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Soapbox Science

Celebrating women in science

We are excited to announce that Newcastle University will once again be hosting Soapbox Science following our record breaking debut last summer. Would you like to be a part of Soapbox Science Newcastle 2017? Our call for speakers is NOW OPEN! If you are female, an academic scientist, researcher or PhD student and are keen to share your science with the people of Newcastle then apply using the following link:  The closing date for applications is Friday 24th February 2017.

Soapbox Science is a grass-roots science outreach organisation that brings cutting edge research onto urban streets whilst also promoting the visibility of women in science. We place inspirational speakers on soapboxes and encourage them to engage in and start conversations with the public about their work. For the Newcastle event we'll be commandeering Grey's Monument in the City Centre on Saturday 17th June 2017 and wowing unsuspecting passers-by with our latest discoveries. For a flavour of Soapbox Science Newcastle 2017 have a look at our short films from 2015
and 2016
Soapbox Science has been running for 6 years with events in UK cities across the country and has attracted media coverage including BBC, The Guardian, Time Out, The Times (Eureka).
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published on: 1 February 2017