FameLab Oxford

Could you explain a concept in science, mathematics or engineering in just three minutes without using any slides? FameLab is a UK-wide competition to find the new voices of science and engineering. The most engaging, creative and daring individuals in science battle to surprise and fascinate a general public audience with unbelievable facts and unforgettable performances. They are also watched by three judges who are all science communicators. Oxford competitors have a great record of making it to the 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.

“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.”
Fran Day


Watch our previous FameLab Oxford contestants on YouTube and read our 2017 FameLab Blog


FameLab 2018

The 2018 Oxford heats were held at St Aldates Tavern in Oxford on the 31st January and the 1st February. This year the judges included amazing science broadcaster and astrophysicist Chris Lintott and eminent science writer Georgina Ferry.

The regional final took place at The Bullingdon, Cowley Road on Wednesday 7th March, with a special training session organised for finalists on 23rd February.

It’s an amazing competition and encourage everyone who has ever thought of doing some science performance to have a go – including past entrants who’d like to give FameLab another go.

For more information follow the link to Cheltenham Festivals website here.

“FameLab was an interesting challenge. It was fun, and my fellow contestants were fantastic.”
Guy Fletcher-Wood, 2017

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