Soapbox Science 2018 Cardiff

Soapbox Science returns to Cardiff in 2018 for another day of excitement and discovery. Come along and find out about the truly amazing work that’s being done by researchers in your community as they demonstrate their science in engaging and inventive ways. There will be opportunities for you to join in the fun by talking to real scientists, asking them questions, and maybe even take part in hands-on practical demonstrations and exhibitions.

For this year’s event, on Saturday the 2nd of June, we’ll be taking over the Alliance Statue area, near the central library. If you head there between 1-4pm then you’ll be able to see our speakers up on the soapboxes; just look for the crowd. If you’ve never been to Soapbox Science before then this is the perfect chance to find out why these events have become so popular, and if you have been before then you already know how great it is and we’ll see you there!

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 2nd June, 2018

Address: Alliance Statue, The Hayes, Cardiff, CF10 1AJ

Time: 1pm – 4pm

Volunteer with Soapbox Science Cardiff

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.

To volunteer and help on the day, please fill out this form


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

Dr Emma Richards (@EmRichards_EPR), School of Chemistry, Cardiff University Nano-structured materials – from sunscreens to solar cells. How tiny materials can have a BIG impact

Dr Emma Yhnell (@EmmaYhnell), Cardiff University Giant Genes: how do genes cause disease?

Dr Karen Reed (@drscienceowl), Wales Gene Park, Cardiff University A journey into Genomics – exploring what it means to have your genome sequenced for research

Nikoleta Glynatsi (@NikoletaGlyn), Cardiff University “Games, players and strategies! The Prisoner’s Dilemma and the Mathematics of Evolution!

Rhiannon Chalmers-Brown (@r_chalmersbrown), Sustainable Environment Research Centre (SERC), University of South Wales The greenest steel in the world: cleaning up industrial carbon emissions using bacteria

Ashleigh Johnstone (@_ajohnstone), Bangor University Martial Arts: Can something so fun be good for your brain?

Teresa Darbyshire (@cardiffcurator), Amgueddfa Cymru-National Museum Wales What’s in a name? Why and how we name marine bristleworms and why you should care!

Eveanjelene Snee (@eveanjelene), Cardiff University Going off with a BANG! The Science of Basaltic Explosive Volcanic Eruptions

Professor Helen White-Cooper, School of Biosciences, Cardiff University How flies make sperm

Perminder Sangha, Cardiff University Sometimes the smallest things can have the biggest impact! Come and find out how much nanomaterials, which you can’t even see, influence your life!

Dr Charlotte Miller (@dr_charlotte_m), University of South Wales “Elephants run like they’re living in trees. Do they know something we don’t?”