Thursday 08 December 2016 -
19:00 to 20:30

FameLab is back! Held annually in over 30 countries, the British Council and Trinity College Dublin Science Society have teamed up to bring Famelab to the college in 2016. Armed only with their wits and a few props, the top newest voices from the world of science and engineering across the college will deliver short 3-minute pieces on bizarre and pertinent science concepts – expect to hear anything from why men have nipples to why people are taller in space and is nuclear energy a good or bad thing. Presentations will then be judged according to FameLab’s golden rule – the 3 Cs: Content, Clarity and Charisma.

The FameLab TCD mini-heat will be an entertaining and exciting way to encourage your curiosity and give you a snapshot into the world of science, engineering, maths and technology. As an audience member you will also be involved during the show, with the power to rate the contestants along with our esteemed panel of judges.

The top 3 from the FameLab TCD mini-heat will then go on to represent the college at the FameLab Dublin regional final next year at the Science Gallery and perhaps even at the Ireland national final in April 2017.

The event is FREE and no booking is required.  Just come along and enjoy!


Famelab is an initiative of the Cheltenham Festival in the UK. The British Council has license to deliver the competition in over 25 countries internationally. NASA has license to deliver the competition in the USA. In 2016-2017, FameLab Ireland is funded by Science Foundation Ireland and supported by Henkel Ireland Ltd and Cpl Resources Plc. It is delivered in partnership by the British Council Ireland, Newstalk 106-108 FM, NUI Galway, Science Gallery Dublin, University College Cork and the University of Limerick, as well as SFI research centres APC, iCRAG, Infant, IPIC, MaREI and Tyndall National Institute.