Scientist Dame Mary Archer shares her story with East London Science School pupils

Dame Mary Archer with East London Science School pupils Beatrice Banyte and Bradley Stafford. Pictur

Dame Mary Archer with East London Science School pupils Beatrice Banyte and Bradley Stafford. Picture: ELSS - Credit: ELSS

Aspiring scientists were given the chance to grill Dame Mary Archer about her life and work during a visit to the East London Science School.

Dame Mary Archer speaks to East London Science School pupils. Picture: ELSS

Dame Mary Archer speaks to East London Science School pupils. Picture: ELSS - Credit: ELSS

Dame Mary - chair of the board of trustees at the Science Museum - spoke to youngsters about her education at Oxford University and Imperial College London, and how she went on to pursue a successful career as a scientist, researcher and university lecturer.

As the wife of disgraced former politician Jeffrey Archer, she has long been a high profile figure.

Pupils were also able to ask her questions, including about her area of scientific expertise - energy and solar power conersion.

Year 9 pupil Beatrice Bantye said: “I was really interested to listen to Dame Mary and learn how she worked so hard to become a scientist.”

Dame Mary Archer with East London Science School pupils Beatrice Banyte and Bradley Stafford. Pictur

Dame Mary Archer with East London Science School pupils Beatrice Banyte and Bradley Stafford. Picture: ELSS - Credit: ELSS


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Fellow pupil Bradley Stafford added: “It’s great that we get to meet and hear from so many well known, imporant scientists.”

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