Speaker: Morris, William, 1946 - 0, Interviewee, Male, Microbiologist
Speaker: Hyde, Colin, Interviewer, Male
Summary of interview item: Describes early life in South Wales and stimlus to pursue a career in natural history. Talks about studying microbiology at Salford University and witnessing the effects of pollution upon wildlife. Outllines jobs at a vaccine company in Liverpool and as a microbiologist for Severn Trent Water (STW). Describes that interests in natural history, including trapping moths and bird watching, were helped by Don Hall Smith at New Walk Museum. Joined Hinckley Natural History Group (HNHG) and became chair of Leicester Entomological Society (LES). Mentions work of LES that has supported the research of Maggie Frankham and Frank Clark, and his current work on the Ashby canal and Father Desmond Murray from a local convent. Speaks about his natural history heroes and places of interest outside Leicestershire he has visited, including environmental concerns. Interview concludes with a description of his collections of natural history material and other family members that were also keen natural history enthusiasts.
Place of birth: Llanelli, Wales
Marital Status: Married, Children: Yes
Location: County: Leicestershire
Periods Covered: 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, 2000s
Recording Date: 26/2/2008
Playing time: 1 h, 11 mins, 40 secs
Access Restrictions: Full Consent Item Copyright: LCC
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