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[Xmca-l] Re: now out in paperback

I had to look up Alice Kober. Cigarettes again - somewhere there is a
paper waiting to be written about the contribution of tobacco paper and
packets to academic endeavour. This BBC article is a good summary of the
story: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-22782620

In my youth I was well aware of both Ventris and his Cambridge
collaborator Chadwick. Needless to say the intrusion of a woman into
their research efforts was never mentioned, despite Ventris properly
acknowledging her contribution.

One of Chadwick's key contributions to the decipherment was the
introduction of cryptological methods honed at Bletchley during the
second world war. He was one of many Cambridtge dons who found their way
there. I was taught by several of them in the seventies, including
briefly Chadwick, whose teaching skills, sadly, did not match his
research abilities. (The same could be said of many Cambridge dons,


On 29/01/2015 22:42, Annalisa Aguilar wrote:
Alice Kober

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