Frank Rowntree compilation recordings. Part 4, Track 12.

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Frank Rowntree and the presenter discuss a recent report from the US which suggests that the dead should be launched into space. Rowntree uses this report to ask this question; what is the value of life? He comments on the value of investing in prolonging life and allocating resources accordingly. He mentions a recent mining tragedy when many resources were mobilised and the fact that specific individuals could be identified. In contrast, he theorises that it is harder to discuss groups of people such as 'the elderly' and secure resources.


Sheffield : BBC Radio Sheffield, 1972.

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1 encoded audio file (2.42 min.) : 44.1kHz.



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BBC Radio Sheffield 1972

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Under licence.

Language note

In English.

Creator/production credits

BBC Radio Sheffield.


Francis St. D. Rowntree 1928-1996 was awarded the OBE in 1986. In 1987 he was appointed Vice President of the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents and also Vice President of the Institute of Health.
For a period in the 1970s, Frank Rowntree was the Health Education Officer for Sheffield. He was invited into the BBC Radio Sheffield studios for a regular short weekly health spot.


Track 12 Time start: 00:00:00 Time end: 00:02:42 Length: 00:02:42


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