Soapbox Science Exeter 2016

CHYxlHIWoAAfHqqOn the 11th of June 2016, Soapbox Science will again transform Exeter into a hub of scientific learning and discussion, as some of Devon’s leading female scientists take to their soapboxes to showcase science to the general public. The event’s mission is the same as the original London event: to help eliminate gender inequality in science by raising the profile, and challenging the public’s view, of women and science. If you’d like to see what Soapbox Science looks like in action, have a look at the Soapbox Science 2015 video


Details of the location and timing of the event


CHYUN_TWEAA7VMXDate: Saturday 11th June 2016

Address: Princesshay Square, Exeter City Centre

Time: 1-4 pm






MO_Landscape_BSTFC2We couldn’t run this event without the generous logistical and financial support of our sponsors.    We are grateful to
University-of-Exeter-logoSTFC, the College of Life and Environmental Sciences, The University of Exeter and the Met Office for supporting our initiative in Exeter.




2016 saw strong competition to appear at the event: the winners and their discussion topics included:

Dr Kate Littler, Camborne School of Mines, University of Exeter  “How can mud and fossils from the bottom of the sea tell us about ancient climate change?

Ms Isabel Castanho, University of Exeter Medical School “The exciting world of neurons and how they make our brain function”

Ms Shanti Shanker, Bournemouth University “Spotless mind: the science behind selective forgetting!” Watch her video pre-event here

Dr Olivia Champion (@_Biosystems), University of Exeter “Microbe: the good, the bad and the ugly”

Dr Claire Burke, Met Office “How do the most massive galaxies form and evolve and what does this tell us about the origin of the Universe?

Ms Stacey Heath (@staceyheath2), University of Exeter “Exploring the impact of urban regeneration schemes: a social identity view of sustainable and successful communities”

Dr Eleanor O’Brien (@eleanorkobrien), University of Bath “Why can no species live everywhere? Discovering what limits adaptation to new environments

Dr Amy Lusher, NUI-Galway “Marine plastic pollution: Big bits, little bits, plastic fish?

Dr Regan Early (@ReganEarly), University of Exeter “The Great Climate Change Race!”

Ms Rebecca Hemingway (@beckyhemingway9), Met Office “How the weather and natural hazards affect you”

Dr Ayoe Buus Hansen (@io_hansen), Met Office “Soap bubble science and atmospheric motion”

Prof Krasimira Tsaneva-Atanasova (@KrasiTsaneva), University of Exeter “What your moves say about you? Using maths to understand how our movements give a sneak peek to personality traits”


Discover our 2016 speakers

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