Soapbox Science 2020 Dublin

Our event will run over 3 hours on Saturday 11th July and will involve 12 female scientists speaking to members of the public about their work (as well as approximately 12 volunteers). The participants will be from University College Dublin, Trinity College Dublin and  Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland.

We do want to assure you that we will of course follow the governments advice on COVID-19 to stay safe. In the event that we cannot proceed with the event in the normal format we are considering a switch to an online alternative. As the event is scheduled in July, we will await to make a final decision in May but for now, we will proceed as planned.


We couldn’t run this event without the generous logistical and financial support of our sponsors.  University College Dublin

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Details of the location and timing of the event

:  11th July

Location: Dublin

Time: TBD


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:

1. Dr. Edel Kelly (@edelkel), University College Dublin, “Food production, farmers and environmental policy: A mess we need to clear up”

2. Laura Murphy (@laurasmurph94), Trinity College Dublin, “First Light: The First Stars in the Universe”

3. Dr Sarah Eivers (@SarahEivers), University College Dublin/Mater Misericordiae University Hospital “Could you have Viking vision?”

4. Annie Regan (@annielovespie), Trinity College Dublin, Materials Science: From Tea-towels to Nanomagnets

5. Dr Catharine Pschenyckyj (@CPschenyckyj), University College Dublin, For Peat’s Sake- A new era for Ireland’s Bogs

6.  Eadaoin Doddy (@EadaoinDC), University College Dublin “Forecasting matters – saying goodbye to inaccuracy?”

7. Dr Sonia Negrao (@sonicanegrao), University College Dublin “Plants also have stress. Are plant scientists a sort of plant psychiatrists?”

8. Aisling Ryan (@_aislinglouise), Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland Effective Cancer Treatment: Reality or just a Fairytale?

9. Dr. Fatemeh Golpayegani (@Goligolpa), University College Dublin “Sustainable solutions to urban problems”

10. Veronica Farrugia Drakard (@Fucus_Whisperer), University College Dublin Gardens Beneath the Waves”

11. Dr Chiara De Santi (@ChiaraDeSanti3), Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland Tiny and shiny: when small molecules can fight human diseases

12. Dr. Áine Byrne (@ainebyrnemaths), University College Dublin. “What is maths good for?”

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