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Dame Cicely Saunders

Sue Lawley's castaway is Dame Cicely Saunders, the founder of the Hospice movement.

The castaway in Desert Island Discs this week is the founder of the Hospice Movement Dame Cicely Saunders. She'll be talking to Sue Lawley about her schooldays at Roedean, how she trained as a nurse and much later, as a doctor. When she was 29 she fell in love with a young patient dying of cancer, who bequeathed her a legacy of £500. Starting with that bequest, she raised enough money for a new kind of hospice dedicated to care for the dying. There are now 190 similar hospices throughout the country.

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

Favourite track: Symphony No 7 in A Major by Ludwig van Beethoven
Book: The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations
Luxury: Pen and paper

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40 minutes

Last on

Fri 10 Feb 1995 09:05

Music Played

  • Frédéric Chopin

    Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor

    • Chopin Piano Concertos.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
  • Paul Robeson

    Swing Low, Sweet Chariot

    • Ol Man River.
    • Conifer.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    St Matthew Passion

    • Kathleen Ferrier: St Mathew Passion.
    • Decca.
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    The Lark Ascending

    • Vaughan Williams.
    • Telarc.
  • Franz Schubert

    Auf dem See, D543

    • Ein Schubert - Goethe - Liderabend.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
  • Castaway's Favourite

    • Ludwig van Beethoven

      Symphony No. 7 in A major

      • Beethoven Symphony No 7.
      • Deutsche Grammophon.
  • Joseph Haydn

    The heavens are telling (from The Creation)

    • Haydn - The Creation.
    • EMI.
  • John Rutter

    Lux Aeterna from The Requiem

    • The Requiem.
    • Collegium Records.
  • Book Choice

    • The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations

  • Luxury Choice

    • Pen and paper

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Presenter Sue Lawley
Interviewed Guest Cicely Saunders

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