TV!

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!

Jonny Berliner works with researcher Professor Abigail WilliamsJonny Berliner works with researcher Professor Abigail Williams Credit: Jonny Berliner

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:

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.