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Could you explain a concept in science, mathematics or engineering in just three minutes without using any slides?

FameLab is a UK-wide competition to find the new voices of science and engineering. The most engaging, creative and daring individuals in science battle to surprise and fascinate a general public audience with unbelievable facts and unforgettable performances. They are also watched by three judges who are all science communicators. Oxford competitors have a great record of making it to the final (and doing really well) and in 2016 our heats generated both the eventual winner Kyle Evans and the runner-up Jase Taylor. Science Oxford runs the heats and coordinates all the entrants.

The 2018 Oxford heats take place at St Aldates Tavern in Oxford on the 31st January and the 1st February.

This year the judges include amazing science broadcaster and astrophysicist Chris Lintott and eminent science writer Georgina Ferry.

The regional final will take place at The Bullingdon, Cowley Road on Wednesday 7th March, with a special training session for finalists on 23rd February.

It’s an amazing competition and we want to encourage everyone who has ever thought of doing some science performance to have a go – including past entrants who’d like to give FameLab another go.

Register on the FameLab site hosted by Cheltenham Science Festival

Watch previous FameLab Oxford contestants on YouTube and read the Science Oxford 2017 FameLab Blog.