It is with sadness and regret that the 2020 Cheltenham Science Festival has been cancelled, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We are planning to postpone the FameLab International Finals to October during Cheltenham Literature Festival (2-11 October). To find out more, read ourstatement.
FameLab is the only international science communication competition designed to find, train and mentor scientists and engineers to share their enthusiasm for research with the public. Participants from around the world engage and entertain you armed only with their wits and a few props – the result is an unpredictable, enlightening and exciting way to encourage your curiosity and find out about current research.
FameLab was started in 2005 in the UK by Cheltenham Science Festival. Since the beginning of our partnership with the British Council in 2007, over 10000 scientists and engineers from 31 countries have participated, with country winners coming together for the International FameLab Final at Cheltenham Science Festival each June. The result is a vibrant global network of scientists and engineers engaging with international audiences.
FameLab has been a great chance to meet inspiring people who are doing and communicating wonderful research around the world. Learning from each other, encouraging each other and building networks that will last into the future has been a brilliant experience, and one that I’ve been very lucky to be a part of.
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