Soapbox Science 2017 Milton Keynes

Soapbox Science returns to the heart of Milton Keynes shopping but this time there is also a beach! Middleton Hall in centre:mk shopping centre will be transformed into a fun an indoor beach for the summer.  Whilst you relax on a deckchair or play in the sand you can be wowed by amazing science direct from 12 female scientists. Soapbox Science MK showcases our fantastic local women scientists working in a fascinating variety of jobs in academia and business.  They will bring their world-leading research in science, technology and engineering out of the lab for you to discover on the streets. Soapbox Science events have the dual aims of promoting women in science and making science accessible by bringing it direct to the public. The event is free and here is a taster of what it looks like.

Details of the location and timing of the event

Date: Saturday 29th July, 2017

AddressCentre:MK, Middleton Hall, centre:mk, Midsummer Boulevard, Milton Keynes MK9 3EP

Time: 12 – 3pm


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

Dr Rachel Moseley (@neuronnerd_rach), Bournemouth University “Amazing brains and the autism spectrum” 

Miss Sabrina Cipullo (@cipullo_s), Cranfield University “Soil Science, Contaminated land, and The Chuck Norris Effect” 

Dr Dani Barrington (@dani_barrington), Cranfield University “It’s complicated: my relationship with my toilet” 

Mrs Kirsty Lowe-Brown (@klowebrown), University of Buckingham “Socks again?! Children’s responses to disappointing gifts and other everyday emotional situations” 

Dr Carol Verheecke-Vaessen (@CaVaessenVe), Cranfield University “Food spoilage or not, that is the question…” 

Dr Nicola Smyllie (@NicolaSmyllie), Cambridge UniversityWhat makes you tick? The clock inside your brain” 

Miss Marion Roullet (@LabSquishyStuff ), Unilever / University of Edinburgh “Why did you put that colloid in my ice cream”

Stacy Phillips (@shtacy_phillips), The Open UniversityHow to make a mountain: Find out how mountains are built, how they get to be so tall, and why there are fossils at the top of Mt Everest” 

Dr. Pallavi Anand (@anandpallavijha), The Open University “Sea shells as a unique recorder of Earth’s climate” 

Dr Bridget Penman (@BSPenman), University of Warwick “Understanding the secrets of malaria hidden in human genes” 

Ms Emily Dowdeswell (@EDowdeswell), Cranfield UniversityCould Climate Change influence how easily our soils are eroded?”

Ms Sara Sánchez López (@sasisoy_world), Cranfield University “Fatberg: what happens when things don’t dissolve in water”