Victorian Light Night

Victorian Light Night

In November 2018, more than 2,500 visitors came to the Radcliffe Observatory Quarter in Oxford for Victorian Light Night, part of the national Being Human Festival and Oxford’s Christmas Light Festival. The Oxford Research in the Humanities' (TORCH) and researchers from the European Research Council (ERC) funded ‘Diseases of Modern Life' Project teamed up with the award winning Projection Studio for a spectacular large scale building projection and sound show--called 'The Victorian Speed of Life--onto Oxford's original Radcliffe Infirmary, which is available for viewing below. This was a large-scale public engagement with research event, connecting current humanities research with families and young people. The audience of 2,500 people was made up of a wide range of ages and 50% of them were new audiences to Oxford Humanities research events.

See the full programme for Victorian Light Night with links to videos from the event, including 10-minute flashtalks from researchers on the TORCH website.

On 10 July, 2019, the video from the project won a University of Oxford Vice-Chancellor’s Public Engagement with Research Award.

Photograph of Sally Shuttleworth accepting the award

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