Friday, September 15, 2006

So farewell then, Raymond Baxter

I am sure there are many people who owe the beginnings of their interest in science to Raymond Baxter, who died today in the Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading.

He presented Tomorrow's World, at a pivotal time, with great enthusiasm and authority. He was also a Spitfire pilot during the war. For several years he commentated on the Remberance Day Eve parade at the Royal Albert Hall.

He was very much a gentleman of the old school, but was able to communicate an enthusiasm for science with impeccable charisma and clarity.

1 comment:

  1. He reminds me of a time when there were so many great new vehicles of every type around - everything in cars from the Mini to the Aston Martin and the Routemaster, everything in aviation from the Harrier to the Jumbo Jet and Concorde, at sea we had hovercraft and the QE2, and so much in space...

    The 60s - great TV personalities, great machines, good music, good books, lousy architecture.