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Professor Dame Carol Black

Kirsty Young interviews academic and policy advisor Professor Dame Carol Black.

Kirsty Young's castaway is Professor Dame Carol Black.

She is Principal of Newnham College, Cambridge, and is a special adviser to the Department of Health and Public Health England. She is also Chair of the Board of the Nuffield Trust, the health policy think tank.

She read History at Bristol University before beginning her medical career with encouragement from Dame Cecily Saunders, the founder of the hospice movement. She was Head of Rheumatology at London's Royal Free Hospital from 1989-1994, and was Medical Director of the hospital between 1995 and 2002. She's an international expert on scleroderma, a skin and tissue auto-immune disease, and is the second woman to become President of the Royal College of Physicians.

She was made a Dame in 2005 for her services to Medicine.

Producer: Cathy Drysdale.

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38 minutes

Last on

Fri 12 Feb 2016 09:00

Music Played

  • George Frideric Handel

    The Trumpet Shall Sound (from Messiah)

    Performer: John Tomlinson. Performer: The English Concert Choir. Conductor: Trevor Pinnock.
    • Messiah.
    • Polydor.
  • Francesco Cilea

    Lo son l’umile ancella (Adriana’s Aria)

    Performer: Renata Scotto. Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra. Conductor: James Levine.
    • Adriana Lecouvreur.
    • CBS.
  • Ted Nash Big Band


    • Chakra.
    • Plastic Sax.
  • Vincent Youmans

    Tea for Two

    Performer: Daniel Hiribarrondo.
    • La Danse Par Le Disque – Classe de Sylvia Dorame; Vol. 8.
    • Arion.
  • Bright Sheng

    The Song and Dance of Tears

    Performer: Hong Kong Philharmonic. Conductor: Bright Sheng.
    • The Blazing Mirage.
    • Naxos.

    • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

      Laudate Dominum

      Performer: Kiri Te Kanawa. Performer: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Colin Davis.
      • Vespere Solennes De Confessore.
      • Philips.
  • The Choir Of Trinity College, Cambridge

    There is No Rose

  • Gene Kelly

    Singin’ In The Rain

    • Singin’ In the Rain.
    • Snapper Music.

    The Assassin’s Cloak by Irene & Alan Taylor


    Chanel No. 19


Role Contributor
Presenter Kirsty Young
Interviewed Guest Carol Black
Producer Cathy Drysdale


  • Sun 7 Feb 2016 11:15
  • Fri 12 Feb 2016 09:00

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