THE writing of history has undergone an amazing transformation since the days when Macaulay and Gibbon rolled o*t their sonorous periods, and since that more recent era When painstaking historians subordinated their science to that of economics, archaeology, ethnology, anthropology or any other that chose to invade the field. The change to the newer style of history, which uses a vast knowledge of the period and its most ephemeral social modes to etch a speaking likeness of a real man, is the work of two men—Mr. Guedalla and Mr. Lytton Strachey. This evening Mr. Guedalla, the author of 'The Second Empire,' ' Palmerston,' 'A Gallery ' and ' Independence Day,' will explain his views on the writing of history, which have been so often and so virulently attacked, especially by historians of the academic school. As a speaker whose brilliance has been undisputed ever since he was President, of the Union at Oxford, he has every opportunity of making out a convincing case.
BACH, played by JAMES
Chromatic Fantasia and Fugue (Continued)
Prelude and Fugue in D
Europe) througlo.it the Ages—I, The Home of the Greek'
THIS is the first of a J- new series of talks in which the growth of European civilization and modern political organization in the last twenty-five centuries will be described. Mr. Xorman Baynes , who is Reader in the History of the Roman Empire at University College, London, will deal with the Ancient World, up to the fall of Rome ; Miss Eileen Power with the Middle Ages; and Mr. D. C. Somervell with the period from the Renaissance to modern times. In this evening's talk Mr. Baynes will tell of the background, geographical and political, in which the Greeks developed the most famous city-states in ' the history of the world.
Six Songs, with Pianoforte Accompaniment
Words by A. E. HOUSMAN. Music by JOHN IRELAND
Sung by GEORGE PARKER (Baritone)
Accompanied by the Composer
THE six songs in this cycle are settings of words by A. E. Housman , the Professor of Latin at Cambridge, whose Shropshire Lad poems have been set by several composers.
The First, The Lent Lily, is an invitation to :—
' come out to ramble
The hilly brakes around ... And bear from hill and valley The daffodil away
That dies on Easter day.'
The Second, Ladslove, begins :—
'Look not in my eyes, for fear
They mirror true the sign I see,
And there you find your face too clear, And love it and be lost like me.'
In the Third, Goal and Wicket, the lad tries <o lose his sorrow in games.
The Vain Desire is the title of the Fourth.
In the Fifth song. The Encounter, the bystander tells of a chance look that passes between him and a soldier marching through the street with his company.
The final song, Epilogue, is very short :--
' You smile upon your friend today, Today his ills are over ...' 'Tis late ... to smile
But better late than never.
I shall have lived a little while Before I die for ever.'
MISCHA MOTTE (The Anglo-French Entertainer)
FRED LEWIS (In Impersonations)
THE THREE CLEFS (Harmony and Syncopation)
MARION and HERBERT (Entertainers)
MARIO DI PIETRO (Mandoline and Banjo)
8.0 8.30 Dr. P. SARGANT
FLORENCE : ' Men and Machines—I, Tho Modern Factory '
MODERN industry had been in full blast, with power-plants, mass-production, and factory labour, for the better part of a century
. before anyone began to make a serious study of the question of organizing the work so as to provide the maximum of convenience for tho worker, and, in consequence, the maximum output from him. Industrial psychology is now, however, the subject of considerable research, and' Dr.Sargant Florence is ono of its pioneers. He has carried out official investigations for the British and United States Governments, and he is the author of two important books, ' The Economics of Fatigue and Unrest,', and ' Economics and Human Behaviour.' In this series of talks he will discuss the chief problems of industrial psychology, starting today with ' 'The Modern Factory,' and going on to such subjects as ' Hiring and Firing,' ' Why wo Work and Why we Rest,' and The Toll of Accidents and Ill-Health.'
Abridged for Broadcasting The Cast will include : IVAN' BERLYN. WINIFRED EVANS , MATTHEW FOR. SYTH, HENRY LE GRAND, ALICE DE GREY, ERNEST HAINES , S. CREAGH HENRY, CARLETON HOBBS , A. LUBIMOFF , HERBERT LUGG , WILLIAM MACREADY , ERIC MAXON , NANCY PRICE, HERBERT Rows. ABRAHAM SOFAER ,and HARCOURT WILLIAMS.
Scene : England, wards France.