Soapbox Science at Exetertalk Sat 22 Sep 2018, 13:00 – 16:00
Exeter EX1 1GB
- Free – No need to book
Soapbox Science showcases the research of women who are making significant contributions to the scientific community.
The event follows the format of London Hyde Park’s Speakers’ Corner, transforming Exeter’s Princesshay into an arena for public learning and scientific debate; creating a dynamic and bustling atmosphere and learning environment for all.
When: Saturday 22 September 2018, 1-4pm
Where: Eastgate,Princesshay, Exeter
Exeter’s Soapbox Science is a public speaking event which aims to break down the gender stereotypes associated with careers in STEMM. It follows the format of Hyde Park’s Speakers’ Corner, showcasing the work of 12 female scientists.
There will be an afternoon of talks from our incredible speaker line-up – representing fields as varied as electronic engineering and medical microbiology! This event is free.
The full programme for the Exeter event is as follows:
Selected from a competitive pool of researchers working in and around Exeter, our 12 speakers will be sharing their work in technology, science, medicine and engineering. The speakers and their discussion topics are:
Dr Kirsten Thompson (@seaspray500), University of Exeter “Secrets of the Deep: Studying beaked whales using DNA”
Miss Soraya Meftah (@s_meffy), University of Exeter “How the brain changes in Alzheimer’s Disease: Let’s get electrophysical!”
Dr Rachel van Heugten (@rachel_weta), Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital“Sleeping with the enemy: Using DNA to investigate the love life of a giant endangered insect”
Miss Cristina Alexandru (@cristinaalina29), University of Exeter “Wireless Charging Technologies to charge your electronic devices!”
Dr Sariqa Wagley, University of Exeter “Sleeper cells: Bacteria that like to play dead”
Dr Monika Bokori-Brown, University of Exeter “Biological nanopores: the ‘hole’ story of bacterial infections”
Ms Emily Wood (@wood_emily7), University of Exeter “How antibiotics can help hungry bacteria”
Dr Bryony Williams (@BryonyWilliams18), University of Exeter “Microsporidia: How to be an extreme parasite”
Dr Yolanda Hill (@YolandaHill), University of Exeter “Cardiac ‘SatNav’. Destination: heart attack damage”
Dr Jennifer Creaser (@CPMH_UoE ), Centre for Predictive Modelling in Healthcare, University of Exeter “The domino-effect of epileptic seizures”
Miss Jessica Brown (@Choc_Brownie_93), University of Exeter “Controlling Cells with Sound ”
Ms Molly Carlyle (@MollyCarlyle_), University of Exeter “Opioids, brains and behaviour: How some drugs affect you”
You can visit the soapbox science website for more information about Exeter’s and other events taking place across the UK, Canada, Australia, Italy, Ireland and Germany. You can also keep up to date with our event on Twitter using #ExeterSoapbox
You can also contact local organisers Dr Safi K Darden, Dr Ana Neves and Isabel Castanho with any questions about the event, how to get involved as a speaker, volunteer or sponsor, and our Soapbox Science Alumni Network.
Find out how you can volunteer to support the event.
This event is sponsored by the University of Exeter.