WHEN cold grips the land, and the summer birds have gone to the warm south, there still remain many of our English birds that brave out the winter in our midst. It is of their life during tho winter months, and the part that the evergreens play in providing them with food and shelter, that Mr. Parker will talk this afternoon.
NO branch of the question to which this series of talks is devoted is more important than that with which Professor Mottram will deal this afternoon, for one may care for the growing generation in every other way and yet ruin all one's work by not understanding the elementary principles of diet. Professor Mottram, who will be remembered for his series of talks last winter, on ' Everyday Problems of Food,' is the author of 'Food and the Family,' and one of tho leading authorities on diet and health.
AFTER Byron and Sidney, Mr. Squire comes to a very modern soldier-poet-Rupert Brooke, who died at Scyros during the war. Educated at Rugby, and afterwards at Cam-bridge (where he became a Fellow of King's), he was overtaken by the war when only twenty-seven; ho served with the Royal Naval Division at Antwerp, sailed for Gallipoli in 1915, and died suddenly of blood poisoning at Seyros in April, the same year. Young as he was. he left behind him some of the best known and most frequently-quoted of modern poems. His first volunfe was published in 1911, but it was the posthumous war poems, 1914, and other Poems, that made his reputation with the general public.
Selections from ' Tom Jones ' (Edward German), played by the Olof Sextet. 'Hepzibah Hen makes a Friend '-another Farmyard Story (Olwen Bowen). ' Zoo Husbands — Poor Things,' with Leslie G. Mainland as Chief Sympathizer
IN the fifth talk of his series Professor Cramp will describe the great changes in the transmission of electrical power that came about with the invention and improvement of the alternating current, and he will also consider how much further improvement is possible on the methods in use today.
JAPAN the country which has modernized itself within a generation, and begun to compete with the Western States without abandoning its historic traditions, is one of the most interesting of the nations of today. Dr. Whymant has had many opportunities of observing life in modern Japan, where he spent five years as a Professor under the Japanese Board of Education., Ho has written several books on the Far East and its languages, translated into English many Chinese, Japanese, Mongolian and Polynesian works, and for four years acted as translator of the Japanese New Year Contest poems. In addition, he has frequently broadcast from WEAF in New York.
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