I recently had the incredible experience of taking part in the FameLab UK Grand Final at the Bloomsbury Theatre in London. FameLab is a science communication competition that was started by the Cheltenham Science Festival in 2005. It has since grown into an international event, with 27 countries now taking part. Contestants have three minutes to present any aspect of science, technology, engineering or maths, the so-called ‘STEM’ subjects. The eclectic mix of humour, presentation styles and above all, interesting scientific topics, made the final an absolute joy to be involved in. Unfortunately, I was not successful in my bid to be crowned UK champion, but a huge congratulations to Emer Maguire for her incredible description of the science of love, which won over not just the judges, but the audience as well. Good luck to Emer is the upcoming international semi-final!
Here is the video of the 2015 FameLab UK Grand Final, I start at about 42 minutes for anyone who is interested, but all 10 are well worth watching. Enjoy!