Famous Scientist’s Daughter Opens New Beccles School Laboratory

Elizabeth Hodgkin, daughter of famous scientist Dorothy Hodgkin, has unveiled a new scientific laboratory at Sir Leman High School.


Dorothy Hodgkin, who is most famous for the development of protein crystallography and the discovery of insulin’s molecular structure, among other things, studied at Sir John Leman Grammar School in the 1920s. Her daughter, Elizabeth, expressed her thoughts on how professional and modern the School’s new laboratory looked.

History pupils at Sir John Leman High School have been collaborating with the University of East Anglia to explore their local history, and each pupil put a great deal of emphasis on Nobel Prize winner Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin, after whom both a road and school in Beccles have been named. A new plaque has also been unveiled by Elizabeth Hodgkin outside the new laboratory in Sir John Leman High School, which has been named as the Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin Laboratory.

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