May Brenner on When is Sydney Brenner Not working?
  May Brenner     Biography    
Recorded: 14 Jun 2005

Oh, yes, lots of things experiments failed or took too long or people were extremely unkind or disappointments. He always said when I’m happy and he said it early on, so I knew. When I’m happy, I rarely like to sit down and work. As you se him always sitting, always sitting, now his fingers on the computer but then it was pen and ink, it’s sometime pen and ink now. And when I’m unhappy and depressed, then I go and sit and work. So the riddle is, when is he not working; just in the in-between times.

May Brenner was married to Sydney Brenner from December 1952 until her death in January 2010. She was engaged in doing a Ph.D. in Psychology in London.