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keskiviikko 18. tammikuuta 2017

Discussion topic for Sampola class on Tuesday 26 September


General Information:

There will be no class on 17.10. The final class will be on 12.12.

The magazine/newspaper articles classes will be on 24.10 (not 03.10) and 07.11

Next class topic:

Who Are They?



Below is a list of names, some famous, some less so, but all of whom have interesting stories behind them. Some are still alive, others are dead. Select two or three and do some research to try to find out as much as you can about the details of their lives and what they have done or did. You can use internet (Wikipedia and Google) or an encyclopaedia to get you started.



Heston Blumenthal
Carol Ann Duffy
Martin Shkreli
Veronica Lake
Grace Hopper
Mary Anderson
Josephine Cochrane
Elizabeth Magie
Destiny Frasqueri
Morrissey
Simon Schama




For each of your chosen people, try to find information about as many of the topics below as possible:


Place and date of birth (and death)
Family background, parents, childhood experiences, siblings
Education, school, university, subjects studied, research
Early adulthood, first job, leaving home
Formative experiences or influences in their life
Romantic attachments
Marriage, family life, children
Greatest achievements, major events in life
Examples of their work
Sources where their work can be seen or found
Any lasting influence that their life and work has had




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