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
- True Blue.
Cedric Smith & Loreena McKennitt
- Quinland Road.
Sanctus (from Requiem)
Choir: Choir of King's College, Cambridge Orchestra: The New Philharmonia Orchestra Conducted: Sir David Willcocks
- Faure's Requiem.
The Bells of Rhymney
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
String Quartet in B flat major
Orchestra: Smetana Quartet
- String Quartet in B Flat Major.
Blowin' In The Wind
- Bob Dylan/The Band.
Der Atlas (from Schwanengesang)
Soloist: Ralph Kohn
- Schwanengesang & Other Selected Songs.
Orchestra: The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Capablanca's Hundred Best Games of Chess - Hans Golombek
Isle of Lewis chess set from The British Museum
|Interviewed Guest||Robert May|
- Sun 3 Mar 2002 11:15
- Fri 8 Mar 2002 09:00