Dame Mary Archer visits East London Science School

Dame Mary Archer with pupils from the East London Science School in Bromley-by-Bow. Picture: East Lo

Dame Mary Archer with pupils from the East London Science School in Bromley-by-Bow. Picture: East London Science School - Credit: Archant

The head of the Science Museum paid a visit to students in Bromley-by-Bow.

Dame Mary Archer speaking to students about her university education and career in science. Picture:

Dame Mary Archer speaking to students about her university education and career in science. Picture: East London Science School - Credit: Archant

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.”


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Previous lecturers at the school have included helicopter engineer Sophie Robinson, and Lord Robert Winston, a professor, doctor and Labour Party politician.

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