Ada Lovelace was a woman two centuries before her time, pioneering the science behind whatever it is you’re reading this on. The true motherboard of computer science.
Very few artists allow you to travel back in time, but the warm charm of Al Bowlly instantly drags you back to the optimistic sepia blur of the 1920s.
Émile Zola was a man who escaped definition. A writer, activist, philosopher of some renown, he even ceased living in a memorable manner. Bloody overachievers.
Sappho has many labels: the muse of thousand poets, the godmother of feminism, the pioneer of sexual freedom. But who was she?
Social commentator, novelist, orator. With the doco based on him now in the Oscars discussion, why not get better acquainted with James Baldwin.
You may not know the name, but you’ve definitely heard of him: Ennio Morricone has scored the most iconic films of our time, and today he’s soundtracking your breakfast. Lucky you.