FameLab Ireland 2021 National Final

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FameLab Ireland National Final goes virtual!

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FameLab Ireland National Final goes virtual!

FameLab, the world’s leading science communication competition, is back in Ireland for the last time! Held in more than 30 countries, the British Council and Cheltenham Festivals have teamed up to bring it to Ireland for the ninth and very last time in 2021 – and once again this year you can watch from the comfort of your own home!

Armed only with their wits and a few props, the top newest voices in science, technology, engineering and maths from across Ireland will give 3 minute talks on always fascinating, sometimes bizarre science concepts. Expect to hear about anything from ‘Why is milk white?’ to 'A belly full of bile' and 'Leave the buzzing to the bees'. Presentations will then be judged according to FameLab’s golden rule – the 3 Cs: Content, Clarity and Charisma.

The FameLab Ireland final will be an unpredictable, enlightening and exciting way to encourage your curiosity and give you a snapshot into the world of science. As a viewer, you will also have the power to judge contestants along with an esteemed panel from academia, media and industry. The winner of FameLab Ireland will then go on to represent the nation at the FameLab International Finals in November 2021.

Since 2013, FameLab Ireland has supported hundreds of researchers in their passion for communicating science to the general public. Now, for the final time, we’re proud to present the 12 newest voices in science, ready to amaze you with their knowledge, skills and charisma!

So be sure to tune in to witness leading scientific research and interact with individuals in Ireland responsible for tackling some of the biggest scientific issues in the world today.

When: Thursday 30 September, 6.00-8.00pm

Where: Live on the British Council Ireland Facebook Page

Tickets are FREE. Book now!


Watch hundreds of amazing 3 minute FameLab Ireland talks from the past 9 years on our YouTube channel. Then follow us on Facebook or Twitter (@FameLab_Ireland #FameLab #BelieveinScience) to tell us about your favourite talk and stay up-to-date with all our news!

FameLab is an initiative of the Cheltenham Science Festival in the UK. The British Council has licence to deliver the competition in over 30 countries internationally. In 2021, FameLab Ireland is funded by Science Foundation Ireland and is supported by Cpl Resources Plc and Henkel Ireland Limited.

It is managed by British Council Ireland in collaboration with Newstalk 106-108fm, Science Gallery Dublin, Dublin City University, NUI Galway, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Teagasc, Trinity College Dublin, University College Cork, University College Dublin, University of Limerick and multiple science research centres. Read more about our partners.

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The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. We have been working in Ireland since 1990 and collaborate with Irish organisations to foster connections between Ireland and the UK. 

We enable Irish and UK organisations and individuals to share their insight, expertise and knowledge in culture, higher education and science, which results in bespoke programmes and partnerships to mutually benefit Ireland and the UK. 

We work with over 100 countries across the world in the fields of arts and culture, English language, education and civil society. Last year we reached over 80 million people directly and 791 million people overall including online, broadcasts and publications. Founded in 1934, we are a UK charity governed by Royal Charter and a UK public body.

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