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'I want to die on my bike or while playing tennis'

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The purpose of going on living
Lewis Wolpert Scientist
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I have no real views as to the purpose of going on living now, and what I try to do is to find... to try and do something faintly useful, and it’s writing books, and I’m writing a book on aging, and what I’m worrying about is when my book on aging if finished, what will be my next book? I’d quite like to write one about sex, but my partner isn’t very keen on that. Another one is I think I might write a book on the nature of science, and try and make clear to the general public what science is really about.

Born in South Africa on October 19 1929, Lewis Wolpert CBE FRS FRSL is a developmental biologist, author, and broadcaster. He was educated at the University of Witwatersrand (BSc), Imperial College London, and at King's College London (PhD). He is currently Emeritus Professor of Biology as applied to medicine in the Department of Anatomy and Developmental Biology at University College London. In addition to his scientific and research publications, he has written about his own experience of clinical depression in Malignant Sadness: The Anatomy of Depression (1999).

Listeners: Eleanor Lawrence

Eleanor Lawrence is a freelance science writer and editor, and co-author of Longman Dictionary of Environmental Science.

Tags: ageing, writing

Duration: 34 seconds

Date story recorded: April 2010

Date story went live: 14 June 2010