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Originally posted by Forest Hillbilly

Stephen Hawking

Carol Voderman


Both had fantastic brains, but Carol wins on the tlts and @r5e front

Edited by Forest Hillbilly (07 May 2019 9.17pm)

She only achieved a third apparently.....but definitely special in the mental mathematics field.

Definitely worth considerable amounts of horizontal jogging in her day.

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Originally posted by Badger11

I almost picked Flo hers is an interesting story.

For those that don't know:

1. Most people think of "The lady with the lamp" mopping the brow of a dying soldier and writing a letter home to the family. Whilst that is true the image of the gentle woman isn't.
2. Her character was more accurately like Margaret Thatcher and it had to be the Crimea was no place for shrinking violets and nurses were treated by doctors as joke because they had no formal training.
3. At Scutari she didn't save lives, cholera was rife and she and the rest of the staff didn't know why. Soldiers came in with gunshot wounds and died of disease.
4. She came from a well off family with political connections. She used those connections and especially the Times to highlight the plight of the wounded soldiers and demand a government enquiry.
5. When she got back she elbowed her way on to the commission which for a woman was almost unheard of.
6. At the time doctors didn't understand how disease was transmitted and had some odd ideas. She shared those opinions. During the commission some doctors put forward the revolutionary theory that we now accept about infectious diseases. This I think is why she deserves to be a "great" Flo listened and made the connection with her personal experiences. Then you have the fury of the convert.
7. She established modern nursing in the UK which spread out over the Empire. She made it a respectable profession for middle class women.
8. During the American civil war she advised the Union army on medical matters and this led to the founding of modern nursing there where she is as revered and well known as here.
9. She became an icon to the suffragette movement which was ironic as she like Margaret Thatcher didn't have a very high opinion of women.

In summary modern nursing across the world owes a lot to her and all because a woman realised she was wrong.

Nearly came at this point, didn't think she could get any better.

 

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Originally posted by Pussay Patrol


Ever considered taking a holiday?

More to the point, have you as we'd all love a break from your daily outpourings of PussyBollox

 

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Originally posted by ChrisGC

Enoch Powell
Florence Nightingale

The more I look into Nightingale the more I like her.

Yep, a worthy contender alongside Thatcher.....Women like that build strong nations. It's a shame she didn't pass those genes on.

Edited by Stirlingsays (08 May 2019 6.54am)

 

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Originally posted by YT

Sorry to be 'corrective' 'n' all, but his stage name was actually Terry-Thomas with a hyphen. Abbreviated to T-T "in the industry".

"HARD CHEESE!" (Anyone get that quote?)

And yes the mag was 'Playbirds'...a (ahem) 'friend' assures me.

I can hear him saying it now, YT.

read his biography last year.
used to change his underwear 3 x a day, often had a booze cabinet in his car boot but sadly died destitute.

 


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Originally posted by kingdowieonthewall

I can hear him saying it now, YT.

read his biography last year.
used to change his underwear 3 x a day, often had a booze cabinet in his car boot but sadly died destitute.

Good call. I will look for a copy (not sure I'm keen on the sad ending though). I'm aware that he had a monumental career - surely reaching its peak with the Christmas advert for 'Famous Names' liqueur chocolates

 


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Inclination is to go for Churchill but as a left field choice I’ll go for Robert Hooke. He had a brilliant mind and would be better known if he hadn't a lot of his work nicked by Newton. But then Newton was only known to laugh once in his life so would’ve been a possible Palace supporter.
Boadicea sounds like a hell of a girl.

 

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Keir Hardie. At the time the country needed a party that truly represented the workers who were exploited and worked in awful conditions.

Florence Nightingale.

2 special mentions Betsi Cadwaladr who worked in a hospital run by Florence Nightingale. Amazing life and would make a great series - [Link]

Diane Abbott who, through total modesty, added a 't' to hide her ancestry, and has carried on Russ's career as a total clown.

Edited by johnno42000 (08 May 2019 10.29am)

 


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Originally posted by Forest Hillbilly

Stephen Hawking

Carol Voderman


Both had fantastic brains, but Carol wins on the tlts and @r5e front

Edited by Forest Hillbilly (07 May 2019 9.17pm)

Is Carol dead then? Or has her brain now 'gone'?

 


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Frankie Dettori - for his 7 timer at Ascot.

Linda Lusardi - actually for the same thing.


 

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Originally posted by YT

Good call. I will look for a copy (not sure I'm keen on the sad ending though). I'm aware that he had a monumental career - surely reaching its peak with the Christmas advert for 'Famous Names' liqueur chocolates

[Link]

give this a go.
very T-T !

 


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Then leave home, get a job & pay your own bills, while you still know everything.

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Originally posted by Badger11

I almost picked Flo hers is an interesting story.

For those that don't know:

1. Most people think of "The lady with the lamp" mopping the brow of a dying soldier and writing a letter home to the family. Whilst that is true the image of the gentle woman isn't.
2. Her character was more accurately like Margaret Thatcher and it had to be the Crimea was no place for shrinking violets and nurses were treated by doctors as joke because they had no formal training.
3. At Scutari she didn't save lives, cholera was rife and she and the rest of the staff didn't know why. Soldiers came in with gunshot wounds and died of disease.
4. She came from a well off family with political connections. She used those connections and especially the Times to highlight the plight of the wounded soldiers and demand a government enquiry.
5. When she got back she elbowed her way on to the commission which for a woman was almost unheard of.
6. At the time doctors didn't understand how disease was transmitted and had some odd ideas. She shared those opinions. During the commission some doctors put forward the revolutionary theory that we now accept about infectious diseases. This I think is why she deserves to be a "great" Flo listened and made the connection with her personal experiences. Then you have the fury of the convert.
7. She established modern nursing in the UK which spread out over the Empire. She made it a respectable profession for middle class women.
8. During the American civil war she advised the Union army on medical matters and this led to the founding of modern nursing there where she is as revered and well known as here.
9. She became an icon to the suffragette movement which was ironic as she like Margaret Thatcher didn't have a very high opinion of women.

In summary modern nursing across the world owes a lot to her and all because a woman realised she was wrong.

She was also a skilled mathematician and a pioneer in statistical graphics including a specialised form of the pie chart.

 

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