Wednesday 22 February 2017

Brunel deserves place in top 10

Published 15/04/2010 | 05:00

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

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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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