What is FameLab?

FameLab was created by Cheltenham Festivals in 2005 and is the largest science communication competition and training programme in the world.

A registered trademark of Cheltenham Festivals, FameLab discovers, trains and promotes the best new voices in science – including social sciences – technology and engineering.

Participants have just three minutes to convey a scientific concept of their choice to an audience and expert panel of judges. The winner is the speaker who best demonstrates FameLab's 3 C's – Content, Clarity and Charisma.

FameLab has been run in over 30 countries across the world together with more than 200 local Partner organisations and this vibrant global network has brought together over 40,000 scientists and engineers who are able to engage with international audiences.

FameLab is broken down into three different competitions. FameLab UK, FameLab International and the schools initiative FameLab Academy UK. You can find out more about each project below: