Five LSE researchers took to the soapbox at the Natural History Museum during Universities Week, to highlight the value and importance of university research to everyday lives.
Standing in Dinosaur Way, the researchers attracted attention with leading questions linked to their research and engaged in conversation and debate with visitors for 45 minutes each. Left to right above, with their questions, are
Paula Zoido-Oses (European Institute): Should we be free to choose badly?
Clara Fischer (Gender Institute): When did you last feel shame?
Amelia Sharman (Geography and Environment): Do climate sceptics really matter?
Nick Anstead (Media and Communications): Could Twitter win someone the next election?
Joe Spooner (Law): Is the UK a debtors' paradise?
The LSE soapbox was definitely one of the busiest, with visitors and researchers alike reporting interest and enjoyment at having participated.
For more information about the event, please contact Jane Hindle (firstname.lastname@example.org) in LSE's Teaching and Learning Centre. For more about Universities Week, see the Universities Week website.