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Chi Onwurah MP is this year’s invited speaker to deliver the 2023 Gareth Roberts Lecture. The lecture is titled: ‘A Life in Science, Engineering and Politics’ and will take place in the Ph8 lecture theatre on 8 March 2023 at 4.30pm

Chi Onwurah is a prominent Labour politician and currently Shadow Minister for Science, Research and Digital.

The MP has had a highly successful career in science, engineering and politics. Chi attended Kenton Comprehensive School in Newcastle, then studied Electrical Engineering at Imperial College. Before entering politics she held senior positions in telecoms and software, culminating in her appointment as Head of Telecoms Technology at OFCOM.

Chi chairs various All Party Parliamentary Groups including Diversity and Inclusion in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths, and is Vice Chair of the Internet, Communications, and Technology Parliamentary group.