Sir Richard Sykes

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Sue Lawley's guest this week is Sir Richard Sykes. The chairman of Glaxo Welcome, as a boy he was not a natural scholar, until he went to work at the pathology laboratory of his local hospital. Understanding the application of science led him to become a research scientist at Glaxo Welcome. He describes how later the Board Room lured him away from the lab, and how he came to mastermind one of the most audacious take-overs in the city.

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

Favourite track: Second Movement from Cello Concerto in B Minor by Antonin Dvořák
Book: The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin
Luxury: Telescope

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45 minutes

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Fri 10 Dec 1999 09:00


Role Contributor
PresenterSue Lawley
Interviewed GuestSir Richard Sykes

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