The castaway in Desert Island Discs this week is a man who spans our century. Aged 91, Max Nicholson has enjoyed careers in conservation, politics, journalism and the Civil Service.
But his great passion remains ornithology. As a tiny boy, his parents took him one rainy afternoon to see the stuffed birds in the Natural History Museum, and there his great obsession was born. He was a conservationist before anyone understood the idea of ecology. He's played major parts in the founding of the Nature Conservancy Council, the World Wildlife Fund and Sites of Special Scientific Interest.
[Taken from the original programme material for this archive edition of Desert Island Discs]
Favourite track: Symphony No 6 In F Major Op 68 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Book: The Phenomenon of Man by Pierre Teilhard De Chardin
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|Interviewed Guest||Max Nicholson|