Monday 3 June 7pm at the Cheltenham Ladies’ College, Parabola Arts Centre
Free tickets are up for grabs for the FameLab UK Final on Monday 3 June. Eight of the finest new science communicators from across the UK are making their way to Cheltenham to battle for a place in the FameLab International Final at Cheltenham Science Festival later the same week. The winner will compete against 24 other countries to win the crown.
If Eurovision was a science communication competition it would look like FameLab.
Marieke Navin, Head of Programming for Cheltenham Science Festival, was a runner-up in FameLab UK in 2007. She commented: “It’s a truly international event where contestants are proud to represent their countries. But instead of a 3-minute pop song, they have just 3 minutes to win over the judges with their clarity, charisma and scientific content. We wish all the UK Finalists the very best of luck and know they will have a wonderful time.”
FameLab was created in 2005 by Cheltenham Science Festival to help scientists communicate to a general audience. Previous FameLab alumni have gone on to careers in broadcasting and performing, like Maggie Aderin Pocock (BBC Sky at Night) and Steve Mould & Matt Parker (Festival of the Spoken Nerd) and Kyle Evans (Born to Sum).
The interval acts will be the winner and two runners-up of Gloucestershire FameLab Academy: Year 9 pupils Arwen Borthwick-Hunter from Westonbirt School, Maya Hall from Wyedean School and Beth Browne from Chosen Hill School.
- Douglas Acheampong Cambridge
- Sam Hatfield Oxford
- Tim Gordon London
- Dr Dominic Charles Henri Hull
- Emma Yhnell Cardiff
- Simon Santamaria Scotland
- Ellie Murtagh Scotland
- Samantha Donnellan Digital Winner