Soapbox Science 2018 Oxford

Soapbox Science will be returning to Oxford for its 3rd year! Come join us in Bonn Square on Saturday 28th July, from 1pm – 4pm. Inspirational female scientists will be taking to their soapboxes to share their fascinating research. From superpowers to venomous primates, or robots to disease, there’s bound to be something that grabs your attention as well as your imagination! The event is free and a fantastic opportunity to meet and interact with the Scientists.

Details of the location and timing of the event

Date: Saturday 28th July, 2018

Address: Bonn Square, Oxford, OX1 1LQ

Time: 1pm – 4pm


We couldn’t run this event without the generous logistical and financial support of our sponsors. Oxford Soapbox Science events have been supported from the start by Oxford Brookes University and University of Oxford.


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

Ms Jacqueline Gill (@jacquigill001), “The antibiotic apocalypse: How bacteria become antibiotic resistant and why we aren’t finding new antibiotics”

Dr Nicola Bailey (@nicolaybailey), “Dr Robot; the future of surgery?”

Dr Anna Veprik, “Keeping the balance – how our body maintains levels of blood glucose”

Dr Hayley Mountford (@hayley_s_m), “The Science of Superpowers”

Prof Anna Nekaris (@QueenFireface), “How social media is killing the world’s only venomous primates”

Prof EJ Milner-Guilland (@EJMilner-Guilland), “Busting the myths of the illegal wildlife trade”

Ms Rebecca Raper (@rebecca_raper), “Robots with a Conscience”

Ms Alexandra Pike (@Alexandra_Pike), “Are eating disorders like compulsive disorders? Why should we care?”

Dr Roslin Adamson (@AdamsonRos), “One mutant protein, two devastating diseases. Can we cure them both?