Monday, March 29, 2010

Six Scots to Inspire Scottish Parliment

This is from a Scottish newspaper. The Scottish Parliament will name its committee rooms after historical persons who made a significant contribution to the nation.

The six names covers the fields of science, literature, education, medicine, economics, missionary work and exploration.

The following persons were chosen: Robert Burns, David Livingston, Sir Alexander Fleming, James Clark Maxwell, Mary Fairfax Somerville and Adam Smith.

The oak name-plates for the rooms are expected to cost over $4,000.00 each.

Most of the names should be familiar to our readers, but if you would like more information, let me know. Fleming, of course, discovered penicillin and is the only Nobel prize winner in the group.

(That story about Winston Churchill and Alexander Fleming is a nice story, but not true.)

Not sure about Mary Fairfax Somerville and James Clark Maxwell but will try and find out.

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