Relayed from WESTMINSTER ABBEY
THE series of talks, of which this is the first, will deal with half-a-dozen different aspects of the same thing—what can be done, and what is being done. for the growing generation. This afternoon Mrs. Trevelyan, the wife of the well-known historian, and herself a writer and speaker, well known in this sphere, will talk about Play Centres, a subject in which much interest has been taken of late, and future talks in the series will deal with such topics as Nursery Schools, the care of babies, fresh air and sunlight, and food for the growing child.
IN the first of this series of talks, last month,
Mr. Squire (the poet, essayist, and literary critic) talked of Byron. This time, his subject is Sir Philip Sidney - as different a type as can be imagined, considering that, like Byron, he was a poet and an aristocrat who died in war. To the popular mind, Byron is the type of the wicked nobleman amongst poets, as Sidney is of the scholar-gentleman. How much truth there is in this view will emerge from Mr. Squire's talk this afternoon.
From the Astoria Cinema
Played by JAMES CHING
Toccata and Fugue in C Minor
A HUNDRED years ago electrical engineering as a science was in the cradle, and as a profession it was still unborn. Now, of course, it is one of the most important of the applied sciences and a profession that attracts more recruits every year.
In this series of talks Professor Cramp (who, besides b iig Professor of Electrical Engineering at Birmingham University, is a consulting engineer of many years' experience) will trace this astounding progress, beginning this evening with tho state of knowledge as it was in 1827, after the achievements of Franklin, Coulomb, Volta, and Ampère—which, in the case of the last two, had left their names inscribed in the electrical vocabulary for all time.
HUBERT EISDELL (Tenor), MARIE WILSON
(Violin), EDITH PENVILLE (FJute)
EDITH PENVILLE Air and Couranto - Krouke
HUBERT EISDELL The night has a thousand eyes - Lambert
If thou wert blind . - Johnson
The death of Robin Hood - Pain
Flowers of Forgetfulness - Cadman
MARIE WILSON Avo Maria - Schubert, arr. Wilhelmj
Rondino - Beethoven, arr. Kreisler
Liebesfreud (Love's Joy) - Kreisler
EDITH PENVILLE Impromptu - Anderson
The Lark - Tchaikovsky
HUBERT EISDELL Bird songs at Eventide - Eric Coates
Come you, Mary ! - Craxton
The dreams of London - Eric Coates
MARIE WILSON The Gentle Maiden (Irish Air) - arr. Cyril Scott
Schön Rosmarin (Lovely Rosemary) - Kreisler
Waltz in A - Brahms
Molly on the Shore (Irish Reel) - arr. Grainger
EDITH PENVILLE Valse-Caprice - D. S. Wood
Paraphrase - Demessermann
Mr. HENRY W. NEVINSON:
ALBANIA as an independent State is a very recent newcomer to the society of nations, but her short history is studded with stirring events—wars and revolts, frontier incidents and treaties revised and revised again. Before this last development, Albania was for centuries tho mountain home of a race of wild and hardy hill-men, whose allegiance to the Ottoman Empire was never more than nominal, and both the country and its inhabitants are pre-eminently picturesque. Mr. Nevinson is one of the foremost literary travellers of this century; his long record of service as a war-correspondent in all parts of the world has given him experience and observation without ever dulling his appreciation of new things, and his very fine prose style gives his writing a permanent place in the literature of travel.
EARL HAIG'S Poppy DAY FUND
T)OPPY DAY is one of the occasions on which we all agree, and Earl Haig 's Fund is a good cause that needs no canvassing. Tonight the Prince of Wales will merely remind his hearers of that occasion and of the special importance of the cause this year.
An Operetta in Three Acts adapted by FRED THOMPSON
(From the Book of HERMAN HALLER and RIDEAMUS)
(Lyrics by ADRIAN Ross and DOUGLAS FURBER )
(Additional Lyrics by ROBERT C. THARP )
Music by EDWARD KUNNEKE
Abridged for Broadcasting
THE WIRELESS CHORUS and THE WIRELESS
Conducted by JOHN ANSELL
ACT I. The Garden of Julia's house (Night).
ACT II. The Terrace of Julia's house (Morning).
ACT III. The Garden again (Morning).