Soapbox Science 2018 Sheffield

On Saturday 22nd September, the first ever Soapbox Science Sheffield event will be happening at The Moor in Sheffield city centre. 12 researchers from across the region will take to their soapboxes for an afternoon of fun and informal science!

The event is free. 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 22nd September

AddressThe Moor, Sheffield city centre

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:

Dr Ivana Barbaric, The University of Sheffield, The power of stem cells”
Dr. Laura Carrilero Aguado (@qwertkwert), University of Sheffield 
“Open Source in Evolution: how bacteria share genes”

Dr Valentina Cazzato (@valentinacazza2), Liverpool John Moores University “Mirror, mirror on the wall who is the ‘thinnest’ of them all?: a lifespan journey into body shape (mis)perception.”

Dr Lydia Cole (@lydcole), University of LiverpoolPeanut butter, palm oil and peat; getting un-stuck in the mud.”

Dr Gillian Knight, University of DerbyWhy men should be asking for the cervical cancer/HPV vaccination”

Dr Aimee Paskins (@incyteful_aims), The University of SheffieldScience Fiction to Science Fact: How Star Trek Changed the World

Miss Rosa Isabel Soria Penafiel, (@IsaSoriap), The University of Sheffield A black carbon material “biochar” as a low cost alternative for soil remediation”

Dr Mercedes Regadío (@mregadio), The University of SheffieldThe Ugly Duckling: valorization of industrial waste”

Miss Heloise Stevance, (@Sydonahi), The University of Sheffield Stellar Deaths and Cosmic Explosions”

Dr Jolanda van Munster (@jolandavmunster), The University of Manchester Fungi – how they help us  make better biofuels”

Dr Alison Wright (@alielw), Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield The peacock’s tail and other stories – the genetics of beauty across the animal kingdom”

Dr Fuschia Sirois (@FuschiaSirois), University of Sheffield “Why being kind to yourself can make you a better person: The science of self-compassion”