Heinz Siegfried Wolff(1928-2017), Scientist and broadcaster
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Bioengineer. Born in Berlin, Wolff was a child refugee from Nazi Germany, arriving in Britain on the day the Second World War was declared. His work sought solutions to human problems, be those of a patient in hospital, an astronaut, a deep-sea diver, a person with a disability or the elderly. He was best known to the public through his popularisation of science on television, particularly The Great Egg Race. As a test of powers of improvisation and ingenuity to engineering problems - with humorous moments - the programme mirrored his own personality.