Soapbox Science comes to Brighton for the first-time

Scientists will be taking to Brighton Seafront this summer

Ever wondered if the UK is at risk of tsunamis? What the link is between space and your brain? Or would you like to know what scientists really get up to in the lab?

Female scientists from across the south-east will be taking to their soapboxes on Brighton Seafront for the first-time on Saturday 29th July, in a bid to answer some of life’s biggest questions.

‘Soapbox Science’ is inspired by Hyde Park’s famous Speakers’ Corner and will see 12 scientists discuss, debate and demonstrate their areas of expertise. Including how they are trying to untangle the web of Alzheimer’s disease and how they are discovering what our urban wildlife really get up to on their nights out.

Covering science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine, the world-wide event, which also takes place in Australia, Canada and Germany, will demonstrate the breadth of research taking place across the South-East by female researchers from the universities of Sussex, Brighton, Portsmouth and Southampton.

Event organiser, Dr Katy Petherick from the University of Sussex, said: “Soapbox Science is a great way for the public to engage with leading female scientists who are making a real difference to the world we live in.

“From the massive mysteries of the universe to microscopic molecules in our own brains – we’ll be answering some of life’s biggest questions.”

To find out more about the event and about the scientists taking part please visit http://soapboxscience.org/soapbox-science-2017-brighton/


By: Lynsey Ford
Last updated: Wednesday, 5 July 2017

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