Monday, 22 January 2007

Margaret Thatcher and me

I am proud to have one thing in common with The Iron Lady.

Before she married Dennis, became Prime Minister, destroyed Britain's coal industry, and gave us all a laugh by leaving Downing Street in tears, Margaret Roberts was a research chemist whose work included the study of Langmuir-Blodgett films, the topic of my own PhD. Margaret and I both moved on from our careers in research.

Ultimately though, neither of us was as successful as Katherine Blodgett who, as you can see from the link, went on to become Queen Elizabeth II.

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