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Thursday, 22 February, 2018 - 17:00
Event Location: 

Goldsmiths' Lecture Room 1

The Cambridge heat of the 2018 IOM3 Young Persons Lecture Competition (YPLC) will take place on the evening of Thursday 22nd February. This is an event which aims to judge the presentation skills of young Materials Scientists and their ability to communicate with a generalist audience a Materials-related topic of their choice. The Cambridge area has had success in previous years with a number of our presenters being selected to compete in regional heats and in the National Final (which this year will be held in April at the Armourers' Hall in London). 

For the Local Heat, we will hold competitions in both the undergraduate (starting 5pm) and postgraduate (starting approx. 6:45pm) categories. Cash prizes are normally awarded to ALL competitors. Copies of rules and entry form can be found at 

The closing date for entries is Thursday 15th February. All you need to prepare is a short abstract and an even shorter entry form(!) Entries should be sent to Prof Serena Best by e-mail ( Feel free to contact Serena directly if you have any questions, even if you are just considering entering the competition and want more information. 

We hope very much that we will continue the tradition of the past few years and have plenty of support from both undergraduates and postgrads/ postdocs for a really good evening and high standard competition.