Get on your soapbox with the UK’s top women scientists

The Zoological Society of London is inviting all members of the public to hear the UK’s top female scientists talk about their research from a soapbox on the Southbank, London. Next Monday, 16th July, biologists, chemists, physicists and engineers will convene at Riverside Walkway, Gabriel’s Wharf (12pm – 3pm), to talk about their work and answer questions.

The 13 speakers include Professor Dame Athene Donald – the equality champion at University of Cambridge, Professor Lesley Yellowlees – the first female president of the Royal Society of Chemistry and Professor Sunetra Gupta – acclaimed novelist and winner of the Royal Society Rosalind Franklin Award for her scientific achievements. Discover what makes goo gooey, find out what dressed to kill really means and learn how plants protect themselves against the bitter winter.

Soapbox Science strips away powerpoint presentations, jargon, and middle-man media by transforming a small corner of the Southbank into an arena of dynamic debate centered on delivering the latest cutting-edge science to people on the street. Whether you have three hours or three minutes, drop by and listen, and join in the debates and discussions with some of the UK’s top real women in science.

Join the ZSL on the 16th July on the Southbank. If you can’t be there in person, follow and contribute to the conversation on Twitter: @SoapboxScience.

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