Today I was going to write on Mrs May's problems but on switching on radio 4 this morning I heard that Richard Henderson had won the Nobel prize for chemistry. Richard and I were in the same classes for Physics, Maths and Mathematical Physics for 4 years The first year Maths Physics course was taught by Peter Higgs. I wrote about Peter Higgs in my blog of 9/10/2013 and described how his firsr year, first term exam was the most difficult exam I ever sat and I scored 20%. I also wrote that the top mark was 32%. That was Richard Henderson. He then went to Cambridge where at the UK funded MRC unit he did his prize winning work..
The one thing Mrs May mentioned between coughs and pointing out hoe the number of British Nobel prize winners exceeded France & Germany put together was that Richard Henderson had just won the Chemistry prize. well at least her team got that right!
I was absolutely delighted for Richard. The Royal Society had two years earlier awarded him the Copley medal the Society's highest award given to Humphrey Davy, Michael Faraday, Dorothy Hodgkin and many other historic figures of British Science. We surpass the EU in Science and once free of their shackles we will surpass the EU in many other fields of human endeavour.