Dame Mary Archer visits East London Science School
- Credit: Archant
The head of the Science Museum paid a visit to students in Bromley-by-Bow.
Dame Mary Archer, chair of the board of trustees at the Kensington museum, spoke to East London Science School pupils about a career in science.
Dame Mary, who studied physical chemistry at Oxford University and Imperial College London, talked about being a scientist, researcher and university lecturer.
Pupils quizzed her on specialist area, energy and solar power conversion, along with the benefits of nuclear power and renewable energy.
Year 9 pupil Beatrice Banyte said: “I was really interested to listen to Dame Mary and learn how she worked so hard to become a scientist. She’s worked with so many important scientists in really interesting fields, from energy to the development of insulin for people with diabetes.”
You may also want to watch:
Previous lecturers at the school have included helicopter engineer Sophie Robinson, and Lord Robert Winston, a professor, doctor and Labour Party politician.
- 1 Hundreds arrested after police crackdown on county lines
- 2 Road and rail disruptions to expect in east London this week
- 3 Isle of Dogs man who murdered teenager at Crossharbour DLR sentenced to 27 years
- 4 Man charged after triple stabbing on night bus in Mile End
- 5 Driver, 18, wanted for driving wrong way through Blackwall Tunnel
- 6 Why TfL won't restart the night tube on Jubilee line just yet
- 7 19 arrested and cash seized in East End dawn drug raids
- 8 Man killed after fall from Bow tower block
- 9 14 charged with alleged drug dealing and money laundering offences
- 10 Police officers save lives in two sperate emergencies on same shift