Haseltine Lake supports UK’s brightest minds at FameLab UK Grand Final 2016

27 April 2016

Haseltine Lake supported the FameLab UK Grand Final on Monday 25 April, and saw the UK’s most talented science communicators compete to be crowned national FameLab champion.

Kyle Evans, a mathematics teacher from Barton Peveril Sixth Form College in Eastleigh, won the UK final in the tough-fought communications competition which took place at the Greenwood Theatre, Kings College, London on Monday 25 April. 

Kyle Evans winner of FameLab UK final 2016

Kyle, who won both the judges’ and the audience vote, will now go on to represent the UK at the FameLab International semi-finals against 26 other countries at The Times Cheltenham Science Festival in June.

Kyle’s presentation was about mathematics and the universe, in keeping with the rules of FameLab, he (alongside his trusty guitar) had just three minutes to win over the audience before facing a panel of judges for further interrogation. 

The 2016 final was judged by:

  • Dallas Campbell: Television presenter, actor and writer. Recently returned from Kazakhstan where he live covered Tim Peake’s launch into orbit for the BBC. Has previously presented numerous factual documentaries and is a regular host of BBC Four’s Horizon Guide series. Dallas also co-presented BBC One’s popular Bang Goes the Theory science show for 6 years and Channel 5’s popular Gadget Show prior to moving across to the BBC.
  • Mary Ryan: Professor of Materials Science & Nanotechnology at Imperial College London, currently working amongst an interdisciplinary team researching interfacial nanoscience and its wide ranging applications in technology and arts.
  • Ben Garrod: In the last ten years, primatologist Ben Garrod has worked on conservation projects as far afield as Uganda, Sumatra and more recently the Zoological Society of London. Currently based at the Institute of Zoology, Ben was recently on our small screens alongside Sir David Attenborough on Attenborough and the Giant Dinosaur. Ben has also recently fronted his own documentary series, Secrets of Bones on BBC Four. 

To download the full press release, click here.

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