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FameLab proves science has got talent!

09 Sep 2011

The search is on for the new voices of science communication.

FameLab UK 2010 contestant

The regional heats of FameLab UK, the UK’s biggest competition for new talent to engage the public in science, will start in October 2011.

If you’re currently working in or studying science in the UK, and think you can explain a science, engineering or maths concept in an engaging way to non-scientists in just three minutes, FameLab UK wants to hear from you!

Aspiring contestants should go along to one of the heats where their efforts will be judged by a panel of science communication experts.

Heats are taking place in:

  • Newcastle, Centre for Life on 8 October 2011
  • Oxford, Science Oxford on 20 and 25 October (final on 17 November)
  • Cardiff, Chapter Arts Centre on 12 November 2011
  • Glasgow, Glasgow Science Centre on 19 November 2011
  • London, Kings College London on 23 and 30 November 2011(final on 17 November)
  • Manchester, Museum of Science and Industry on 3 December 2011

Contestants who can’t attend one of the regional heats will also be able to submit their entries online.

The winners of the regional heats will get the chance to take part in a weekend Masterclass with Professor of Sciences and Society at Bristol University, Kathy Sykes, and experienced trainer, specialising in media and communication skills, Malcolm Love.

They will then vie for the title of FameLab champion at the National Final on 21 March 2012 at the Royal Institution of Great Britain, where they will have the chance to take home £1000 for themselves and up to £750 to spend on a science communication activity, whether it’s attending a conference, further training or developing a new event or activity.

So if you think you have what it takes, find out more at: