Tuesday 27 August 2019 to Friday 06 September 2019
Galway, Limerick, Cork, Belfast, Dublin

Scientifically Speaking will help you communicate your research and other topics that matter to you with more impact and effect. 

Inspired by the FameLab model, the workshop will help you to:

  • Present with more confidence
  • Develop more powerful body language
  • Create impactful material
  • Engage effectively with the public
  • Enhance your communication with the art and skill of story-tellers
  • Learn top tips from great communicators

Five half-day communication skills workshops will be held across the island of Ireland during August and September 2019 – Belfast, Cork, Dublin, Galway and Limerick.  Each workshop will be delivered by leading communication expert and skills coach, Malcolm Love alongside Famelab alumni from Ireland and Northern Ireland.

Eligibility: Researchers from any discipline who are based in Ireland or Northern Ireland. Registrations from MSCA researchers are particularly encouraged.

The number of training places are limited and demand is high.  Please therefore only register if you fully intend to participate.  

Workshops Schedule


Date: August 27 
Venue: Room 118, Research & Innovation Centre, NUI Galway
Time: 10am-3pm

To apply please follow this link. Application deadline: August 20


Date: August 28 
Venue: Room T3-013 and T3-014, Tierney Building, University of Limerick
Time: 9am-2pm

To apply please follow this link. Application deadline: August 21


Date: August 30
Venue: Room G27a, O’Rahilly Building, University College Cork
Time: 9am-2pm

To apply please follow this link. Application deadline: August 23


Date: September 05
Venue: Room BA 02-005, Ulster University
Time: 9am-2pm

To apply please follow this link. Application deadline: August 29


Date September 06
Venue: Studio 1 & 2, Science Gallery
Time: 9am-2pm

To apply please follow this link. Application deadline: August 30

About Malcolm Love

Malcolm is a freelance film-maker, radio producer, public communications trainer and coach. He has worked for the BBC as a producer (and occasional presenter) in London, Cardiff and Bristol where he became senior producer for features and documentaries.  Since going freelance in 1997, Malcolm has made many more programmes for the BBC and other outlets.  This experience has enabled him to work with many well-known contributors including: John Cleese, Midge Ure, Anita Roddick, Alexei Sayle, Claire Rayner, Jeremy Hardy, Ian Hislop, Amy Tan, Armistead Maupin and Isabel Allende.

 Malcolm is an Associate Lecturer for the MSc in Science Communication at the University of West of England, Bristol (UWE).  He also taught science communication for 13 years at Birkbeck College, London.  He was lead trainer for ‘FameLab’ and ‘FameLab International’ for twelve years and continues to run FameLab master classes and other public communications programmes all over the world. 

About FameLab Ireland

FameLab is the world's leading science communication competition. It is designed to inspire, motivate and develop scientists and engineers to actively engage with the public and stakeholders. FameLab Ireland is funded by the Science Foundation Ireland and is supported by Cpl Resources Plc and Henkel Ireland Limited. It is managed by British Council Ireland in collaboration with a host of top-class partners from higher education, research, media and public engagement across Ireland.

Scientifically Speaking is part of PROBE, a European Researchers' Night project funded by the European Commission under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions.

Scientifically Speaking (PROBE) is a collaboration between Trinity College Dublin and Science Gallery Dublin in partnership with British Council, FameLab Ireland, NUI Galway, University College Cork, University of Limerick, Ulster University and Cork Discovers.