Who? May 21, 2020 9:29 AM

Sad, another victim of COVID-19. For what I read, she was truly smart. Had the good luck of living at Oxford, a very nice place to live for people that appreciates knowledge.

Who? May 21, 2020 9:30 AM

Of course I wanted to write that “she had the good luck of living at Oxford.”

Trudi Fenster-Klotz May 21, 2020 5:25 PM

The sizes, angles, depths, and colors of the books shown in rhe lead photo at the referenced Scotsman link encode Mitchell’s decipherment of Linear A.

Mike May 22, 2020 10:35 PM

I don’t have daughters – just smart grand-daughters. And if I wanted them to choose a ‘hero’ to follow, I think it would be the likes of Ann Mitchell. Obviously extremely intelligent and talented, and not prepared to submit to the – then – norms of society’s view of what a female’s role should be. Understated about her huge assistance to the Allied war effort, and yet not prepared to ‘sit on her laurels’ after the war, she typifies everything you’d want for your – female – children. A sad loss, and more so to such a dreadful disease.

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