Baroness Margaret Thatcher PC FRS (1925 - 2013)Baroness Margaret Thatcher PC FRS (1925 – 2013) became a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1983 under a special statute designed to honour ‘conspicuous service in the cause of science’.

“Did it matter that Margaret Thatcher, three times British prime minister, staunch opponent of socialism, fervid proponent of markets rather than governments as the agents of choice and change, had trained and worked as a research scientist?”

Notes and Records of the Royal Society published a paper looking at Margaret Thatcher’s early career as a scientist, an area of her life often overlooked by biographers, and then discusses how this training may have influenced her political career.

The full article can be found here: Thatcher, Scientist

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