Soapbox Science Bristol 2021

2021 will see the sixth time that Soapbox Science will bring a day of fantastic women talking about Science in Bristol. This unique platform brings together women from different research institutes, fields of Science and career stages to share their cutting edge STEMM research with the public and to promote the visibility of women in Science. This year, our event will be run online, which we hope will allow an even greater audience to experience Soapbox Science and hear all about the fascinating research of our speakers. Join us on Tuesday 22nd June, 12pm-3pm, to hear talks from our inspiring team of 12 fantastic scientists.


We are grateful to our sponsors past and present for helping us to bring Soapbox Science to Bristol with both their financial and logistical support. This currently includes: School of Physics, University of Bristol; STEM-BAME Staff Group, University of Bristol; and Faculty of Science, University of Bristol.

Details of the location and timing of the event

:  Tuesday 22rd June 2021

Location: Online – Zoom

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 Carolina Coelho (@caipcoelho), University of Exeter, MRC Centre for Medical Mycology, “Deadly fungus in your brain: a tale of Cryptococcus neoformans”

Miss Hannah Slack University of Nottingham, “Are you in control of your actions?”

Miss Roberta Chiovoloni (@RobertaChiovol1), Swansea University, MRC Centre for Medical Mycology, “The dark side of the Universe”

Miss Theresa Robinson (@snorkel_maiden), University of Reading and the Institute of Zoology at ZSL, “Lessons to learn from the coolest bird you’ve never heard of”

Miss Carissa Wong (@CarissaCWWong), Cardiff University and University of Bristol, “Boosting the immune system to combat cancer”

Dr Stella Manoli (@StellaManoli1), University of Southampton, “Scientist in training: Light spells to hide & reveal objects”

Dr Patricia Magalhaes , University of Bristol and University of Brazil, “Why does the antimatter matter to our Universe?”

Dr Alessia Prato, Cardiff University, “Materials are not exactly as they look like…”

Dr Daniela Dietrich (@dnl_dietrich), University of Bristol, “Which way is down – how do plant roots know where to grow?”

Ms Filomena Veronica Greco (@Veronica_Gre), University of Bristol, “What if cells could remember past events and tell us their story? – A bacteria’s tale?”

Dr Anjana Khatwa (@jurassicg1rl), Wessex Museums, “The time travelling rock machine”

Dr Stacy Moore (@S_Mooreorless), University of Bristol, “A new way to study corrosion”

Discover our 2021 speakers: