Soapbox Science 2017 Cardiff

Soapbox Science is back in Cardiff!! On Saturday 10th of June, from 1-4pm, Alliance sculpture 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! This event is free and everyone is welcomed, so 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

Date: Saturday 10th June, 2017

Address: Alliance Sculpture

The Hayes, Cardiff

Time: 1pm – 4pm


We couldn’t run this Cardiff event without the generous logistical and financial support of our sponsors.

Cardiff University  – @cardiffuni
CITER (Cardiff Institute of Tissue Engineering and Repair) – @CITERInst
Cardiff Metropolitan University – @Cardiffmet
St David’s Shopping Centre – @StDavidsCardiff
Cardiff Central Library ‏ – @cardiffcouncil ‏
CWIS Cardiff Women in Science – @CWIS_Network
The Learned Society of Wales – @LSWalesCDdCymru


Selected from a competitive pool of welsh researchers, our 12 speakers will be sharing their work in technology, science, medicine and engineering. The winners and their discussion topics included:

Dr Alex Shephard (@PlaySuspended), Cardiff University Message in a bubble: how cancer cells turn healthy cells to the dark side”

Ms Giulia Mancardi, University College London “The chemistry behind the formation of our bones” 

Miss Naomi Markham, Cardiff University “Chemistry in Your Dishwasher”

Dr Catrin Hedd Jones, Bangor University “What can Psycholoist do to help all ages?”

Ms Marlou Perquin (@mnperquin), Cardiff University “Can we improve our performance on boring, repetitive tasks by having more task-control?” 

Dr Emma McKinley, Cardiff University “Meet the Saltmarsh”

Dr Susanne Claus (@SusanneClaus), Cardiff University “The magic of non-Newtonian fluids: see a fluid flow against gravity and turning into stone”

Dr Manuela Pacella (@DrM_Pacella), Cardiff University The untold truth about diamond enemy” 

Dr Paola Moffa Sanchez, Cardiff University “Understanding the past climate: A key to the future” 

Dr Ann Ager, Cardiff University “Directing the traffic of killer T cells: getting them to the right place at the right time”

Ms Joanna Brims, Cardiff UniversityThe formation of the Panama Isthmus: how ancient volcanoes joined two continents and separated the oceans” 

Dr Emily Drabek-Maunder (@Edrabek), Cardiff University “When stars grow up: How do rocky, habitable planets form?”