The 2016 National Final of the Young Persons' Lecture Competition was held on 20 April at the Armourers' Hall in London, home to the Worshipful Company of Armourers & Brasiers', which supports the event. The annual event is organised by the Local Affairs Board, with additional support from the Midland Institute of Mining Engineers and East Midlands Materials Society.
Each participant was a regional finalist of heats that happened across the UK, with lectures exploring a fascinating range of materials-related research. The 2016 event was packed-full of guests, eager to hear the finalists battle it out for a place in the world final in October.
Participants gave a 15-minute presentation, followed by questions from the judges.
Congratulations to Colleen Mann (pictured with IOM3 President, Mike Hicks), who won with her lecture In the Bin for 100,000 Years: An Intergenerational Burden. She will be travelling to Brazil in October to compete in the Young Persons' World Lecture Competition.
Well done to all the finalists. Read about all the finalists and their lectures, here.