Inheritance: Give it up or pass it on? – Radio 4

Bronwen Maddox meets the environmentalist Tom Burke, who plans to pass on the majority of his legacy to his passion: supporting bird life. Tom was brought up on a council estate in Plymouth, and didn’t inherit any money from his parents. He says hard work, luck and the property price […]

Tom Burke remembering his friend Lord Peter Melchett who has died at the age of seventy – Radio 4 – Last Word – 7 September 2018.

What Peter really did was take Greenpeace into the big league. He was an extraordinary person who combined a deep analytical intelligence with a very profound moral clarity. He was a leader, he wasn’t a manager, and he lead the organisation extremely well. He had a really good political instinct […]