Friday 29 September 2017

As part of EU Researchers' Night 2017, the Natural History Museum in London opened its doors until late for Science Uncovered; an evening of science talks, demonstrations and exhibitions. As part of this, The British Council held Hall of FameLab 2017. Seven scientists from across Europe presented three-minute science talks in an engaging and charismatic way. All have previously been part of FameLab; a global science communication training programme and competition. The event was hosted by Quentin Cooper. Great British Bake-off finalist, Andrew Smyth,  presented a special FameLab birthday cake and helped to celebrate 10 years of FameLab International. The winner was Andrea Campos-Candela from Spain.

The seven FameLab speakers (national and international finalists) :

  • Joanne Duffy (FameLab Ireland)
  • Vesselin Rusinov (FameLab Bulgaria)
  • George Petrelis (FameLab Greece)
  • Andrea Campos-Candela (FameLab Spain)
  • Mahasweta Saha (FameLab UK)
  • Selma van Staveren (FameLab Netherlands)
  • Joanna Bagniewska (FameLab Poland)


  • Dr Claire McNulty, Senior Director, Programs and Explorer Development for National Geographic, Europe
  • Anna Christodoulou, Outreach Officer, Royal Holloway, University of London
  • Dr Simon Boxall, Principal Teaching Fellow Ocean and Earth Science, National Oceanography Centre, University of Southampton