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FameLab UK South West

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*Applications are now closed - watch out for Famelab 2024 application updates this autumn*

Do you have a talent for talking about science in a way that makes it accessible and exciting for everyone? 

Famelab is an exciting competition which is intended to give the next generation of science-related researchers the opportunity to communicate their work with the public in an entertaining and engaging way, and we've been selected as the location for their South West hub!

As a contestant you'll have just three minutes to communicate your research to an expert panel of judges, all while being watched by a global audience. Your presentation also has to demonstrate the “Three Cs” of FameLab: Content, Clarity and Charisma.

There's a £250 prize for the winner of the South West heat, but you need to be in it to win it!

Why take part in Famelab?

  • Contestants receive professional training on communication and presentation from Jamie Gallagher
  • Regional winners compete in the final the Cheltenham Festival
  • The national winner will then compete in the Famelab International Final

Who is Jamie Gallagher?

Jamie is an award winning science communicator who has taken science content to stages and screens around the world. A FameLab UK runner up in 2012 Jamie has gone on to judge the competition and train new contestants. When not sharing science on stage he helps others to do the same – looking to make science as interesting, memorable and accessible as possible.

Important dates

Online training for contestants: 9:30 - 12:30 Tue 23 January

Regional Final: 18 April 2024

Find out more about Famelab

Famelab was created by Cheltenham Festivals, and you can find out more about it on their website:

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