Dr Jamie Gallagher performing at Cheltenham Science Festival
Dr Jamie Gallagher performing at Cheltenham Science Festival

FameLab is the only international science communication competition designed to find, train and mentor scientists and engineers to share their enthusiasm for research with the public.

Participants from around the world engage and entertain you armed only with their wits and a few props – the result is an unpredictable, enlightening and exciting way to encourage your curiosity and find out about current research.


FameLab UK

Hundreds of science communicators across the UK go head to head every year to become the FameLab UK champion. 

Are you interested in improving your communication skills, talking about your research with a public audience, joining a global network of science communicators and winning an all expenses paid trip to Cheltenham Science Festival?

Take part in FameLab 2020


Key dates for FameLab 2020
Date Event
Wednesday 19 February Edinburgh Science Communication Workshop
Wednesday 11 March Edinburgh heat
Wednesday 15 April Scottish region final
Saturday 30 & Sunday 31 May Weekend masterclass (regional winners only)
Monday 1 June UK final (regional winners only)
Thursday 4 June International final (national winners only)

Full details about the competition, including eligibility, rules and prizes, are available on the Cheltenham Science Festival website.