23 thoughts on “The Mantheon

    1. pedeyw

      Ada Lovelace, a programmer before there was a machine to program for. Or so I understand. I don’t really know how to make maths go.

      1. Slightly Bemused

        She was helping Charles Babbage make his Analytical Engine which used punch cards for their instructions (or program). It got this idea from the textile industry, which used them for patterns on large knitting and other machines, and the music industry, which used them in pianos and hurdy gurdies.

        As to making maths go, I suggest you don’t send your children to this school…

          1. Slightly Bemused

            I had forgotten that! Her mother was also a mathematician, if memory serves. Maybe science is an art of a form after all!

  1. eoin

    Right, so let’s get this straight – cash-strapped, student number-cutting, hazing-central, fraud-hit, rankings-tumbler, €2m-apartment-for-Provost, Chinese spy Huawei -dependent, shady research Trinity certainly has its priorities in the right place.

    But, to be constructive, maybe a bust of the editor of the newsletter which exposed the hazing earlier this year? Mind you, she’s not deceased, but I wouldn’t be surprised to wake up some day to learn she’d been poisoned with HIV butter.

    1. Tea And Brexits


      Countess Markievicz should be right up there with Trinity’s republican credentials.

      Why people have to be dead before we celebrate them beats me.

      Plus, what’s the definition of a scholar? Trevor West?

    1. Slightly Bemused

      Good one! And as there are a few centuries of men to catch up with, this should not be an ‘ only one need apply’ issue :-)

  2. Termagant

    Natalie Portman has a degree in psychology or something and I’d say she’d look cracking in bust form

    Incidentally: who’s getting the shove to make room for these women? I nominate this Anftotle fella, never even heard of him

  3. Qwerty123

    Marian Finucane, broke boundaries in the radio field for women. Failing that surely with Trinity’s ethos, Queen Elizabeth or Maggie Thatcher?

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