Visitors to Oxford were left in awe when university landmarks were lit up in all their glory as part of a celebration of science and the arts in the city.
Patterns and slogans such as ‘books fire up your imagination’ decorated the Bodleian Library, the Museum of Natural History and the Ashmolean Museum among others as part of the Night of Heritage Light 2017.
Lighting experts put the designs, some developed by Oxford school children, on display to demonstrate the power of light.
Combining their love of light and art, design teams showcased the practical applications of lighting and how it can improve and enhance architecture.
Pupils from Oxford schools were challenged to come up with their own lighting designs for the quad of the Bodleian Library.
Richard Caple, president of the Society of Light & Lighting, said: “The Night of Heritage Light has become a celebration of what our work is all about, the art and science of light, and this year’s plans were some of the most exciting we’ve seen so far.
“We have shown a new side to some very iconic buildings allowing the public to see them in a new way, and show off the power of light to change how we see the world around us.”