Tuesday, 4 July 2017

More soapbox science

  • This year’s Soapbox Science Hull event was held the 1st of July, in St Stephens. It featured 12 leading female scientists from the University of Hull, University of Leeds, and University of Bradford, ranging from PhD students to professors. They engaged over 700 passers-by in scientific discussion and debate. It was an exciting event, and our amazing speakers talked about such topics as microparticles, living fossils, cancer vaccines, and the origin of muscle names.

  • The organisers Dr Isabel Pires, Dr Helena Gomes, and Phil-Bell Young would like to thank all speakers and volunteers from the University, as the event would not have been possible without them. Dr Pires says: ‘It was a huge success and we had excellent and overwhelmingly positive feedback from our visitors, and we cannot wait to bring Soapbox Science back to Hull in 2018!’

  • If you are a female academic (PhD student to professor), and are interested in participating in 2018 as a speaker, please contact Dr. Pires. If you are keen to volunteer please contact Dr Pires as well. You can also follow our twitter account at @SoapboxHull, or visit our website at. A formal call will be announced later this year.

  • Soapbox Science was started in London in 2011 and aims to shine a spotlight on female scientists and challenge traditional science gender stereotypes, as well as take science out of institutions and directly to the public. The public was invited to learn, question and interact with the researchers during one-hour sessions, which showcased four speakers per session.

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