16 Jul 2012 – 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Is global warming gobbledygook?
Do chromosomes confuse you?
Given up on genomics?
Then this year’s Soapbox Science event could be your answer! The Zoological Society of London (ZSL) and L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science programme have joined forces for the second year running with some of the UK’s most prominent female scientists to bring science to the people.
With speakers including 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, spectators will discover what makes goo gooey, find out what dressed to kill really means and learn how plants protect themselves against the bitter winter.
Now in its third year, Soapbox Science will focus on inspiring a new generation of scientists and students from across London and the UK will be joining in. The event will strip away the PowerPoint presentations and jargon, transforming a small corner of the Southbank into an arena of dynamic debate centered on the latest cutting-edge science.