Why aren’t there more women in science - and how can we change that?
Last Friday, 12 female scientists gathered on London’s South Bank to celebrate women in science. Rose Troup Buchanan went along to talk genomes, nanotechnology and dead scientists
I’m surrounded by a multitude of teenage girls. They’re shrieking, bouncing and making high-pitched expressions of excitement about what they’ve just seen. Nope, I’m not cowering outside the latest One Direction corporate phantasmagoria, but standing by the Thames, as a woman in a lab coat discusses species migration.
Last Friday, Soapbox Science made its third appearance in London. For Dr Seirian Sumner and Dr Nathalie Pettorelli, who created and ran the very first event three years ago, it’s about ‘making the right women visible and accessible’.
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Why aren’t there more women in science - and how can we change that?

Last Friday, 12 female scientists gathered on London’s South Bank to celebrate women in science. Rose Troup Buchanan went along to talk genomes, nanotechnology and dead scientists

I’m surrounded by a multitude of teenage girls. They’re shrieking, bouncing and making high-pitched expressions of excitement about what they’ve just seen. Nope, I’m not cowering outside the latest One Direction corporate phantasmagoria, but standing by the Thames, as a woman in a lab coat discusses species migration.

Last Friday, Soapbox Science made its third appearance in London. For Dr Seirian Sumner and Dr Nathalie Pettorelli, who created and ran the very first event three years ago, it’s about ‘making the right women visible and accessible’.

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