International Women’s Day Celebrations with Soapbox Science



IWDInternational Women’s Day (IWD), which takes place on Sunday 8th March, is a celebration that is of course close to the heart of Soapbox Science.

Even though our events aren’t coming up until the summer, Soapbox Science teams across the country are involved in organising debates, talks, shows and events celebrating amazing women in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine.

Here’s just a flavour of what’s on, so get yourself along to one of these events if you can!



BristolIWDThe Soapbox Science Bristol team with be part of the Bristol Women’s Voice International Women’s Day celebrations at M-Shed. We’ll be hosting a stand where you can find out more about Soapbox Science,  what it’s achieved in it’s 5 year history, and what we are planning for the future!

There will also be plenty of talks, events and exhibitions going on throughout the day, from sports to business to social enterprise. Come along, say hello and get involved!

Location: M-Shed, Bristol

Time: 11am – 5pm

More info: International Women’s Day at M-Shed




GlasgowHow brilliant is this idea? The Soapbox Science Glasgow team and Science GRRL Glasgow are running a Science Ceilidh on Saturday 7th March, in partnership with the Glasgow Science Centre.

Expect Ceilidh dances inspired by science – how about Orcadian Split the Double Helix, or the Dashing White Blood Cell – and a whole lot more. There’ll be science comedy courtesy of Bright Club, inspirational talks and a raffle with the chance to win some very cool prizes.

Location: Glasgow Science Centre

Ticket price: £14 adults, £12 Science GRRL members. (Over 18s only)

Time: 7pm to midnight

More info and tickets:  Glasgow Science Centre Science Ceilidh




The Soapbox Science Newcastle team and others have not one but three events running to celebrate International Women’s Day. From a symposium on careers in science to a special event organised by NU Women on ‘Making it happen’, the theme of this years IWD. Find out more about the event by visiting the Newcastle University Athena SWAN events page.


Date: Friday 6th March

More info: Newcastle University Athena SWAN events

Time: Midday to 3pm




Very much in line with the IWD2015 theme of ‘Making it Happen’, on Monday 9th March Swansea University is running a university-wide event entitled Utilising All Our Talent. The event includes a keynote presentation from Prof. Laura McAllister (Chair of Sport Wales).

Swansea University is also celebrating the work of inspiring women who have worked, studied and supported the university, so throughout March you can check out their profiles on the Swansea University website.

Date: Monday 9th March

Time: 10.30am to 2pm

More info: Swansea International Women’s Day Celebrations



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