Continuous Quiz: High Brow

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Re: Continuous Quiz: High Brow

Postby Chris » Wed Jun 13, 2012 7:24 pm

Giza, on the outskirts of Cairo?
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Re: Continuous Quiz: High Brow

Postby NickM » Wed Jun 13, 2012 7:56 pm

Cairo (not Giza) since I know that there is an opera house in Cairo.

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Re: Continuous Quiz: High Brow

Postby Dannygraver » Thu Jun 14, 2012 8:40 am

Nick gets it with "The Cairo Opera House".

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Re: Continuous Quiz: High Brow

Postby NickM » Sat Jun 16, 2012 10:56 am

Who was the first woman in Britain to be a professional scientist? (I.e. to be paid for doing scientific work.)

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Re: Continuous Quiz: High Brow

Postby lhermann » Sat Jun 16, 2012 3:46 pm

Interesting! Countess Ada Lovelace? Or was she unpaid

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Re: Continuous Quiz: High Brow

Postby NickM » Sat Jun 16, 2012 5:10 pm

Not Ada. As the wife of an Earl, I suspect she had other sources of income.

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Re: Continuous Quiz: High Brow

Postby dxdtdemon » Sat Jun 16, 2012 11:04 pm

I think this was the sister of Robert Boyle, whose first name may have been Katharine?

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Re: Continuous Quiz: High Brow

Postby NickM » Sat Jun 16, 2012 11:46 pm

That's not the answer I have. (Very interesting, though. I confess that I'd not previously heard of Katherine Boyle.)

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Re: Continuous Quiz: High Brow

Postby NickM » Mon Jun 18, 2012 11:05 pm

The woman in question was working before Ada Lovelace, but not as long ago as Katherine Boyle.

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Re: Continuous Quiz: High Brow

Postby Wytch » Mon Jun 18, 2012 11:19 pm

Was it Mme Lavoisier, wife of Antoine? Her first name escapes me....
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