The 2012 final of the Young Persons' Lecture Competition was held at the end of April at The
Armourers' Hall in London, home to The Worshipful Company of Armourers &
Brasiers, who support the event.
Each participant was a regional finalist of
heats which took place all over the UK and was required to give a 15-minute
speech, followed by judges' questions. Abbas Delavar from Scotland scooped first prize with
his winning and enthused talk, Liquid Loading & Gas Deliquification. He
will now go through to the World Lecture Competition which will be held in London on 5 July.
Lawes, representing the Midlands, came second with his entertaining talk, The
Application of X-ray Micro CT to Mineral, Medical and Materials Science, in
which he invited audience members to wear 3D glasses and featured a Kinder Egg
example piece. In third place was James McFarlane from the South West who explored
Titanium Vs Superbugs.
event is organised by the Local Affairs Board, with additional support from the
Midland Institute of Mining Engineers.