BROAD Street's famous emperor head statues have been joined by two new busts.

The temporary faces join Oxford's iconic sculptures, also known as 'herms', in lining the railings near the Sheldonian Theatre.

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Mounted to coincide with a new History of Science Museum exhibition, the heads represent women from different ethnic backgrounds.

Alongside the new heads, the university will also now be opening an interactive art installation outside the museum.

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That features a large pink face, which visitors can walk under to hear the ‘voices’ of the busts on the railings.

Artists will be building the installation from today until Friday.

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Little is known about the 13 sculpted heads, which are thought to have lined Broad Street for 350 years.

Oxford Mail:

The current set of heads – thought to represent ancient philosophers or emperors – are the third set of statues to occupy the central Oxford area.