FameLab Ireland Winner 2017 – Deirdre Robertson
Thursday 12 April 2018 -
18:30 to 20:00
Free event | Refreshments

FameLab, the world’s leading science communication competition, is back! Held in more than 30 countries, the British Council and Cheltenham Festivals have teamed up again to bring FameLab to Ireland in 2018.

Armed only with their wits and a few props, the top newest voices in science, technology, engineering and maths from across Ireland will deliver short 3-minute pieces on bizarre and pertinent science concepts.  Expect to hear anything from the physiology of dinosaur’s tails to the workings of your Circadian rhythm or even the science behind pimple popping.

Presentations are judged by an esteemed panel of scientists, media professionals and public figures according to FameLab’s three Cs: content, clarity and charisma. The winner of FameLab Ireland will then go on to represent the nation at the international FameLab final at the Cheltenham Science Festival, UK in June 2018.

And if that wasn't reason enough to jumpstart your natural curiosity, UK artist Matt Parker will delve into the depths of the forest floor where a number of his award-winning projects resonate as he investigates the sonic and environmental impacts of big data, blockchain and the hidden infrastructures of the internet.

So come along to witness the forefront of scientific research, amaze friends with surprising facts and interact with the people in Ireland responsible for tackling some of the biggest scientific issues in the world today.  Join us for refreshments after the event! 

FameLab is an initiative of the Cheltenham Festival in the UK. The British Council has licence to deliver the competition in over 30 countries internationally. NASA has licence to deliver the competition in the USA. FameLab International is co-produced by Cheltenham Festivals and the British Council. In 2017-8, FameLab Ireland is funded by the Science Foundation Ireland and is supported by Cpl Resources Plc and Henkel Ireland Limited. It is managed by the British Council Ireland in collaboration with Newstalk 106-108fm, NUI Galway, Science Gallery Dublin, Trinity College Dublin, University College Cork, University College Dublin, University of Limerick and a range of science research centres. Read more about our partners.