Soapbox Science 2019 Canterbury

On Saturday 15th June 2019, Canterbury’s Westgate Gardens will host its second Soapbox Science event!  Between 1.00 and 4.00 pm, the gardens will become an exciting and fun place to listen to and discuss science, as some leading researchers from Kent take to their soapboxes to showcase their work to the general public. Come along and hear twelve very talented women speak about a broad range of topics from forensics and maths, through to climate change and the conservation of threatened animal species! Join us to discover things you never knew about bacteria, superconductors, magnets, molecules, monkeys, asteroids, comets, your brain and your teeth, and many other interesting topics, amongst the beautiful Westgate Garden flowers. The event is free and open to everyone.

Meet the Soapbox Science 2019 Canterbury local organising team

 

Sponsors


We would like to thank the European Research Council and Foundation Fyssen for supporting the organisers, Prof Zoe Davies, Prof Tracy Kivell, Dr Gail Austen and Dr Ameline Bardo.

 

 

 

 

 

Details of the location and timing of the event


Date: Saturday 15th June 2019

Location: Westgate Gardens, Canterbury

Time: 1.00 to 4.00 pm

 

Speakers

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 Emmy Bocaege, School of Anthropology and Conservation, University of Kent.Toothy tales from an archaeologist

Dr Gillian Forrester, Department of Psychological Sciences, Birkbeck University of London (@Me__Human).Your 500 million year old brain

Dr Julieta Garcia-Donas, School of Anthropology and Conservation, University of Kent.Dem bones, dem bones!: What forensic anthropology tells us about the dead

Dr Ana Loureiro, School of Mathematics, Statistics and Actuarial Science, University of Kent. “From 1 to infinity

Dr Emma McCabe, School of Physical Sciences, University of Kent.Superconductors and levitating magnets!

Ms Louisse Paola Mirabueno, NIAB EMR and University of Reading (@mirloupa).Xylella fastidiosa: a fussy bacterium”

Dr Marie-Jeanne Royer, School of Anthropology and Conservation, University of Kent (@MarieJeanneS).Climate change and cities, how green can help

Dr Agata Rożek, School of Physical Sciences, University of Kent (@ag_astro).Space potatoes and rubber ducks: shapes of asteroids and comets

Dr Helena J. Shepherd, School of Physical Sciences, University of Kent (@H_J_Shepherd).Shapeshifting molecules in the spotlight

Emma Bird (@emmabirdpalaeo), School of Anthropology and Conservation, University of Kent “It’s all in the wrist: Why humans had the edge over Neanderthals”

Dr Barbara Tiddi, School of Anthropology and Conservation, University of Kent.Female (monkey) power: how black capuchin females choose their mates

Ms Laura Thomas-Walters, School of Anthropology and Conservation, University of Kent (@LauraThoWal).Saving rhinos and elephants from the illegal wildlife trade

 

Discover our 2019 speakers: