All the world’s a stage, and nowhere more so than at FameLab Oxford!
Join our judges, including the amazing science broadcaster and astrophysicist Chris Lintott, eminent science writer Georgina Ferry and Zoologist and Science Communicator Joanna Bagniewska, as FameLab Oxford 2018 brings together the brave and the bold, the hilarious and the awe-inspiring – scientists so enthusiastic they just don’t know when to stop! But stop they must, as each contestant in this sci-talent contest has just three minutes on the FameLab stage to charm you and our judges with a performance about their favourite bit of science.
Famelab is an international competition to find the new voices of science and engineering. Each contestant must explain a concept on science, mathematics or engineering without the use of notes or Powerpoint. Oxford competitors have a great record of making it to the UK final (and doing really well) and in 2016 our heats generated both the eventual winner Kyle Evans and the runner-up Jase Taylor. Science Oxford runs the heats and coordinates all the entrants.
Here’s what some of our past entrants said about taking part:
“Famelab was an interesting challenge. It was fun, and my fellow contestants were fantastic.” Guy Fletcher-Wood, 2017
“FameLab was a massive learning opportunity, not to mention really exciting! It gave me the chance to try out different styles of presenting to find out what worked for me. Since FameLab, I’ve carried on communicating science to audiences of all ages and backgrounds including working as a science presenter for the Royal Institution, performing science comedy and disseminating my own PhD research to a wider audience.” Rob Shalloo, Oxford & FameLab UK national finalist + runner-up 2015
“Taking part in FameLab was great fun. One of the most valuable aspects was receiving training and feedback from the judges. Since taking part in FameLab, I have gone on to develop and perform a solo science comedy show for the Edinburgh Fringe, with invaluable support from Science Oxford.” Francesca Day, 2015 Oxford finalist
And if you love the sound of the heats, book now for the regional final, which will take place at The Bullingdon, Cowley Road on Wednesday 7th March 2018.
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