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 2021

The 2021 YPLC final was held on Wednesday 5 May online (via Zoom). The event was 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 gave their presentations online. 

Find out more about the finalists, read their abstracts and watch their presentations below.

Mia Maric - Winner

Mia Maric - Winner

North West & North Wales

Frances Livera - 2nd place

Frances Livera - 2nd place

North East

Alastair Houston - 3rd place

Alastair Houston - 3rd place

South West & South Wales

Catriona Breasley

Catriona Breasley

Scotland

Alex Dickinson-Lomas

Alex Dickinson-Lomas

Midlands

Camilla Hurst

Camilla Hurst

South East