Comments for en-gb 30 Sat 20 Sep 2014 01:09:07 GMT+1 A feed of user comments from the page found at Jane Mon 08 Nov 2010 21:45:16 GMT+1 Monica Sandor Regarding a comment in the IOT newsletter: be assured that innuendo (and more) was alive and well and thriving in the Middle Ages. Surely someone has make the point that the more a topic is off limits, the more it will emerge under the covers, as it were, in the form of allusion, innuendo, bawdy humour. Medieval goliard poetry - good ribald stuff in clerk's Latin - has plenty of innuendo. Chaucer and Boccaccio also give glimpses of the kind of bawdy allusions that were woven into storytelling. The stand-up comics of the Middle Ages, no doubt. And then there are the intriguing reproaches, heard in more than one medieval vernacular sermon, that lovers ought not to have their trysts in the dark corners or side chapels of churches. (Where else would the average medieval lover pair find a moment of privacy in otherwise crowded quarters, than in a darkish, cavernous church?) This is a healthy antidote to thinking that medieval people were "more Victorian than the Victorians". Prudes they were not. Sun 07 Nov 2010 00:48:03 GMT+1 jessieros Fascinating programme but sorry that Ada Lovelace didn't get a mention! Sat 06 Nov 2010 10:59:24 GMT+1 jessieros Sat 06 Nov 2010 10:54:11 GMT+1 Kevin OReilly This post has been Removed Thu 04 Nov 2010 21:22:19 GMT+1 Michael Love the show. This is unrelated to this particular episode, but I listen to the show via podcast, and the audio levels are really low. It's gotten to the point that I cannot listen to the show when I'm driving because my radio volume does not go up high enough (and I don't have the same problem with other podcasts). If there is any way to increase the volume on the podcast, that would be great. Thu 04 Nov 2010 20:37:33 GMT+1 anonymity Thu 04 Nov 2010 20:18:56 GMT+1 Cynthia I really enjoyed this programme but feel sad that my area of expertise was not covered i.e. geology. Ref to The role of women in the history of geology which I coedited in 2007 with Bettie Higgs could have been added to the list of references cited for further reading.ThanksProfessor Cynthia Burek Thu 04 Nov 2010 17:56:33 GMT+1 Newmark Andrew Clegg 9.56 a.m. The world's first one-way street was in Lima, Peru. Albermarle Street was just the first in London. Thu 04 Nov 2010 10:24:33 GMT+1 Newmark Hsuani 9.19 a.m. The BBC hasn't got its facts wrong. Although Royal Holloway and Bedford New College is still the official title, the college decided that for everyday purposes it should be called Royal Holloway, University of London.Similarly Queen Mary and Westfield College now call themselves Queen Mary, University of London. Thu 04 Nov 2010 10:16:00 GMT+1 Caro I think the reading list associated with this week's programe on the website is not for this programe. Can you put up the right one - this would also help the listener above. Thu 04 Nov 2010 10:04:41 GMT+1 Andrew Clegg Thanks for the painting URL. Where did I read that Albemarle St became the world's first one-way-street in order to regulate the carriage traffic of the wealthy women attending Davy's presentations? Maybe Holmes' Age of Wonder. Is there a book that deals specifically with the role of women in science in this period (and indeed later). I write school textbooks and this is an area that I'm always interested in bringing out Thu 04 Nov 2010 09:56:47 GMT+1 Cliff Bond In Our Time.Today’s program noted that scientific information was gathered by experimentation and observation based on repeatable results; information on the input of women seemed based on speculative interpretation and inference.Justification for the lack of input was based on exclusion from male institutions. Surely the only real justification is lack of mechanisms and social structures for self development Thu 04 Nov 2010 09:48:16 GMT+1 HBrealeyMcr Dear In Our Time and listeners,Here is the great painting you mentioned on today's programme. Thu 04 Nov 2010 09:37:07 GMT+1 hsuanl Women's education? What happened to Bedford College? I thought the full title of Royal Holloway was Royal Holloway and Bedford New College. As a graduate of Bedford College in 1985 I was glad to graduate from one of London's leading female colleges, we fought hard to maintain the college's title in the amalgamation process. It's a shame London University's memory is so short, (or has the BBC got its facts wrong) Thu 04 Nov 2010 09:19:43 GMT+1 Newmark In trailing In Our Time on the Today programme, Melvyn Bragg stated that Caroline Herschel was based in London.In fact she lived and worked in SLOUGH. Thu 04 Nov 2010 09:12:36 GMT+1