Scientists at 2017 'Soapbox Science' event
Soapbox Science is a novel public outreach platform for promoting women scientists and the science they do. Their events transform public areas into an arena for public learning and scientific debate; they follow the format of London Hyde Park’s Speaker’s Corner, which is historically an arena for public debate. The aim of Soapbox Science is to give everyone the opportunity to enjoy, learn from, heckle, question, probe, interact with and be inspired by leading scientists.
Two previous Soapbox Science events in Oxford have transformed Cornmarket Street and Magdalen College School into an arena for science communication and public interaction, and this Saturday 28 July the next event will be held at Bonn Square in Oxford from 1pm – 4pm.
A number of scientists from across the Medical Sciences Division will be taking part in this year’s Soapbox Science, exploring the following topics:
- Dr Roslin Adamson (Structural Genomics Consortium): One mutant protein, two devastating diseases. Can we cure them both?
- Alexandra Pike (Department of Psychiatry): Are eating disorders like compulsive disorders? Why should we care?
- Dr Anna Veprik (DPAG): Keeping the balance - how our body maintains levels of blood glucose.
Other scientists will explore topics including robot doctors and venomous primates – find out more and come along.
Soapbox Science Oxford is a collaboration between the University of Oxford and Oxford Brookes University. It is organised by Carlyn Samuel (Interdisciplinary centre of of Conservation Science at the University of Oxford) Ravinder Kander (department of Biological and Medicinal Sciences, Oxford Brookes University) and Dong Liu (Department of Materials, University of Oxford).