Professor Sir George Porter

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The castaway in this week's Desert Island Discs is scientist Professor Sir George Porter. Currently President of the Royal Society, he'll be talking to Sue Lawley about his route from the local school - a tin shack called the Tin Lizzie, in the mining village in which he was born - to Nobel Prize winner for chemistry in 1967, and discussing the parlous state of science and science teaching in the 1990s.

[Taken from the original programme material for this archive edition of Desert Island Discs]

Favourite track: The Ode To Joy (Symphony No 9) by Ludwig van Beethoven
Book: Non-Equilibrium Thermo Dynamics by Prigogine
Luxury: Computer, paper and pen

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40 minutes

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Fri 16 Mar 1990 09:05

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Role Contributor
PresenterSue Lawley
Interviewed GuestProfessor Sir George Porter

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