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Classic Desert Island Discs: Dame Cicely Saunders

Another chance to listen to the Hospice Movement founder speaking to Sue Lawley in 1995.

Another chance to listen to the founder of the Hospice Movement speaking to Sue Lawley in 1995. Dame Cicely Saunders talks 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.

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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