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Relayed from Westminster Abbey

: Special Talk to Secondary Schools: 'Engineering and Scientific Fallacies,' by A. S. E. ACKERMANN

PEOPLE sometimes talk as though ignorance and credulity died with the passing of the Middle Ages, and nowadays everybody had sound reasons for everything that he believed. As a matter of fact, even in the exact sciences there are many delusions and fallacies still widely prevalent, and Mr. Ackermann 's talks will be devoted to exposing some of these.


: Songs by KATB
WINTER. The Notice Board ' (E. V. Lucas), told by T. C. L. Farrar. ' Why Not Zoo Pets t a Query (with explanations) by L. G. Mainland

: Mrs. MARY AGNES HAMILTON : ' New Novels '

THE fortnightly talks by Mr. Desmond McCarthy , the B.B.C.'s literary critic, have proved so popular that it has been decided to extend the time given to notices of books. Mr. McCarthy, in his talks, has no time to deal adequately with new novels, so in future Mrs. Mary Agnes Hamilton (who is equally well known as a novelist and as an economist, in which latter capacity she was a member of the Balfour Committee on British Trade and Industry) will relieve him of this part of the task. Fiction-fiends should now postpone the composition of their library lists until they have heard her review.

: The Foundations of Music


: Sir OLIVER LODGE: Pioneers in Astronomy-II, Tycho Brahe '

IN this, the second of his new series of talks, Sir Oliver Lodge will describe the achievements of Tycho Brahe, the eccentric Danish scientist of the sixteenth century, who was the first modern astronomer to carry out systematic observations over a lengthy period. He also made a gallant endeavour to effect a compromise between the Ptolemaic and Copernican systems of the movements of the earth and the sun.


By William Shakespeare
Abridged and Arranged. Produced by HOWARD ROSE
Persons represented :
Tailor, Haberdasher, and Servants attending on Baptista and Petruchio
Scene : Padua, and Petruchio's country house

: Mr. A. G. GARDINER : Some Personal Sketches-I, Sir J. M. Barrio

MANY years ago Mr. Gardiner established
himself as an unrivalled analyst of the characters of public men with his ' Prophets, Priests and Kings.' Since then he has become equally well known as a writer on many subjects under his own name and under his pseudonym, ' 'Alpha of the Plough.' In this series of talks he will return to his earliest métier and give character-studies of some of the people most prominently and permanently in the public eye.


A Running Commentary on the International Boxing Contest
Relayed from
Conducted by D. WALTON O' DONNELL
(TEDDY BALDOCK , the Bantam-Weight
Champion of the world, and the most popular boxer of the rising generation, in meeting Willie Smith , the Bantam-Weight Champion of South Africa, in a twenty-round contest at 8 st. 8 Ibs. The match during its progress will be described from the ring-side and it is expected that the broadcast will begin at about 9.35 o'clock.
An article by Mr. E. B. Osborn , in which the form and chances of the two boxers are discussed, will be found on page 587.

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