LEADING academics from Oxford Brookes have taken part in a 'human books' pop up event in the city.

The 'Resist! Remain!' event - centred around the theme of ‘Revolution’ - allowed visitors to Bonn Square to 'loan' experts for up to 15 minutes of discussion.

Visitors of all ages had free access to academics across a range of subjects, including history, literature, politics, law and education.

The one-off event was advertised as a 'fun, original and inspiring way... to create a lasting impression of how these subjects can help to understand what it is to be human'.

Research Manager Dr Emily Brown said: “Our human library presents its visitors with an opportunity to engage in challenging, positive and thought-provoking conversations with leading researchers (our books) in the humanities and social sciences.”

The immersive event, from 4pm - 6pm on Tuesday, was part of the Think Human Festival, which starts next Monday and lasts six days.

It will feature more than 40 free activities, events, performances and talks showcasing the humanities and social sciences.

A diverse array of topics - from criminality in the internet age, protest songs, and craft-activism to society’s fascination with murder and the history of magic - will be covered.

More information can be found at brookes.ac.uk/think-human