IN this series of talks
Miss Ann Spice , is discussing those old favourites of our grandparents that still form the nucleus of every old-fashioned village library. In her first talk, her subject was Charles Reade 's 'The Cloister and the Hearth,' from which many of us got our first idea of life as it was lived in Europe in the fifteenth century. Today she deals with two of the standard novels of Victorian life-the two best-known work., of Mrs. Henry Wood.
THIS is the jubilee year of the St.
John's Ambulance Association, which was founded in 1877 by the Order of St. John of Jerusalem, itself one of the oldest societies in the world devoted to the care of the injured. Major-General Sir Percival Wilkinson , who gives the talk, is Secretary-General of the Order, of which he is a Knight of Grace, and he will give some interesting facts and figures relating to the work that the Ambulance Association has done and is doing now in its fiftieth year.
IN his third talk, Professor Swinnerton will tell one of the greatest chapters in the story of life: how the amphibious creatures first crept on to the solid earth, how they developed into the reptiles which dominated the globe throughout an age, to give place in turn to the mammals that constitute the highest development of life that we know. And side by side with the main line of evolution are the branch lines that sprang forth and died out, Jeavfng the sole record of their existence written in the rocks.
THE WIRELESS ORCHESTRA, conducted by JOHN ANSELL
THE plot of the Opera Euryanthe was made out of a thirteenth-century tale of knightly doings, full also of ghosts, fairies and suchlike legendary folk. The work did not hold the stage; its libretto was too silly, even for those days. But the Overture found and retained a place on the concert platform. In it, Weber strikes the notes oi chivalry and mystery. According to his characteristic plan, it contains fragments of the Opera's leading airs.
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