Science talks, performances, workshops and activities took over Oxford shops, theatres and colleges as part of an 11-day event.

The IF Oxford Science and Ideas Festival saw research colliding with the everyday in song, dance, comedy and activities.

Hertford College Chapel hosted musical events as well as Somerville College Chapel which held a Music and the Mind event where audiences were invited to question why music has the ability to get inside the listener's soul or capture a nation's hearts to become an iconic anthem.

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Westgate Centre also held events where people could meet researchers working at the cutting-edge of science.

Children got hands on with activities in Leiden Square to investigate the latest research on mind, body and environment and could learn about quantum computers, technology, physics and engineering in the Westgate Social.

Elsewhere in the shopping centre, people could look through a giant periscope and listen to a show at a life-sized Iguanodon dinosaur model while learning about fossils.

People listened to the 'Naked Mathematician', Dr Tom Crawford, at The Bullingdon in Cowley Road, on Wednesday as he explained the meaning behind his many maths-themed tattoos.

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Topics covered included 'the most beautiful equation in maths', 'one-sided bridges that never end' and Plato’s explanation of the universe.

Some festival collaborators included UK Research and Innovation, Oxford Playhouse, Oxford City Council and Waterstones.