Simon Lawes Finalist in Young Persons' Lecture Competition
The 2012 final of the Young Persons' Lecture Competition was held at the end of April at The Armourers' Hall in London, home to The Worshipful Company of Armourers & Brasiers, who support the event.
Each participant was a regional finalist of heats which took place all over the UK and was required to give a 15-minute speech, followed by judges' questions. Abbas Delavar from Scotland scooped first prize with his winning and enthused talk, Liquid Loading & Gas Deliquification. He will now go through to the World Lecture Competition which will be held in London on 5 July.
Simon Lawes, representing the Midlands, came second with his entertaining talk, The Application of X-ray Micro CT to Mineral, Medical and Materials Science, in which he invited audience members to wear 3D glasses and featured a Kinder Egg example piece. In third place was David Hallam from the South West who explored Titanium Vs Superbugs.
The annual event is organised by the Local Affairs Board, with additional support from the Midland Institute of Mining Engineers.
Well done, Simon!