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Thread #61622   Message #995058
Posted By: MartinRyan
01-Aug-03 - 11:38 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: No Irish Need Apply
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'No Irish Need Apply'
I remember asking at the time (a bit like the apostle's (?) "Lord, what must I do to achieve eternal life?": What do I need to become a brewer? . The answer was roughly: "Well, you need a degree nowadays - Oxbridge or, in hard years, Trinity will do. Subject doesn't matter - though Classics are good..". The then Brewer-in-charge of the laboratory was an Oxford classicist, as far as I remember. His assistant was actually a biochemist, oddly enough. It always seemed to me that he felt somewhat inferior because of this - and tried to compensate by spending his holidays hunting tiger in the Punjab!