Episode from the podcastDesert Island Discs

Professor Sir Jeremy Farrar

Released Sunday, 6th December 2020
Good episode? Give it some love!
Professor Sir Jeremy Farrar is Director of the Wellcome Trust, a global charitable foundation which funds scientific research. He is a member of Sage, the scientific group currently advising the government on Covid-19.

He is the youngest of six children and was born in Singapore. His mother was an artist and his father was a teacher, who worked around the world, and the family lived in New Zealand, Cyprus and Libya.

After struggling to win a place a medical school, he trained as a doctor in London and then moved to Edinburgh to work as a neurologist. He switched to public health and was for 18 years the Director of the Oxford University Clinical Research Unit in Vietnam, where he worked on infectious diseases, including the re-emergence of bird flu in 2004. He was knighted for services to global health in 2019, and is a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences and a Fellow of The Royal Society.

DISC ONE: Under The Boardwalk by The Rolling Stones
DISC TWO: The World Service Lillibulero theme, composed by Henry Purcell
DISC THREE: Muezzin Call To Prayer, recorded by David Fanshawe
DISC FOUR: Ulysses by Alfred, Lord Tennyson, read by Sir Simon Russell Beale
DISC FIVE: Mallai Chroch Shli by Duncan Chisholm
DISC SIX: Nabucco: Chorus Of The Hebrew Slaves from Verdi's Nabucco, by the Chicago
Symphony Chorus, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Sir Georg Solti
DISC SEVEN: 7 Seconds by Youssou N'Dour & Neneh Cherry
DISC EIGHT: Love under the Moonlight by The Khac Chi Ensemble

BOOK CHOICE: Other Men's Flowers: An Anthology of Poetry by A. P. Wavell
LUXURY ITEM: A cricket bowling machine
CASTAWAY'S FAVOURITE: Love under the Moonlight by The Khac Chi Ensemble

Presenter Lauren Laverne
Producer Sarah Taylor

Episode Reviews

This episode hasn't been reviewed yet. You can add a review to show others what you thought.

This podcast, its content, and its artwork are not owned by, affiliated with, or endorsed by Podchaser.
Rate Episode

Share This Episode

Recommendation sent

Join Podchaser to...

  • Rate podcasts and episodes
  • Follow podcasts and creators
  • Create podcast and episode lists
  • & much more

Moderator Stats

ID
80463801
Visibility
visible
Podcast ID
42135

Episode Details

Length
37m 11s
Explicit
No
Episode Type
Full

Episode Tags

Do you host or manage this podcast?
Claim and edit this page to your liking.