2018 Young Persons' Lecture Competition UK Final
Around 80 people attended the Young Persons’ Lecture Competition UK final at the Armourers and Brasiers’ Hall in London, UK, on 25 April 2018.
The judging panel, headed by Dr Phil Bischler CEng CSci FIMMM, were impressed by the high standard of stimulating talks by this year’s six finalists. Lecture topics ranged from polymer power, solar cells, kitchen knives, magma and nanotechnology.
First prize went to Sam Lawton, from the University of Warwick, for his lecture Polymer power: From light to current. Lawton was awarded £750 plus the Armourers and Brasiers’ Company Medal. He will also have the opportunity to represent the UK at the IOM3 World Lecture Competition final in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, in October this year.
Second prize and £400 was awarded to University of Oxford student, Gabrielle Bourret-Sicotte. Chloe Fisher, from the University of Leeds, took home third prize and £200. All participants receive a £150 prize, sponsored by the Worshipful Company of Armourers and Brasiers’, in recognition of their selection as a regional finalist.
The Competition is organised by the Institute, sponsored by the Midland Institute of Mining Engineers, the East Midlands Materials Society and supported by the Worshipful Company of Armourers and Brasiers. It aims to provide a friendly atmosphere of competition in which young engineers and scientists can develop their presentation skills by addressing an informed audience.