Female scientists get on their soapbox!

Researchers have something to shout about at popular science event

Date posted

30 May 2018


Last updated

19 March 2020

On Saturday 2 June, researchers from across Scotland will take to their soapboxes on the historic Mound, next to the National Galleries, to share their passion for science with the public.  

Soapbox Science was set up bring science to public spaces.  Members of the public will have the opportunity to find out more about world-leading research, to ask questions, heckle and be inspired by our remarkable women in science.  

Soapbox Science was commended by the Prime Minister in 2015, and was delighted to be awarded a Silver Medal from the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) in June 2016. 

The speakers will be armed only with a soapbox and a white coat – there’s no speaker, no blackboard, and definitely no powerpoint!  

Come along to The Mound from 12 noon to 3pm to find out more.

For more information, visit here

Edinburgh Napier participants:

Following the success of Edinburgh Napier’s involvement last year, in 2018 we have three female researchers taking part: 
Lara Alshawawreh 
PhD student, School of Engineering and the Built Environment
“When a refugee shelter becomes home”

Dr Amanda Pitkethly
Lecturer, School of Applied Sciences
“Exercise is Medicine” 

Dr Angela Kydd
Associate Professor, School of Health and Social Care
“The ‘young old’ are ageist against the ‘old old’: The fear of very old age is profound”

Dawn Smith (Research and Innovation Office) and Clare Taylor (School of Applied Sciences) are two of the three Edinburgh-based Soapbox Science co-ordinators.