Old Masters / Sports

6: Sir Roger Bannister

A neurologist, he kept a phrenology head in his office as a reminder of human folly. “The human mind is filled with instances of ridiculous ideas which have taken hold.” And by the way, in the spring of 1954, he became the first man to run a four-minute mile. A conversation from our vault, refurbished to meet todays demanding standards. In audio quality if not in political leadership. 

Person: his son Thurstan
Place: Iffley Road track
Thing: a phrenology head
Randy’s Thing: Camelot, the song

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