How do 3D glasses work? Why do men have nipples? Why is wearing red an advantage in sport? Is nuclear energy good or bad? How do cabbages keep warm in winter? These are some of the things you could learn at the Manchester Final of FameLab, the UK’s biggest competition to discover new talent to engage the public in science and engineering.
Fancy coming along to watch?
Come along to the live regional final of the 2014 Manchester competition on Friday 14 February and witness the region’s finest science communicators as they battle it out to win a place at the FameLab UK National Final.
The Manchester regional final starts at 6.00pm and is suitable for teenagers and adults. Free nibbles and cash bar (for over 18s).
Contestants will have just three minutes to pitch a concept in science or engineering to the panel of judges, which includes Victoria Gill (BBC), Dr Phil Manning (University of Manchester) and Carolyn Bishop (University of Huddersfield). Each judge will assess the finalists’ presentations on three qualities: content, clarity and charisma!
Get your free tickets here! Breaking News: Tickets sold out – but you can still turn up on the night and get them on the door!
Oh we almost forget to say… four of the finalist are from the University of Manchester:
- Jo Pennock, an academic in Institute of Inflammation and Repair
- Hannah Brotherton, is studying for a PhD in Audiology in the School of Psychological Sciences
- Hadir Marei, is studying for a PhD in the Institute of Cancer Sciences
- Ben Stutchbury, is studying for a PhD in Faculty of Life Sciences
– so come along and show your support for our inspiring researchers as they share their passion for science with you in just 3 minutes!
You can catch up on who was involved in the heats last Friday via Twitter @FameLabUK
Posted by Dee-Ann Johnson, Communications Officer, Faculty of Engineering & Physical Sciences, The University of Manchester