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FameLab UK Comes to Manchester – February 2014

Passionate about science? Engineering? Technology? Mathematics? Then FameLab needs you! Entries for the 2013-2014 FameLab UK competition are now open. 

If you think you can explain a concept in science, mathematics or engineering in just 3 minutes using only the props you can carry on stage with you, then enter a FameLab competition near you! At each location we offer FREE training and information sessions with top STEM communicators.

To find out more about FameLab – go here.

The Manchester Heat and Final

To help with your FameLab heats, the Museum of Science & Industry (MOSI) is offering some training at the Museum from 10 – 11am on Fri 7 Feb, 2014.

  • Heat 1 & 2, Museum of Science & Industry (MOSI), Manchester, Fri 7 February 2014, 12.00 – 3.00pm
  • Heat 3, Museum of Science & Industry (MOSI), Manchester, Fri 7 February 2014, 6.00 – 7.30pm
  • Final, Museum of Science & Industry (MOSI), Manchester, Fri 14 February 2014, 6.00 – 9.30pm. (The final will also be open to the public to watch).

To register for the FameLab Manchester heat – go here.

Can’t attend a heat?

If you cannot make a FameLab heat in person, you have the option of taking part by video entry. Submit a 3 minute video following the standard FameLab guidelines and you could be in with a chance of a place in the UK final 23 April 2014 at the Bloomsbury Theatre in London. The deadline for video entries is midnight 31 December 2013. To register a video entry – go here.

Famelab – Manchester Finals – 24 November, 6:15pm, MOSI

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? Free nibbles included…

Come along to the live regional final of the 2013 Manchester competition on Saturday 24 November 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 6.30pm and finishes at 8pm (audience must be seated by 6.15pm). 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, Matthew Cobb and Timandra Harkness. Each judge will assess the finalists’ presentations on three qualities: content, clarity and charisma!

Get your free tickets here!

Pssst…3 of the finalist are from the University of Manchester – so come along and show your support for our inspiring researchers as they share their passion for science with you in just 3 minutes!

Dee-Ann Johnson
Communications Officer
Faculty of Engineering & Physical Sciences
The University of Manchester
0161 306 4155