At the weekend, some of Ireland’s leading female scientists gathered for the free Soapbox Science event in Trinity College’s front square in Dublin, offering visitors insights into areas of science. Speakers included zoologist Yvonne Buckley.
The first Irish Soapbox Science event on 26 April was well-attended and spanned a range of scientific fields, including ecology, genetics, chemistry, psychiatry, nanoscience, medicine, and veterinary medicine.
The 12 speakers had a maximum of 15 minutes on the day to catch the eye and open the minds of their audience with props such as mummified bats, Count Dracula, misbehaving brains and a model of a farmyard animal. Silicon Republic was there to capture just some of the talks.
We'll be publishing further talks from the day, but here's our second video, featuring the talk from Yvonne Buckley, professor of zoology at Trinity College Dublin, entitled Lights, Fertiliser, Herbivores, Action!
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