Margaret Thatcher. One of the most divisive politicians in history, Thatcher was…

Margaret Thatcher. One of the most divisive politicians in history, Thatcher was originally trained as a chemist at the University of Oxford. Before her political career she worked as a research chemist on projects including cake fillings and ice cream. As well as being the first and only female prime minister of the UK, she was also the first and only prime minister to hold a science degree, a fact of which she was very proud.