Soapbox Science London 2022

On the 28th of May 2022, 2-5pm, London’s Southbank will transform again into a hub of scientific learning and discussion, as some of London’s leading scientists take to their soapboxes to showcase their science to the general public. The event’s mission remains the same: to help eliminate gender inequality in science by raising the profile, and challenging the public’s view, of women and non-binary people in science. The event is free. If you’d like to see what Soapbox Science looks like in action, have a look at the Soapbox Science 2015 video


We couldn’t run this London event without the generous logistical and financial support of our sponsors. Our London events have been supported from the start by the L’Oreal UNESCO For Women In Science Scheme and the Zoological Society of London.

Details of the location and timing of the event

Date:  Saturday 28th May 2022

Address: Queen’s Stone, Riverside walkway (by Gabriel’s Wharf)

South Bank, London, SE1 9PP

Time: 2pm – 5pm


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:

Group One – 2pm – 3pm

Dr Bhavana Solanky, University College London, “Magnetic Resonance Imaging- an introduction”

Anamaria Leonescu (@AnaLeonescu868), University College London, “How to make diamonds out of thin air”

Professor Andrea Townsend-Nicholson, University College London, “The Virtual Human – The body double that could improve your health

Cintia Akemi Oi (@Cin_Oi), University College London, “What we can learn from wasps?”

Group Two – 3pm – 4pm

Dr Grazia Todeschini (@Grazia_Tod), King’s College London, “Renewable energy sources in everyday life”

Professor Chloe Orkin (@profchloeorkin), Queen Mary University of London/ Honorary Consultant Barts Health NHS Trust,Viruses , medicines and justice”

Amelia Ramage (@amelia_jRamage), Zoological Society of London and University College London, “The importance of genetics in conservation, using the African wild dog as a model”

Dr Stephanie Longet, (@stephanie200586) University of Oxford, “Antibodies: one of our body’s weapons against viruses and bacteria

Group Three – 4pm – 5pm

Dr Sophie Common, Zoological Society of London, “How to maximise wild animal health during translocations”

Dr Anna Moore (@annamoore83), Barts Health NHS Trust, “Our Amazing Lungs: what do they do and what do they need?”

Alessia Favaron (@AleFavaron), University College London, “Feeling moody? Ask your tummy!”

Michelle Calvert (@Michelle_Calvert), Horniman Museum & Gardens, “Coral spawning in South East London”