Soapbox Science 2019 Leicester

Soapbox science is happening for the first time in Leicester this year. Women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) from around the Midlands will be taking to their soapboxes to share their passion for a huge range of research and to showcase their amazing science.

We are holding the event at the Riverside Festival in Bede Park. Come along to meet the researchers, ask questions, and discover what science and technology is happening in your area.



We couldn’t run this event without the generous logistical and financial support of our sponsors. Soapbox science Leicester has been supported financially by the University of Leicester.






Details of the location and timing of the event

: 01/06/2019

Location: Riverside Festival, Bede Park, Leicester

Time: 10am -4pm



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 Rohini Ajaykumar, University of Warwick, “Plants to pills: From plant products to pharmaceuticals”

Miss Charlotte Blake (@blakeinghearts), University of Nottingham, “Personalised Parts for Broken Hearts”

Dr Laura Delfino (@LauraDelfino19), University of Leicester, “The best things come in small packages: How can we learn science from fruit flies?”

Miss Alice Haworth, University of Leicester, “The motors that make muscle”

Miss Laura Hunt (@laura_hunt7), University of Nottingham,“MUD – a TARDIS to explore earth’s climate”

Dr Victoria Lane (@SEIS_UK), University of Leicester, “From hat-tricks to Lego bricks: understanding earthquakes”

Miss Hollie Marshall (@MooHoll), University of Leicester/University of Birmingham, “Time-travelling water fleas!”

Dr Naomi Martin (@DrNaomiMartin4), De Montfort University, “Microbubbles and disease”

Miss Emily Richardson (@biochemily), University of Leicester “The Great Cancer Invasion”

Miss Naomi Rowe-Gurney (@NRoweGurney), University of Leicester, “A storm on Uranus?”

Miss Elpida Vounzoulaki (@Elpida_Vnz), University of Leicester, “Gestational Diabetes: Here today, Gone tomorrow.”

Dr Kayleigh L Warrington (@Kayleigh_klw53), University of Leicester “Brain processes during reading: What eye movements can tell us”


Discover our 2019 speakers:

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