Soapbox Science enters its 8th year in 2018, and promises to bring a summer of excitement, fun, and fantastic science. This year we are growing and expanding to be bigger and better than before, with events organised across the world. On top of this, Soapbox Science is exploring new avenues with six Art & Science events taking place in art festivals around the UK.



Apply to be a speaker!

We are excited to announce that the ‘call for speakers’ for Soapbox Science’s 2018 events is NOW OPEN! 

But… we need your help! We are looking for women in all areas science, from PhD students to Professors, and from entry-level researchers to entrepreneurs, who are passionate about their work and want to spread the word (see at the bottom of this page on how to apply)


What is Soapbox Science?
Soapbox Science is grass-roots science outreach organisation that brings cutting edge research onto urban streets whilst also promoting the visibility of women in science. We place inspirational speakers on soapboxes and encourage them to engage in and start conversations with the public about their work.


Why should you apply to be a Soapbox Science 2018 speaker?
• Engage with people who might not otherwise encounter science
• Help break down stereotypes of who is a scientist
• Become a role model to inspire the next generation of scientists
• Increase the visibility of your research to the wider public
• Experience a new, different and fun way of science communication


What other benefits you will gain from taking part?
• Training at one of our bespoke Soapbox Science training workshops
• Chances to meet other fantastic women scientists from around the world and join our growing Soapbox Science Alumni community of over 550 inspirational speakers
• Have the opportunity to write blogs and articles for Soapbox Science which highlights your work and ideas of how best to increase the visibility of women in science


Where and When

Our UK & Ireland events are:

Aberdeen- May
Canterbury- June
Cardiff- June
Edinburgh- June
Galway- July
Hull- July
London- May
Milton Keynes- July
Newcastle- June
Norwich- October
Oxford- July/August
Sheffield- September
Swansea- June/July
York- June

Our dates for our overseas events are:

Berlin, Germany- June
Calgary, Canada- June
Halifax, Canada- June
Toronto, Canada- September
Umeå, Sweden- May
Windsor, Canada- May



Have we convinced you? Sign up for one of our “classic” Soapbox Science events here

Our dates for our Art & Science events are:

Perth – May
Cambridge – June
Manchester – July
Bournemouth – September
Plymouth – September
Lincolnshire – September

Want to take part? Find out more and apply for our  Art & Science events here