news & events

  • 18/09/2012
    Winners of previous FameLab competitions are visiting from Europe, to take part in the Hall of FameLab as part of Science Uncovered.
  • 18/09/2012
    The search is on for the new voices of science communication. Over the autumn FameLab UK heats will be taking place across the country from Aberdeen to London, Cardiff to Cambridge. New for this year, and with help from the Royal Academy of Engineering, FameLab UK has also been able to produce two engineering specific heats to encourage more engineers to enter the competition and develop their skills.
  • 27/03/2012
    A physicist from the University of Oxford was named as the UK winner of FameLab 2012, the international competition to find the top new science communicator for the 21st century.
  • 13/01/2012
    FameLab UK names the 10 finalists who will compete at the UK Grand Final, to be held at the Royal Institution of March 21st, 2012.
  • 12/12/2011
    A plant scientist from Durham University has won the North West regional heat of FameLab UK 2012, the competition to find the new voices of science communication. Mags Pullen had just three minutes to pitch a complex scientific idea to the panel of judges, which included writer and comedian Timandra Harkness, Manchester Science Festival Director, Natalie Ireland and Trevor Cox, Professor of Acoustics at the University of Salford, broadcaster and previous FameLab finalist.
  • 01/12/2011
    A researcher from Bayswater in London has won the London Heat of FameLab UK 2012, a national competition to find new voices of science communication, which took place at King’s College London yesterday.
  • 22/11/2011
    A Chemical Physicist from the University of Glasgow has won the Scotland Heat of FameLab UK 2012, the competition to find the new voices of science communication.
  • 22/11/2011
    Andrew Steele, from Oxford, has beaten off ten competitors to win the Famelab South East Regional Final at Science Oxford Live. Andrew won the competition in just three minutes by wowing the judges about how human activity makes clouds whiter and whiter clouds are cooling our planet.
  • 17/11/2011
    Cheltenham Festivals (UK), NASA, and the Blue Marble Space Institute of Science (BMSIS) are pleased to announce a partnership to operate Cheltenham Festival's flagship science communication activity – FameLab® – within the USA for the first time. The competition will be held in the fields of astrobiology and planetary sciences, and is open to all scientists working in these diverse areas of research.
  • 15/11/2011
    A PhD student from Cardiff University has won the Wales Heat of FameLab 2012, the competition to find the new voices of science communication.