MR. LLOYD JAMES , who is giving this se ies of Talks, is secretary to the Committee of Experts, including such notabilities as the Poet Laureate, Sir Johnston Forbes-Robertson , and Mr. George Bernard Shaw , that was appointed by the B.B.C. to decide, for the benefit of announcers, on the pronunciation of certain doubtful words.
Mr. George Bernard
Like Fenimore Cooper, Jules Verne is one of the authors dearest to the hearts of the boys of a generation or two ago. Amazingly prolific, one of the first authors to realize the fascination of science, gifted with an imagination that forestalled - in some respects with strange precision - the submarine and the helicopter, and a natural story-teller, he was an ideal author for boys. In 'Round the World in Eighty Days' he did not use his scientific imagination so freely as in, for instance, 'From the Earth to the Moon' or 'Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea,' but he wrote a rattling good story that still makes good reading when eighty days is time enough to make quite a leisurely journey round the world.
MISS RHODA POWER has now advanced to within two centuries of our own time, and in her Talk to-day she will describe features of village life, some of which have survived within the memory of many of us—the activities of the midwi e. the ' dame ' who kept the dame's school in her kitchen, the transport of livestock, and even poultry, to London on their own feet, and the real importance of the village fair.
: Songs by DALL
SMITH. 'The House at' Pooh Corner (A. A Milne) .
ROBINSON, ' Our Soil and Its Story.' S.B. from Birmingham
The Pianoforte Sonatas of Mozart
THIS is the fifth of Professor Mottram's series of talks on the scientific aspect of food.
To-day he will discuss the selection of the daily ration with a view to food values, and it is interesting to know that one can get a hundred calories by eating one medium-sized potato, half an ounce of butter, four-fifths of an ounce of cheese, half a glass of milk, one banana, six lumps of sugar, two small slices of white bread, half an-inch thick, or no fewer than a dozen oysters, if one's taste tends that way.
arranged by ERNEST LONGSTAFFE
Scene : A Cupboard in the Band Room at 2LO
The Players are :
at the ANNUAL DINNER OF THE CHAMBER Or SHIPPING
OF THE UNITED KINGDOM
Relayed from The Hotel Victoria, London
S.B. from Manchester
The AUGMENTED STATION ORCHESTRA, conducted by T. H. MORRISON
on UNIVERSITY MEN IN BUSINESS between
Mr. ERNEST WALLS and Mr. J. MAYNARD KEYNES with Sir ERNEST BENN in the Chair
THE subject of this discussion is one of real importance at the present day, when University men are invading the domains even .of retail trade, and all those taking part are particularly qualified to discuss it. Sir Ernest Benn , who himself was never at a University, has built up a great publishing business by methods that he has described in that interesting book, ' The Confessions of a Capitalist.' Mr. Ernest Walls , who is now Managing Director of the enormous firm of Lever Brothers, was at Oxford, and Mr. Maynard Keynes is, of course, a complete University man; ex-President of the Union at Cambridge and a Fellow of King's College there. Besides being one of the leading economists of the world (his book, ' The Economic Consequences of the Peace,' had a real political influence on both sides of the Atlantic), and the chief proprietor of the Nation, he can speak with authority on the modern business world, as he is Chairman of the National Mutual Life Assurance Society.
Mr. J. Maynard
THIS interesting experiment in thought-transference has been arranged by the Society for Psychical Research, and will be conducted by that eminent scientist and prominent psychicist, Sir Oliver Lodge , and by the Research Officer of the Society; Dr. V. J. Woolfey. An article by Dr. Woolley on the experiment appears on page 305.
Dr. V. J.