Thursday 06 November 2014


British Council’s free Mini MasterClass to encourage local science talents to join the FameLab Hong Kong 2015 Competition
Application to the competition opens in December 2014

Following the success of the FameLab Hong Kong in the past five years, the British Council continues to promote science communications this year through the FameLab Hong Kong 2015 competition from December 2014 to March 2015. In order to prepare local science talents for applying to the competition, a free Mini MasterClass will be held on 20 November 2014, in conjunction of a FameLab information session.

Themed with ‘How to communicate science?’, the FameLab 2015 Mini MasterClass offers essential presentation skills and strategies for attracting audiences’ attraction and judges by an experienced trainer. An introduction seminar of the FameLab Hong Kong 2015 competition will also be included in the Mini MasterClass.

Details of FameLab 2015 Mini MasterClass: How to communicate with science? : 

Date: 20 November 2014 (Thursday)
Time: Session 1: 2.30 p.m. – 3.30 p.m. / Session 2: 4.00 p.m. – 5.00 p.m.
Venue: Room 307-8, 3/F, British Council, 3 Supreme Court Road, Admiralty, Hong Kong
Language: English
Free admission. Registration is required at

Application for FameLab Hong Kong 2015 Competition will be open in December 2014. Contestants can send their applications through video entries or attend the live audition in person on 3 February 2015. Finalists will be invited to a 2-day MasterClass led by a team of science communication experts from the UK and Hong Kong on 7-8 February 2015. The finalists will then compete for a chance to represent Hong Kong at the Cheltenham Festival in the UK in June 2015 at the FameLab Hong Kong final on 14 March 2015.

As the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations, the British Council has been offering the public an opportunity to explore the best of UK science in Hong Kong, as well as to foster partnerships between individuals and institutions in the UK and Hong Kong to share the benefits of science and create a wider public awareness of science and technology. To learn more about British Council’s FameLab event, please visit

About the British Council

The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for educational opportunities and cultural relations. We create international opportunities for the people of the UK and other countries and build trust between them worldwide. 

We work in more than 100 countries and our 7,000 staff – including 2,000 teachers – work with thousands of professionals and policy makers and millions of young people every year by teaching English, sharing the Arts and delivering education and society programmes. In Hong Kong, we have been doing this since 1948, giving people opportunities to learn, share and connect worldwide.

We are a UK charity governed by Royal Charter. A core publically-funded grant-in-aid provides less than 25 per cent of our turnover, which last year was £781m. The rest of our revenues are earned from services which customers around the world pay for, through education and development contracts and from partnerships with public and private organisations. All our work is in pursuit of our charitable purpose and supports prosperity and security for the UK and globally.