Soapbox Science 2016 Hull

Make sure you come to Hull on the 3rd of September 2016!

Soapbox Science is coming to the streets of this historic university city, as some of the region’s leading female scientists take to their soapboxes to showcase their science to the general public. Speakers from across the spectrum of scientific research will transform the streets into a hotbed of cutting-edge learning and discussion.

This is one of several Soapbox Science events running across the country this summer, aiming to help eliminate gender inequality in science by raising the profile, and challenging the public’s view, of women and science.  We hope we’ll see you there! If you’d like to see what Soapbox Science looks like in action, have a peak at the Soapbox Science 2015 video

Details of the location and timing of the event

Date: Saturday 3rd September, 2016

Address: Queen Street, Hull

Time: 12.30pm – 3.30pm


We couldn’t run our events without the logistical and financial support of our sponsors. Since 2014, Soapbox Science is supported by the Science and Technology Facilities Council.

The Hull event is moreover sponsored financially by the University of Hull and a scientific outreach grant from the Biochemical Society.

The Soapboxes for the Soapbox Science Hull event were constructed by Humber Wood Recycling Project


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

Miss Rhiannon Lee, University of Hull “What is radiation? Why is it harmful? How can it be used to treat and detect cancer? What is the future in hospitals for such techniques?”

Dr Catherine Dobson, University of Hull “Medical engineering – what is it and how can it help us? How can an engineer be involved in bone or heart disease?”

Prof Nicole Pamme, University of Hull “Lab-on-a-Chip: shrinking the laboratory for fast diagnostics ”

Dr Domino Joyce, University of Hull “Evolution in the twilight zone”

Ms Jenny Marsden , Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust “Radiotherapy Physics! Find out how scientists use X-rays to target cancer cells and cure patients”

Dr Natalie Vanicek,  University of Hull “Staying active now and into the future: small steps lead to leaps and bounds”

Dr Sheona Urquhart, University of Hull “Galaxies:  It’s all about location, location, location”

Ms Brittany Wingham, University of Hull “Targeting the immune system towards cancer”

Dr Monica Arman, Hull York Medical School “On flowing blood and pathogen invasion”

Dr Michelle Farrell, University of Hull “Peat, plants and people: the role of peatlands in understanding ecological and societal responses to past environmental change”

Dr Lori Lawson Handley, University of Hull “DNA detectives:  Using DNA for monitoring and assessing impact of invasive alien species”

Dr Vicky Skoulou, University of Hull “Waste to B2 Upgrading waste to Bioenergy and Biofuels ”