Soapbox Science

Past Event

16 July 2012, 1:00pm - 4:00pm


This event is organised by the Zoological Society of London.

Join the UK’s top female scientists as they take science to the streets.

ZSL and L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science with the support of the Royal Society have joined forces for 2012’s Soapbox Science, bringing 13 of the UK’s top female academics to their soapboxes to talk science and answer
the public’s burning science questions.

From explaining the merits of experiments in space, to how plants make decisions, the Soapbox Science event aims to showcase UK women in science and inspire the next generation of scientists by making science fun and accessible.

4-5 scientists will be speaking at a time, covering a wide variety of subjects.

Speakers from the Oxford Martin School:

  • Professor Kathy Willis, Director, Biodiversity Institute
    "Where can we damage? Biodiversity planning for the future"
  • Professor Sunetra Gupta, James Martin Fellow, Institute for Vaccine Design
    "Dressed to kill: what do infectious disease agents have in their wardrobes?"

Venue: Queen’s Stone, Riverside walkway (by Gabriel’s Wharf), South Bank, London, SE1 9PP