It’s that FameLab time of year!

Richard Middlemiss UK finalThe search is on for the new voices of science communication!

Are you a scientist, engineer, technologist or mathematician? Can you explain a tricky concept with clarity and charisma? If you’re aged 21 or over, compete in FameLab 2016 to be the next big voice in science and engineering!

What happens?

You get three minutes to explain your scientific concept to a general audience. You can have as much fun as you like with props, but no slides allowed! A panel of friendly judges decide whether you’ll make it through to the next stage of the competition.

How could I benefit?

Whether you get as far as the local heats or the international final, you will have access to high quality training and supportive feedback from the judges. If you want to improve your science communication skills but can never find the time, the structure of the FameLab competition could help you commit. Last but not least, the UK winner receives £1000 cash prize and £750 to spend on a science communication activity. Oh, and it’s fun!


I think I want to have a go!

Great! Register to compete in the Edinburgh (or any other) heat via the FameLab website:

If you have any questions, drop an email to