FameLab Oxford 2018 Heat 2 – Tickets available on the door

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Thursday, 1st February 2018
7PM - 9PM
Suitable for ages 16+
Free (booking recommended)
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All the world’s a stage, and nowhere more so than at FameLab Oxford!

Join our judges, including eminent science writer Georgina Ferry, Zoologist and Science Communicator Joanna Bagniewska and Oxfordshire Science Festival director, Dane Comerford, 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.

Please note, there has been a change of venue for the second FameLab Oxford heat on 1st February – instead of St Aldate’s Tavern, the heat will now take place at The Chequers, 131 High Street, Oxford OX1 4DH. This pub is a minute walk from St Aldate’s, and we will be in their reserved space upstairs. Other details remain unchanged, see you there!

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.



The Chequers
131 High Street, Oxford, OX1 4DH

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