Calling all Yorkshire female scientists!
The countdown for Hull UK City of Culture 2017 has already begun. There is less than a year to go until Hull hosts the UK’s next big cultural event, but that is not all that is happening. This year Soapbox Science is coming to Hull for the first time!
Soapbox Science is a science communication event that aims to increase the visibility of women in science and also engage the public.
The concept is very simple – bring female scientists close to the public, by explaining what their research is, all whilst standing on top of a soapbox!
We are now calling for speakers to join us in our Soapbox Science in Hull! We would like to welcome any female scientists from STEMM disciplines to apply, from PhD students to professors. If you are interested in joining us as a speaker at our Hull event on Saturday, September 3rd, please apply via the form available here. Deadline: 26th Feb!
Dr. Isabel Pires, a lecturer and cancer research scientist at the University of Hull, is one member of the Hull Soapbox Science organising team, and was herself a participant in the 2014 London event. She says: “It was great fun! I was a little nervous at first but once I started talking I really enjoyed it. Also, the training offered by the Soapbox Science team was really helpful, and the whole experience opened doors to me both at work and externally. It was a great platform to increase my visibility as a scientist.” You can hear her Soapbox Science talk and motivation for participating in the event here.