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Submitted by Deke Mills
Mid-May this year the British Council and the Fundación Española para la Ciencia y la Tecnología, in collaboration with La Caixa Foundation, organized the Famelab Competition for Spain, the most prestigious competition of scientific monologues in Europe, Asia, Africa and the USA.
Famelab was created in the UK in 2005 mainly for engineers and scientists to share their enthusiasm for science and technology with the public.
The Spanish panel of judges, headed by well-known chemist-journalist América Valenzuela, noted palaeontologist Juan Luis Arsuaga, and comedian Flipy, nephew of Nobel laureate Camilo José Cela, reached a decision after listening to the contenders recounting a story in an entertaining and comprehensive way three minutes each.
And the winner was Ricardo Moure. He received the award from Princess Letizia Ortiz. He will represent Spain at the Internationl Scientific Monologue Competition at the Cheltenham Science Festival in June.
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