IMR Competition 2015


In lieu of the annual PG conference, this year Nottingham’s Institute for Medieval Research will be holding a Three Minute Thesis competition on Wednesday 27 May 2015, 17:00-19:00 (A02, Highfield House, University Park Campus) with the support of and the King Richard III Visitor Centre.

Postgraduate students (PhD and Masters) from all departments are invited to present on their research and its significance in no more than three minutes for a chance to win a selection of prizes:

  • Overall winner – a collection of recently published books in medieval studies courtesy of, plus a free subscription to digital magazine!
  • People’s choice winner – prize donation from King Richard III Visitor Centre!
  • Three finalists – each finalist will receive a free bottle of wine

IMR TMT Competition Poster-page-001


Finalists and the overall winner will be determined by a judging panel of three academic staff members: Prof Judith Jesch, Dr Claire Taylor, and Dr Chris King (Director of the IMR). The overall winner will be chosen based on the scope of the thesis presented (i.e. its potential for future development) as well as the proficiency and academic integrity of the speaker.

The people’s choice winner will be decided by an audience vote. Therefore, the most compelling and popular 3MT® presentation is likely to win this prize.


Participants must adhere to the strict three minute time limit. Presentations exceeding this time will be cut short. However, all participants will be prompted when they have 2 minutes, 1 minute, and 30 seconds remaining.

How to Enter:

If you are a postgraduate researcher (PhD), please email your name, thesis title, department, and name(s) of supervisor(s) to Matt Hefferan at

If you are a postgraduate taught student (MA), please email your name, dissertation title, department, and name of dissertation supervisor to Matt Hefferan at

Photo by George M. Groutas.


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