The UK’s brightest science stars
With just 3 minutes to impress…
They’ve enthralled audiences in heats across the UK. From Aberdeen to Cambridge hundreds of contestants have fought for their place in the FameLab Final. Now, with an arsenal of charm, personality and scientific expertise, ten finalists will have just three minutes each in which to communicate a chosen science or engineering topic in the most exciting, innovative way possible to a panel of high profile judges.
Weds 23 April from 7pm: cheltenhamfestivals.com/famelab-live
Join compere Quentin Cooper and watch as the UK’s best and brightest battle it out to see who will be crowned FameLab UK Winner 2014. Topics range from the practical to the bizarre, but you’re sure to be amazed by what our contestants have in store. So far they have tackled questions such as: How can the XBOX Kinect save lives? How do stem cell researchers prevent a heart from accidentally growing out of an ear? How does a laser work? And, can someone really sing loud enough to break glass?
Have your say during the event using #FameLab
This year’s judges include the writer and broadcaster Vivienne Parry; space scientist and science communicator Maggie Aderin-Pocock; and palaeontologist, writer and presenter Phillip Manning.
- Phil Bell-Young (University of Hull)
- Ben Bleasdale (Imperial College London)
- Jonny Brooks-Bartlett (University of Oxford)
- Vikki Burns (University of Birmingham)
- Matilda Hay (Imperial College London)
- Robin Lamboll (University of Cambridge)
- Richard Middlemiss (University of Glasgow)
- Caroline Shenton-Taylor (Government research)
- Becky Smethurst (University of Oxford)
- Rachel Williams (Newcastle University)
Rocking the interval act will be FameLab’s very first (2005) UK winner, it’s the Rock Doctor Mark Lewney!
The winner of the UK final will go on to compete against over 25 other FameLab winners from around the globe at the International FameLab final on Thursday 5 June at The Times Cheltenham Science Festival.