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About Bob

Bob Brown successfully campaigned for a large increase in the protected wilderness areas of Tasmania. He led the Australian Greens from the party's foundation in 1992 until April 2012. He has set up the Bob Brown Foundation with his longtime partner Paul Thomas to promote environmental awareness.

Website: http://bobbrown.org.au

Letter to Hypatia of Alexandria

Dear Hypatia,

I first got to know you in 1977, on page 365 of Bertrand Russell’s 789 page tome, ‘A History of Western Civilization’. You rated one paragraph.

There are very few women in that three thousand years of history, drawn from the annals of men. But there you were, the world’s greatest mind on mathematics, astronomy and philosophy in 400 AD.
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