Shirley Williams, Baroness Williams of Crosby
(b. 1930)

Department of Education and Science, London
19 May 1977

Politician and academic, Williams served as Secretary of State for Education and Paymaster General from 1976 under James Callaghan’s administration.

‘I noted Big Ben in the distance and set up my equipment to use that view’, recalled Schwartz.

‘I found her warm, friendly and open, with an engaging personality. We spoke of memory as it applied to learning, and wondered why there had not been more research on this in England. She noted that young people would profit enormously if they could be taught to develop their memories.’

Photo © National Portrait Gallery, London

Photo © National Portrait Gallery, London