Soapbox Science 2016 Cardiff

Please come and join us in our 1st Soapbox Science event in Cardiff!!

On the 4th of June, from 1-4pm, Hills Street will turn into a stimulating science exhibition hub where our female speakers from across Wales will share their scientific discoveries from their soapboxes with the general public to promote women scientists and their exciting science! Everyone is welcome, please come along, learn and enjoy!!

If you’d like to see what Soapbox Science looks like in action, have a look at the Soapbox Science 2015 video

Details of the location and timing of the event

: Saturday 4th June, 2016

Address: Hills Street,


Time: 1pm – 4pm


We couldn’t run our events without the logistical and financial support of our sponsors. This  event is being sponsored by Cardiff University, Cardiff Institute of Tissue Engineering and RepairCardiff Women in Science, Cardiff Metropolitan University, StDavid’s Dewi Sant, The Learned Society of Wales and Cardiff Scientific Society.
Since 2014, Soapbox Science is supported by the Science and Technology Facilities Council.




For a first event in the region, 2016 saw strong competition to appear at the event. The 12 winners and their discussion topics included:

Dr Hannah Dee, Aberystwyth University “Shadows can be hard for computers to see”

Ms Dilini Sumanapala, Bangor University “Decoding the brain!”

Dr Rachel Adams, Cardiff Metropolitan University “Heart Heath – The effect of body flow, lifestyle and air polution”

Dr Polina Prokopovich, Cardiff University “Nanotechnology enhanced orthopedic implants fight infection”

Ms Henrieka Detlef, Cardiff University “Ocean Acidification and marine life, a trip back to the future!”

Ms Nicole Pacchiarini, Cardiff University “How does the brain remember?”

Prof Lynne Boddy, Cardiff University “Fantastic Fungi”

Dr Dominique Tanner, Cardiff University “Where do metals come from? The story of how magmas and volcanoes can make a gold mine… and more!”

Dr Hayley Wyatt, Cardiff University “Structures within nature and modern engineering application”

Ms Mallika Arora, Cardiff University “What can designers and architects learn from matter at the nanoscale”

Dr Kristin Ladell, Cardiff University “Get to know your killer cells’”

Dr Emma Lane, Cardiff University “How to mend a broken brain”