Philippa Scott

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Phillippa Scott, Lady Scott (born Felicity Philippa Talbot-Ponsonby;[1] 22 November 1918 – 5 January 2010) was a British champion of wildlife conservation and the widow of Sir Peter Scott.

Born in Bloemfontein, South Africa, she married Scott in 1951. She was Honorary Director of the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust, founded in 1948 by Sir Peter. Philippa Scott was also a professional wildlife photographer, President of the Nature in Art Trust,[2] scuba diver [3] and an associate of the Royal Photographic Society.

Scott died, aged 91, in Slimbridge, Gloucestershire.[4]


  • The Art of Peter Scott (completely revised in 2008)
  • Lucky Me (autobiographical)
  • So Many Sunlit Hours (autobiographical)


Portrait of Philippa Scott[edit]

Scott agreed to sit for a portrait head in clay by Jon Edgar at her home in Slimbridge in February 2007 as part of the sculptor's environmental series[5] of heads. A bronze was unveiled at the Slimbridge Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust visitor centre on 6 December 2011.


  1. ^ The
  2. ^ "Nature in Art - Trust". Nature in Art Trust. Retrieved 23 March 2010. 
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  4. ^ "Lady Scott: conservationist and photographer". The Times. 18 January 2010. Retrieved 20 February 2010. 
  5. ^ authors, various (2008). Responses - Carvings and Claywork - Jon Edgar Sculpture 2003-2008. UK: Hesworth Press. ISBN 978-0-9558675-0-7. 

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