Wednesday 22 March 2017

Brunel deserves place in top 10

David Quinn asserted bizarrely that Isambard Kingdom Brunel has no place on a list of the 10 greatest Britons ever (Irish Independent, April 9).

Such an attitude typifies the contempt of the scribbling classes for engineering. Should we wonder why school students need incentives to choose engineering as a career?

Brunel is one of the very few engineers, anywhere in the world, whose name is well-known to the general public -- a century on from his heyday too.

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