Organised by IOM3, sponsored by The Worshipful Company of Armourers & Brasiers, Henry Royce Institute, Midland Institute of Mining Engineers and East Midlands Materials Society, the Young Persons' Lecture Competition invites students and professionals up to the age of 28 to deliver a short lecture (12 to 15mins) on a materials, minerals, mining, packaging, clay technology, wood science or engineering related subject.
Candidates compete in a series of heats organised by IOM3 Local Societies, from which regional finalists are selected to compete in the national final. The winner goes on to represent their country in the Young Persons' World Lecture Competition.
Young Persons' Lecture Competition 2020
The 2021 YPLC final will be held on Wednesday 5 May online (via Zoom). The event will be sponsored by The Worshipful Company of Armourers & Brasiers, Henry Royce Institute, the Midland Institute of Mining Engineers (MIME) and the East Midlands Materials Society (EMMS).
Six regional finalists from around the UK will give their presentations online, with topics ranging from thermal barrier coatings and hip implant materials to self-cleaning glass.
Find out more about the finalists and read summaries of their presentations below.