Humanities Light Night! - "Oxford Research Unwrapped"

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Join us for an exciting night of light & sound installations, and interactive activities for all ages! Free and all welcome!

As part of the national Being Human Festival, and Oxford’s Christmas Light Festival, Humanities Light Night 'Oxford Research Unwrapped'  will be a spectacular explosion of colour, sound and activity for all, including a huge video projection mapped onto the 3-storey Radcliffe humanities building. The video projection is the premiere of 'SOURCE: CODE' based on the research of Oxford Humanities Professors Jacob Dahl, Richard Parkinson and Armand D'Angour, and co-created with The Projection Studio, who are world-class projection and sound-artists. There will also be activities for all ages led by groups of researchers and students. To view a video of our award winning 2018 event, Victorian Light Night, please click here.

Humanities Light Night: Oxford Research Unwrapped is free to attend, but booking is essential. To book your free tickets, please click here. For the full event programme please see below.



Click here to view the Oxford Christmas Light Festival 2019 trail map, including Humanities Light Night - Oxford Research Unwrapped.

Humanities Light Night: Oxford Research Unwrapped is part of the Humanities Cultural Programme. It also forms part of the 'Secret City Series' hosted by TORCH. For more information on the other events in the Secret City Series, please follow the links below:


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Being Human festival, is the UK’s only national festival of the humanities, taking place 14–23 November. Led by the School of Advanced Study, University of London, in partnership with the Arts & Humanities Research Council and the British Academy. For further information please see