He reacted to tragedy with great risk. He invented bungee jumping and microlighting and competed in extreme and dangerous sports, always facing great dangers.
A brilliant scientist in her own right, she was part of a significant and pioneering family – but she gave it all up to become a horticulturalist. She was dedicated to preserving the legacy of her great grandfather.
An Oxford graduate, she became a pioneering Labour Councillor in Birmingham – the only woman to lead the council. She was Mayor of the city but was hated by the right-wing press.