Spiru Haret

Continuing with our Romanian theme, here’s a picture of Spiru Haret (well, a picture of his statue near the university). Spiru (1851 – 1912) was a scientist and mathematician who revolutionised the education system in Romania by setting up schools for young children as well as adults.

Head and Shoulders

Corneliu Coposu was born in Transylvania in 1916, he played a key role in uniting Transylvania with the Romanian state. He was a keen proponent of tolerance and inclusivity, which lead him into a political life. He spent many years in prison for his beliefs, including an eight year stint in solitary confinement.

The Lone Highlander

The 1745 Jacobite Rising began on the very spot this statue stands, upon the shores of Loch Shiel in the Highlands of Scotland. Bonnie Prince Charlie arrived here and began the uprising which ultimately ended in failure at the Battle of Culloden about eight months later.