Giulia Melchiorre, winner FameLab 2017 / Photo: FameLab Italy
Thursday 08 June 2017 -
21:30 to 23:30

Who will be 2017’s International Voice of Science?

• The largest number of countries participating to date
• Italy represented by Giulia Melchiorre, FameLab Italia 2017 finalist
• Judges to include Ellen Stofan (former Chief Scientist at NASA), Jim Al-Khalili (theoretical physicist, author and broadcaster) and Tim Slingsby (Director of Skills and Education at Lloyd's Register Foundation)
• Mauritius, Uganda, and India are represented for the first time ever
• Compered by the BBC’s Quentin Cooper

31 of the best science communicators from around the globe are heading to Cheltenham Science Festival for the tenth FameLab International Final.

The prestigious competition, created by Cheltenham Festivals and co-produced by the British Council, aims to discover up-and-coming scientists who inspire people to see the world from a new perspective.

This year’s finals will feature contestants from 31 different countries: Australia, Azerbaijan, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Egypt, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Italy, Korea, Kazakhstan, Latvia/Estonia, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritius, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, Uganda, UK, and Vietnam.

Since its birth at the Festival in 2005, FameLab has grown into the world’s leading science communication competition. A partnership with the British Council since 2007 has seen the competition go global with more than 9000 young scientists and engineers participating to date.

The event will be live streamed on the FameLab International Facebook page.