University of Dundee

CANCELLED - FameLab 2019 – NE Scotland heats – Dundee

Event Date: 
Friday, February 15, 2019 - 13:00 to 18:00
Event Location: 
Hannah Maclure Centre, Abertay University
Abertay University

We are now inviting scientists, mathematicians and engineers across the UK to take part in the longest running science competition in the world!

Abertay Fame Lab Session, Friday 15th Feb 2019, Hannah Maclure Centre, Abertay University


  • 1-2pm - Training session from professional science communicator (Jamie Gallagher is included for all participants as part of the competition day.
  • 2-4pm time to relax, rehearse etc.
  • 4-6pm – heat and results

Please read the application guidelines before applying, for more information about key dates of the competition and video entries.

Apply to take part in Dundee

Entrants must be 21 years old or older, studying or working in science, engineering, technology, medicine or mathematics.

To apply, fill out the application form here:

To find out more about Fame Lab and Eligibility.

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact R Wade ( ) or Louise Jack (

Want to be in the audience for the heat and results? 

Sign up via Eventbrite It should be really entertaining and it's free! 


Brief background information:

FameLab is a communications competition designed to engage and entertain by breaking down science, technology and engineering concepts into three minute presentations.

  • Contestants from around the world take part armed only with their wits and a few props – the result is an unpredictable, enlightening and exciting way to encourage your curiosity and find out about the latest research.
  • FameLab was started in 2005 in the UK by Cheltenham Science Festival and has quickly become established as a diamond model for successfully identifying, training and mentoring scientists and engineers to share their enthusiasm for their subjects with the public.
  • Working in partnership with the British Council this global competition has already seen more than 5000 young scientists and engineers participating in over 25 different countries. Together Cheltenham Festivals and the British Council co-produce the FameLab International Grand Final held at the Cheltenham Science Festival each June.