Scientist Dame Mary Archer shares her story with East London Science School pupils
- 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 - 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.”
You may also want to watch:
Fellow pupil Bradley Stafford added: “It’s great that we get to meet and hear from so many well known, imporant scientists.”
- 1 Town hall chiefs back £3m purchase of Plaistow property for rough sleeper centre
- 2 Housing campaigners to stage protest in Canning Town over empty homes
- 3 Body found in search for missing Newham man
- 4 Police officer jailed for GBH after injuring man in Forest Gate
- 5 Meet the candidates battling for votes in East Ham's by-election
- 6 Silvertown, North Woolwich heritage project offers opportunity to history buff
- 7 Santino Dymiter murder: Teens given life terms for 'savage' gang killing
- 8 Jailed: Newham men who raped and robbed women in Hackney home
- 9 Tributes to 'hero' charity founder who dedicated life to Newham children
- 10 Election candidate slams plans for Durning Hall in Forest Gate