Soapbox Science 2017 Hull

On the 1st of July 2017 Soapbox science is returning to Hull, this time at the St Stephen’s shopping center. Join us to listen to our female scientists discussing their recent discoveries, and chat to them about what it is like to do science and what keeps them excited about it. Be part of our event during a really exciting time for Hull – City of Culture 2017! 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. You can contact our local organisers directly on email or Twitter (@SoapboxHull)

Volunteer with Soapbox Science  Hull

Are you passionate about science and love talking to people about it? Do you want to help raise awareness about gender equality in science careers? Soapbox Science Hull is looking for volunteers to help out at their event on July 1st 2017!

Please sign up here

Soapbox Science is not just about the speakers. Without a supportive team of committed, enthusiastic people, a Soapbox event simply cannot happen. Each event relies on an animated team of up to 20 volunteers. Volunteers play a crucial role in rounding up the public, chatting to them informally about science, supporting the speakers by managing props and helping to calm any pre-box nerves, as well as handing out Soapbox goodies to lucky audience members! But perhaps the most important role of the volunteers is gathering data so we can effectively monitor the success of the event: volunteers carry out the bulk of our streamlined evaluation process, through interviews, observations and counting footfall.

Join us for an afternoon of fun, informal and inspiring science and help challenge ideas about who can be a scientist!

Details of the location and timing of the event

: Saturday 1st July, 2017

Address: St Stephen’s,

Ferensway, Hull HU2 8LN

Time: – 5pm


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

Dr Barbara Guinn (@BarbaraGuinn1), University of Hull “Wee tests for cancer – the future is yellow!”

Dr Kat Sanders (@AnatomyKat), Hull York Medical School “Anatomy – what’s inside?”

Ms Miffy Cheng, University of Hull  “Illuminating the cutting edge: New generation drug design for fluorescence guided surgery”

Ms Nicola Baker, University of Hull “Helping eels succeed on their fascinating journeys- slimy yet satisfying!” 

Professor Gillian Greenway (@chsgmg), University of Hull “How to measure chemicals” 

Dr Africa Gomez (@aBugBlog), University of Hull “Do living fossils exist?” 

Miss Jeni Spragg (@JeniSpragg), University of Leeds “Fuelling the future: unlocking the potential of hydrogen” 

Dr Natalie Angelopoulos, University of Hull “Fishy tales of a river – how fish can be an indicator of river health” 

Dr Laura Sadofsky, Hull York Medical School Irritant detection and inflammation of the airways”

Ms Charlotte Eling, University of Hull “Nanoparticles. What does a stained glass window and a pregnancy test have in common?”

Miss Margarita Blazevica (@M_Blazevica), University of Hull “Joint action: do we represent another person’s actions and does the relationship status between the co-actors play any role?”

Dr Jennifer Waby (@drwaby), University of Bradford “Packing it all in – squeezing an entire human instruction kit into a teeny tiny space”