Lord Byron

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Original painting by Sophie McKay Knight, with imagery contributed by women scientists from the University of St Andrews – part of the Chrysalis project coordinated by Mhairi Stewart.

“Why are women bad at maths?” You might remember that corny joke that did the rounds donkeys of years ago. You might even remember its punchline. It t(...)

Delacroix: a detail from July 28, 1830: Liberty Leading the People. Courtesy of the Louvre, Paris

France had not held a major retrospective of Eugène Delacroix’s work since the centenary of his death in 1963. An exhibition at the Louvre this spring(...)

Theatre Lovett’s ‘Frnknstn’ by Michael West, at the Abbey Theatre from August 17th to  September 1st. Photograph: Ros Kavanagh

In the 200 years since its publication, Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein has proved itself endlessly malleable. Regarded as the foundational text of Gothic(...)

Words we should use more often. Amplush: An Irish dialectical term that sounds like a mixture of “ambush” and “impasse”, this can be a bit of both. (...)

A videograb of Thierry Henry’s handball that led to France’s goal against the Republic of Ireland in the 2010 Fifa World Cup play off. Photograph:  Sky Sports

Hard-core football fans are not typically associated with critical thinking but they love to quote the French-Algerian philosopher Albert Camus when h(...)

Daniel McNally and Rory Gallagher in Ballyshannon

We all learned in school about the Danzig Corridor and its role as one of the catalysts of the second World. Less well publicised, then and still, was(...)

Taxi drivers stand next to their cabs lined up at Castellane Square during a protest against private hire services in Marseille, southern France, on January 28, 2016. Taxi drivers are angry at competition from taxi app company Uber. Photograph: Christine Poujoulat/AFP/Getty Images

Imagine,” said the London cabbie, “that Uber had been operating for 20 years. And I came along with my black cab. My product was less comfortable, you(...)

The 300-acre Venetian Cazen estate, which in the early 1800s was the secret love nest of Lord Byron and the banished Countess Guiccioli

The story of how a Limerick woman became the chatelaine of an imposing Venetian villa on the Po delta began on a train to Rome in the 1960s. Elaine W(...)

 Ada Lovelace: computer genius and daughter of Lord Byron

Those unfortunate people who think coincidence is a sound reason for betting on horses – and I’m one, occasionally – may be interested in tonight’s 6.(...)

Girls don’t see the people who are in technology careers like the people in the ‘Big Bang Theory’, says Cathal Grogan, managing director, Verify Recruitment.

Why don’t more girls go into technology careers? The organisers behind a new Irish schools programme called the Ada Lovelace Initiative (ALI) believe (...)

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