Soapbox Art & Science 2018 Cambridge

Soapbox Science is coming to Cambridge, but will have a new and exciting element! Who is a scientist and who is an artist? Can the work someone in a lab coat is doing relate to a painting, or a dancer, or be understood through music? The new project aims to bring science to arts fans and art to scientists. By challenging artists and scientists to work together, Soapbox Art & Science will bring difficult science concepts to the public in exciting, innovative and engaging ways.

Some of the UK’s leading women in science will take to their soapboxes to showcase their science to the general public, alongside some amazing artists.

The new Soapbox Art & Science 2018 event will capitalize on Soapbox Science’s current strengths to widen the audiences exposed to science carried out by women and will facilitate communication and collaboration between the arts and science communities.

Soapbox Art & Science Lincoln will be part of Strawberry Fair.



Details of the location and timing of the event


Date: Saturday 2nd June 2018

Address: Midsummer Common, Cambridge as part of Strawberry Fair

Time: 2pm-5pm




We couldn’t run this event without the generous logistical and financial support of our sponsors. Since 2014, our overall whole initiative is supported by the Science and Technology Facilities Council. We are very grateful for their financial support of the new Soapbox Art & Science project.





Meet our speakers!

Dr. Nicola Smyllie, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology “We all have a clock in our brain that tells the different parts of your body what the time is. How does this clock work and what does it mean for our health and daily lives?”

Dr Cally Haynes, University of CambridgeMovement through membranes”

Dr Jenny Zhang, University of Cambridge “Natural vs. artificial photosynthesis for making solar fuels”

Eleanor Brug, University of CambridgeAt the cutting edge: towards more sustainable machining of aerospace superalloys with cubic boron nitride”

Dr Lara Schibelsky Godoy Piccolo, Open UniversityDoes technology have intentions? Designing Technology for Positive Changes” 

Viola Introini, University of Cambridge “A cross-disciplinary approach to eradicating Malaria!”

Dr Helen Mason, University of Cambridge “The Sun, our star” 

Dr Dannielle Green, Anglia Ruskin UniversitySingle-use plastics: the ecological impacts of our “throw-away society” and what we can do to change it”

Dr Eiko Yoneki, University of Cambridge and Alan Turing Institute “Digital Epidemiology: Challenges in Data Collection in Developing Countries”

Emma Garnett, University of CambridgeLess meat, less heat: what are the carbon and land footprints of different foods?”

Laura Bouvet, NIAB, Cambridge “Fighting a cereal killer with genetics: how does wheat’s genetic armour help defend itself against fungi invasions?”

Sarah Madden, University of Cambridge “How does my medicine work?