Soapbox Science 2019 York

This year, York’s Soapbox Science event will take place 12-3pm on Saturday 8th June 2019, in St Sampson’s Square, York city centre. Ever wondered how life began, or the ways that chimps communicate? Come along and learn something new as our expert speakers take to their soapboxes to tell you about their exciting research!






Many thanks to the University of York, York Environmental Sustainability Institute (YESI) and ASAB Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour for supporting the event.







Details of the location and timing of the event

Date:  Saturday 8th June 2019

Location: Kings Square, York

Time: 12-3pm




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

Dr Catherine Walsh (@cwalshastrochem), School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Leeds “Our Interstellar Origins”

Sophie Lauren Williams (@sophielwill_ ), Department of Environment and Geography, University of York “Earth’s changing climate: from ice to fire”

Claire Moulton-Brown (@Claire_Brown_21), Department of Biology, University of York “The bugs that lie beneath: how bacteria in the soil shape the food we eat”

Dr Elva Robinson (@elva_robinson), Department of Biology, The University of York “Amazing ants”

Dr Karla K. Evans, Department of Psychology, The University of York What Can One See in a Blink of an Eye and Why One Should Care?”

Dr Katie J. Lamb (@Dr_Katie_J_Lamb), Green Chemistry Centre of Excellence, University of York Carbon Dioxide: from Coca-Cola to Climate Change and Carbon Capture. My research journey with the “green” greenhouse gas and why we need it”

Erin Lewis (@STEMobsessed), Newcastle University / Fera “Food safety: the dark side of your salad!”

Dr Charlotte Walker (@ChaWal90), Department of Biology, University of York “Algae! They’re blooming marvellous”

Ruochan Ma (@Ruochan1), Department of Environment and Geography, University of York “Methane capture in forests”

Dr. Imma Oliveras-Menor (@olpetita), Environmental Change Institute, School of Geography and the Environment, University of Oxford Tropical ecosystems: why should you care?”

Dr Sylvy Anscombe, University of Central Lancashire “Maths, Superheroes, Time, and Space”

Dr Kirsty E. Graham (@kirstyegraham), Department of Psychology, University of York Talk like a chimpanzee: How bonobos and chimpanzees use gestures to communicate”


Discover our 2019 speakers:

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