Soapbox Science Cape Town, South Africa!

Soapbox Science Cape Town, South Africa!

Join us at the Clock Tower, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town
12 pm – 3 pm, Saturday 25 November 2023

What’s the buzz about Soapbox Science?

Picture this: Energized female scientists stepping out of their labs to thrill and excite you as they share their research directly on the streets – welcome to the exhilarating world of Soapbox Science! Inspired by the legendary Speaker’s Corner in Hyde Park, this worldwide event brings science into the public spotlight, setting the stage for dynamic discussions on ground-breaking discoveries and stirring controversies. It’s science like you’ve never seen
before – taking to the streets and sparking curiosity at every turn!

This year, Soapbox Science returns to Cape Town!
for the second time since its inception.

This year’s event promises to transform the Clock Tower at the V&A Waterfront into an open arena for learning and lively debates! Eight remarkable speakers from South Africa’s top institutions will cover a spectrum of topics, ranging from nuclear physics to vaccine research. Our speakers aim to engage with people from all walks of life to share some of South Africa’s most ground-breaking scientific research. This is your chance to delve into the
wonderful world of science in a fun and entertaining way!

Meet the Leading Ladies of Science:

Led by the dynamic Dr. Lucia Marchetti, a UCT astronomer and a 2015 London Soapbox Science speaker, this event is organized by a group of enthusiastic women scientists: Dr Elisa Nemes and Dr Carly Young-Bailie from UCT, Dr Luna Pellegri from WITS and iThemba LABS, and Dr Rosalind Skelton from SAAO. Dr. Marchetti emphasises, “Soapbox Science provides an exciting opportunity for the public to meet, engage, and be inspired by our great female scientists. We are all very excited and we hope many will come to engage with us on the day.”

Save the Date and Join Us:

Date: Saturday, 25 November 2023
Time: 12 pm – 3 pm
Location: Clock Tower, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town

Don’t miss the chance to witness South Africa’s top female scientists in action, contributing to the global scientific landscape. For more information and to see the full lineup of speakers, visit the Soapbox Science Cape Town Facebook Page! Get ready to be inspired, entertained, and educated at Cape Town’s Soapbox Science event – where science meets the streets!

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