An outstanding palaeontologist and natural historian, Richard’s fascinating memoir A Curious Boy: The Making of a Scientist takes us on a journey from botany and birds to fossils, and fungi. A great brown trout caught by his father opened his world to fish, streams, and rivers. A blue thrush’s egg took him into the world of birds. A wonderful life charmingly recounted by a Festival favourite and Henley resident.
Interviewed by Jon Ryan.