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Sue Lawley's castaway is President of the Royal Society Lord May.

This week's Sue Lawley's castaway is the President of the Royal Society, Lord May.

During his tenure as Chief Scientific Adviser to the Government, between 1995 and 2000, Bob May gained a reputation for speaking his mind on subjects ranging from GM foods to embryology. He chooses eight records to take to the mythical island.

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

Favourite track: Parsifal by Richard Wagner
Book: Capablanca's Hundred Best Games of Chess by Hans Golombek
Luxury: Isle of Lewis chess set from The British Museum

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45 minutes

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Fri 8 Mar 2002 09:00

Music Played

  • John Williamson

    True Blue

    • True Blue.
    • Southbound.
  • Cedric Smith & Loreena McKennitt

    Carrighfergus

    • Elemental.
    • Quinland Road.
  • Gabriel Fauré

    Sanctus (from Requiem)

    Choir: Choir of King's College, Cambridge Orchestra: The New Philharmonia Orchestra Conducted: Sir David Willcocks

    • Faure's Requiem.
    • EMI.
  • The Bells of Rhymney

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    String Quartet in B flat major

    Orchestra: Smetana Quartet

    • String Quartet in B Flat Major.
    • Denon.
  • Bob Dylan

    Blowin' In The Wind

    • Bob Dylan/The Band.
    • CBS.
  • Franz Schubert

    Der Atlas (from Schwanengesang)

    Soloist: Ralph Kohn

    • Schwanengesang & Other Selected Songs.
    • Priory.
  • Castaway's Favourite

    • Parsifal

      Orchestra: The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

  • Book Choice

    • Capablanca's Hundred Best Games of Chess - Hans Golombek

  • Luxury Choice

    • Isle of Lewis chess set from The British Museum

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Sue Lawley
Interviewed Guest Robert May

Broadcasts

  • Sun 3 Mar 2002 11:15
  • Fri 8 Mar 2002 09:00

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