Soapbox Science Milton Keynes 2016

Soapbox Science (18 of 79)On Saturday the 9th of July 2016 join us to find out what Milton Keynes’ female researchers are up to. We have collected the finest women in research to come along and shout about their science, and to share with you why they find it so exciting.

The Milton Keynes Soapbox Science event will be located inside the main shopping centre centre:mk – literally THE centre of MK. A perfect location to combine shopping and discover some awesome science!

All are welcome so why not take this opportunity to ask your questions on subjects from 3D printing to food security, northern lights and animal welfare? If you’d like to see what Soapbox Science looks like in action, have a peak at the Soapbox Science 2015 video



Details of the location and timing of the event


article-2135261-12C5A61E000005DC-559_468x286Date: Saturday 9th July, 2016

AddressCentre:MK, Middleton Hall, centre:mk, 24 Silbury Arcade, Milton Keynes MK9 3ES

Time: 2pm – 5pm





STFC2CranfieldUniversityLogoWe couldn’t run our events without the logistical and financial support of our sponsors. Since 2014, Soapbox Science is supported by tBSSS-Logo-2Col-POS-pms188&Khe Science and Technology Facilities Council. The Milton Keynes event is moreover sponsored by Cranfield University. The British Society of Soil Science are now sponsoring some post-event refreshments



For a first event in the region, 2016 saw strong competition to appear at the event. The 12 winners and their discussion topics included:

Mrs Gillian Hill (@g1llh1ll), University of Buckingham “From elephants to Uh-ohs: the psychology of insight”

Ms Siobhan May Gardiner (@Just_Shiv), Cranfield University “Feed the world”

Dr Julia Cooke (@CookeJulia), Open University “Ingenious Plant Survival Strategies”

Dr Raffaella Villa (@raffavilla12), Cranfield University “Bugs: friends or foes?”

Ms Rosie Johnson (@rosiejhnsn), University of Leicester“The aurora: from the Earth to the gas giants and beyond”

Dr Tosin Onabanjo (@tosin_onabanjo),  Cranfield University “The roles of microbiomes in the energy economy”

Ms Vibha Srivastava (@VibhaStars), Open University “3D Printing on the Moon: Microwave Processing of Lunar soil”

Dr Joy Sumner (@MaterialsJoy), Cranfield University “Of course I can engineer it to perfection, but there’s just one pesky materials problem I’ve got to sort out first!”

Ms Lauren Samet (@LaurenSamet1), University of Northampton“The Use of Nutraceuticals in Animal Welfare”

Ms Laura Crook (@crook_laura)Rothamsted Research “Black-grass: the farmers number one nemesis”

Dr M. Carmen Alamar, Cranfield University “Postharvest technology – our buddy in food quality and waste reduction”

Dr Claire Batty (@cabatty1), Open University “Smellementary my dear Watson! The use of Volatile Organic Compounds in Gastrointestinal disease”



Discover our 2016 speakers

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