Soapbox science on Brighton seafront

Soapbox Science
Soapbox Science

Twelve women in science will get on their soapbox on Saturday, to talk about life’s biggest questions as part of an international event.

The Brighton ‘soapbox’ will be at The Deck just east of the i360, from 1pm to 4pm.

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 discovering what our urban wildlife really get up to on their nights out.

Covering science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine, the event 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, visit: soapboxscience.org/soapbox-science-2017-brighton/