Soapbox Science 2018 Milton Keynes

We are thrilled to be bringing Soapbox Science Milton Keynes back to Centre:MK for a third year.  This year we have twelve amazing presenters sharing their knowledge and passion about diverse science topics, from flight engineering, farming, life beyond earth, plant growth, gut bacteria, stars, innovative waste management, mountains and more.

Want to find out more about how the event was set up? Meet the Soapbox Science Milton Keynes organising team!

Details of the location and timing of the event

Date:  Saturday 30th June 2018

Address: Middleton Hall Centre: MK

Time: 12pm – 3pm


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

Miss Samuela Guida, (@samuela_guida) Cranfield University “From water pollutants to fertilizers: a smart use of wastewater!”

Ms Simone Weber, Cranfield UniversitySherlock Holmes: who broke his helicopter?

Sezsy Yusuf (@sezsy), Cranfield University, “Wind tunnel testing before the flight: How to put an elephant in a chicken cage”

Dr Helen Metcalfe (@HMetcalfe1) Rothamsted Research “Farming – Not just about food”

Dr Sarah De Baets, Cranfield University,What can plant roots do for soil?

Miss Sophie Budge (@Sophie_Budge), Cranfield UniversityGerms, guts and growth: how bacteria affects child development

Dr Rachel Whitton (@RachelWhitton) Cranfield UniversityAlgae beads to treat your wee – an alternative method of wastewater treatment

Dr Adriana Encinas-Oropesa (@AdrianaE_O) Cranfield University,Repair, Reuse, Recycle

Miss Heidi Thiemann (@heidi_teaman) The Open University,Stellar ballerinas: why are some stars stuck in a pirouette?

Dr Sofia Kourmpetli (@sofia_kour), Cranfield University,Using model plants to understand and improve our cereal crops

Dr Nisha K. Ramkissoon, The Open UniversitySearching for life, where should we start?

Miss Eleni Wood (@EleniWood), The Open University,Minerals and Mountains