scientist, inventor and best selling author,
originator of the Gaia
James Lovelock invented the Electron
Capture Detector, and designed the Life
Detection experiments for the first Martian
lander. The Science
Museum in London put on a year long
Exhibition of his work. He has written a
number of best selling books.
has visited Manning's Pit, and has many family
connections with it - all four of his children
and several of his grandchildren have walked
there many times.
He is now aged 102, and we are very grateful to
him for acting as one of our Judges.
His son John raised over £1000 with his
sponsored walk and his daughter Christine is
Chair of the Friends of Manning's Pit and
organiser of the Saki Short Story Competition.