Soapbox Science is a public speaking event aimed at breaking down the gender stereotypes associated with a career in STEMM. It follows the format of Hyde Park’s Speakers’ Corner, showcasing the work of 12 women in science.

Scientists from all postgraduate study and career stages can apply. All successful applicants will be given the opportunity to undertake training in methods for communicating their research to the public in an inspiring way.

To apply to be a speaker, applicants just need to fill in a short form available here. The deadline for applications is Friday the 24th February 2017.

This year’s event will take place on Saturday the 24th June 2017,  1-4pm, in Exeter’s Princesshay Square.

For more information and our previous speakers’ experiences, you can watch our Soapbox Science video, visit our speaker’s blogs on the Soapbox Science website, or contact Exeter’s event organisers Dr Safi Darden and Dr Ana Neves. You can also get a taste of the event though our 2015 and 2016 event pictures.