We cannot expect in the immediate future that all women who seek it will achieve full equality of opportunity. But if women are to start moving towards that goal, we must believe in ourselves or no one else will believe in us; we must match our aspirations with the competence, courage and determination to succeed
— Rosalyn Yalow: Medical Physicist, Nobel Prize winner in 1977

Soapbox Science is a novel public outreach platform for promoting women scientists and the science they do.

Transforming public areas into an arena for public learning and scientific debate; they follow the format of London Hyde Park’s Speaker’s Corner, which is historically an arena for public debate. With Soapbox Science, everyone has the opportunity to enjoy, learn from, heckle, question, probe, interact with and be inspired by some of our leading scientists. No middle man, no powerpoint slide, no amphitheater – just remarkable women in science who are there to amaze you with their latest discoveries, and to answer the science questions you have been burning to ask.

 

We love this project and were excited to  produce a short film capturing the excitement,  intrigue and fun taking place on a sunny afternoon in Manchester Piccadilly gardens.