2018 Young Persons' Lecture Competition final

The 2018 Young Persons’ Lecture Competition (YPLC) final was held on Wednesday 28 April at the Armourers’ Hall, London. Competitors are 28 or under on 1 June 2018 and gave a lecture of 15 minutes on a topic related to materials, minerals, mining, packaging, clay technology and wood science and engineering.

The final was sponsored by The Worshipful Company of Armourers & Brasiers the Midland Institute of Mining Engineers and the East Midlands Materials Society.


Midlands - Winner Sam Lawton - Polymer power: From light to current

South East - 2nd place Gabrielle Bourret-Sicotte - Shielded hydrogen passivation: Making efficient solar cells

North East - 3rd place Chloe Fisher - A 'how-to' guide for manufacturing a stainless steel kitchen knife that is a cut above the rest

Scotland Ian Cawood - Water and the earth's crust: The role and source of water in a crystallising magma

South West & South Wales Pablo Martinez Pancorbo - Early-stage cancer imaging with novel nanoparticles

North West & North Wales Josh Turner - Exploring inorganic main group polymers

News item on the 2018 YPLC UK final