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Saturday 22 Sep 2018Soapbox Science Exeter: Free public talks - POSTPONED to 29 Sept

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Princesshay Square, Central Exeter 13:00-16:00

This year Exeter’s Soapbox Science event has been postponed due to inclement weather, and will now take place on the 29th of September 2018 in Princesshay Square, Central Exeter.

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.

We are looking forward to welcoming the public to an afternoon of talks from our incredible speaker line-up – representing fields as varied as electronic engineering and medical microbiology!

This event is free. If you’d like to see what Soapbox Science looks like in action, you can have a look at our Soapbox Science 2016 video and 2017 video.


Selected from a competitive pool of researchers working in and around Exeter, our 12 speakers will be sharing their work in technology, science, medicine and engineering. The speakers and their discussion topics are:

Dr Kirsten Thompson (@seaspray500), University of Exeter “Secrets of the Deep: Studying beaked whales using DNA”

Miss Soraya Meftah (@s_meffy), University of Exeter “How the brain changes in Alzheimer’s Disease: Let’s get electrophysical!”

Dr Rachel van Heugten (@rachel_weta), Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital “Sleeping with the enemy: Using DNA to investigate the love life of a giant endangered insect”

Dr Sarah Richardson (@SarahIBEx), University of Exeter “What and where is your pancreas and why is it so important in diabetes?”

Miss Cristina Alexandru (@cristinaalina29), University of Exeter “Wireless Charging Technologies to charge your electronic devices!”

Dr Sariqa Wagley, University of Exeter “Sleeper cells: Bacteria that like to play dead”

Dr Monika Bokori-Brown, University of Exeter “Biological nanopores: the ‘hole’ story of bacterial infections”

Ms Emily Wood (@wood_emily7), University of Exeter “How antibiotics can help hungry bacteria”

Dr Bryony Williams (@BryonyWilliams18), University of Exeter “Microsporidia: How to be an extreme parasite”

Dr Yolanda Hill (@YolandaHill), University of Exeter “Cardiac ‘SatNav’. Destination: heart attack damage”

Dr Jennifer Creaser (@CPMH_UoE ), Centre for Predictive Modelling in Healthcare, University of Exeter “The domino-effect of epileptic seizures”

Miss Jessica Brown (@Choc_Brownie_93), University of Exeter “Controlling Cells with Sound ”

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