Interview with the late Professor Elinor Ostrom, to date the only woman to win the Nobel for economics, on environmental issues, commons and her time at Beverley Hills High. The interview took place in the Excel centre, London. March 2012. Sadly Professor Ostrom died in June 2012, she was a visionary who put her ideas into practice dedicated to creating a sustainable future for all based on human creativity. She discussed some of her key ideas with humour and clarity with Derek Wall.