Soapbox Science is a novel public outreach platform for promoting women scientists and the science they do. Their events transform public areas into an arena for public learning and scientific debate; they follow the format of London Hyde Park’s Speaker’s Corner, which is historically an arena for public debate.
Soapbox Science wants to make sure that everyone has the opportunity to enjoy, learn from, heckle, question, probe, interact with and be inspired by some of our leading scientists. No middle man, no powerpoint slide, no amphitheater – just remarkable women in science who are there to amaze you with their latest discoveries, and to answer the science questions you have been burning to ask. Look out for bat simulators, fake breasts or giant pictures of volcanoes. Or simply hear them talk about what fascinates them, and why they think they have the most fantastic job in the world!
Maria Ocampo-Hafalla (Lab Manager & Science Educator at The Francis Crick Institute): “Lord of the cohesion rings: protecting the blueprint for life”
Monika Bohm (Zoological Society of London): “Red Listing LIVE: why some species are more at risk of extinction than others – and why it matters”
Kathy Romer (University of Sussex): “Dark energy- a cosmic mystery. Find out why we are going to the ends of the Earth to prove Einstein wrong, or right, or probably both….”
Amy Edgington (University College London): “Atoms: A Window into Space”
This event is free to enter and requires no booking. All talks will be hosted at the Live Arts Pavilion in Potters Fields Park on Sunday 23 August at 1pm and 5pm
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