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MP Abbott visits the faculty

Labour politician Diane Abbott was welcomed to Queen Mary, University of London today Wednesday 23 June 2010.

Elected as Britain's first black female member of parliament in 1987, Abbott gave an uplifting address to over 150 aspiring university attendees at a schools' open-day, entitled Why we are scientists, organised by Queen Mary's School of Biological and Chemical Sciences.

See full details of the visit and a video in the QMUL Media Centre report.