TEENAGERS have been tasked with making a two-minute film about an 'unsung hero' of science.

The challenge has been set by Oxford University's Hertford College, and is open to pupils aged 16-18 across the UK.

It is being pitched by the college as the ‘perfect opportunity for local teenagers to explore the stories of scientists beyond their textbooks.’

The winning team will be invited to shadow newsreader and Hertford alumnus Krishnan Guru-Murthy at Channel 4 News, to see filming in action.

All those shortlisted will be invited to Oxford for an all-expenses-paid celebration day.

The competition will be judged by professor Alison Woollard, a fellow of Hertford College and Oxford University’s 'academic champion for public engagement with research.'

The shortlisted videos will all be shared by Hertford College, and the most-watched will be declared the winner of the popular vote.

Hertford said the contest is the first video competition for young people that has been set up by an Oxford college.

The deadline for entries is Friday, April 26 and entrants should work in a team of two or three.

Anyone interested in entering or finding out more information can visit hertford.ox.ac.uk/unsungscience