THE bat is an uncanny creature. It is a hybrid
. between bird and beast; it flies by night, and it can sleep as soundly and as lengthily (mid-autumn to late spring) as any creature alive. From the bat, Sir William Beach Thomas will go on to the other hibernating animals, including hedgehogs, dormice, squirrels, and wasps.
PUBLIC interest in aviation has reached unex-
J- arnpled heights this year, and .the Schneider Cup victory inspired great hopes for Britain's position as an air nation. Much, however, remains to be done before flying in this country can be considered to be established on a modern scale. Brigadier-General P. R. C. Groves , who gives this talk, was a Regular officer at the outbreak of war, when he joined the Royal Flying Corps, as it was then. During the war he served .in France, the Dardanelles, and the Middle East, and he became Director of Flying Operations at the Air Ministry in April, 1918. Since then he has been British Air Representative at the Peace Conference and on the Permanent Advisory Committee of the League of Nations.
THE last two talks in this series will be given by Dr. Potts, who is Psychological Expert to the Birmingham Justices, Hon. Physician to the Tavistock Clinic, and joint author of 'Mentally Deficient Children.' This evening he will discuss how far the nervous adolescent is the nervous child a stage later, and how he can be helped.
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