Unsung Heroes of Science is a brand-new video competition for 16-18 year-olds, searching for the stories that have been left out of the textbooks.
We all know the big names of science, but what about those who were working behind the scenes, or those who never got the recognition they deserved? That’s why we’re tasking our competition entrants with uncovering these forgotten stories and sharing them for all to see. The aim of Unsung Heroes of Science is to bring these stories to light and encourage young researchers to broadcast their findings, getting a taste for science communication and videography.
The competition will be judged by Prof. Alison Woollard, a Biochemistry Fellow at Hertford and the University’s Champion for Public Engagement. Shortlisted teams will be invited to Oxford for an all-expenses paid celebration day, and the winners will shadow journalist Krishnan Guru-Murthy behind the scenes at Channel 4 News.
The competition is open to anyone in the UK aged 16-18 and must be entered in teams of two or three. The deadline is 26 April 2019. To find out more please watch our video below and visit the competition homepage: www.hertford.ox.ac.uk/unsungscience Discover more