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Famelab is back

British Council newsletter, The search for Australia’s most charismatic scientists is on, March 2016

A record number of early career researchers have applied for the 2016 round of our international science communication competition, FameLab, with twice as many entries received compared to last year.

The prestigious competition – organised by the British Council and Cheltenham Festivals – aims to discover charismatic, up-and-coming scientists from around the world.

Our assessment panel have completed the unenviable task of shortlisting this year’s applications and 48 semi-finalists have been selected. Each will now take part in one of four semi-finals across the country. In just three minutes they will present their research in the most exciting, innovative way they can, in front of a live audience, and for an expert panel of media professionals and public figures.

Have you ever wondered if you are antibiotic resistant? What can photographs and ancient teeth tell us about the past? Or, how age can affect our breathing?

Join us as our semi-finalists explain complex concepts like these in an unpredictable and enlightening way, armed only with their wits and a few props. Jargon and PowerPoint are strictly banned and presentations will be judged according to FameLab’s 3Cs: content, clarity and charisma.

The winners of each semi-final will be announced on the night and then will go on to compete in the national final at the West Australian Museum, Perth in May. The FameLab Australia winner goes to the UK in June to compete at FameLab International Grand Final at The Times Cheltenham Science Festival.

Tickets to all FameLab events are completely FREE but must be booked in advance via our website.

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