Flash talks

by | Feb 11, 2022

Flash talks are short presentations given on a topic of research, written for a non-expert audience.

3 Minute Thesis (3MT)

PhD researchers: could you can reduce your 80,000-word thesis to 180 seconds and win £500?

Three Minute Thesis (3MT) is a research communication competition developed by The University of Queensland. The exercise challenges you to present a compelling oration on your thesis topic and its significance in just three minutes with just one static PowerPoint slide.

Heats are hosted by institutions, and one winner per institution will be put forward to the national semi-finals hosted by Vitae.

Look out for annual calls for applications of interest.

Find out more about 3MT.


Famelab is an international competition to find and support the world’s most talented new science communicators.

Participants have three minutes to win over the judges and audience with a scientific talk that excels for its content, clarity and charisma.

Regional heats are followed by a national heat hosted by Cheltenham Science Festival.

Find out about Famelab.

Soapbox Science

Are you a woman, non-binary or genderqueer person who works in science and who is passionate about your research?

Are you eager to talk to the general public about your work in a fun, informal setting? If so, then Soapbox Science needs you!

Soapbox Science is a public outreach platform for promoting women scientists and the science they do.

Our events around the world transform public areas into an arena for public learning and scientific debate.

Find out more about Soapbox Science.