' International' Affairs in the Twentieth Century ' (Relayed from Birmingham)
THIS is the second talk in Professor Noel Baker 's new series on International Affairs. In his first ho described the modern mechanism for the pacific settlement of international disputes, and today he will deal with another branch of international co-operation of almost equal importance. Outside the field of nationalistic politics there ai'o wide domains in which subsidiary organizations, set up by the League of Nations, do immensely valuable work, and it is of international efforts to cope with international problems of health, morality, and social welfare that he will talk today.
THE whole story of those literary curiosities, the Bronte sisters, who in their secluded homes on the Yorkshire moors wrote books that took the literary world by storm, is strange and hard to understand ; but of all their books ' Wuthering Heights' is themost surprising. Grim, powerful and sombre, this novel by a country clergyman's daughter has an atmosphere of suppressed passion and of brooding tear that no book ever written in the English language can surpass.
7.0 Mr. F. W. MILES : 'Hints to Allotment Holders '
THE allotment system has brought ' back to the land ' many a city dweller who would otherwise never have had the opportunity to I rojoice in contact with the soil and experience the age-old thrill of planting things in the earth and seeing them grow. Some allotment-holders are, of course, experts at the job, but many others have more zeal than science, and they will particularly appreciate this evening's talk. Mr. Miles-who gave some gardening talks last summer-is a well-known authority on such matters, and a lecturer to the Education Committee of the Hertford County Council.
' Europe throughout the Ages-The Age of the Despots'
A FTER the Renaissance and the Reformation came the Age of the Despots, when-possibly for its ultimate good-Europe was shaped and moulded into a system of centralized nation-staws by such men as Louis XIV and Frederick the Great. This stage in the progress from feudalism to modern democracy will be the subject of Mr. Somervell's third talk.
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THE English farmer, with his complaints about the weather and his tendency to blame the Government for all his misfortunes, has become a stock figure, and very nearly a figure of fun-In this evening's talk Mr. Robertson Scott will consider how far his troubles are remediable-how many of them are duo to the War, how many to the transition stage through which the industry is passing, and how many are his own fault.
Prelude on the Agincourt hong Arabesque
Minuet (Beethoven) ; Solfeggietto (Ph. Em. Bach); Gavotte (Gluck)
8.44 JENNIE BLEASDALE
Cradle Song Sea Piece
A Fairy's Life Two
• The Voices of the } Children's
8.50 PERCIVAL GARRATT
London Fantasies, Op. 50
Gog and Magog; Flower Sellers (Piccadilly); The Tower; The Monkey House (The Zoo); Lavender Time; Rotten Row (Hyde Park)
-L enough, St. Valentine's Day -is the centenary date of the world-famous breach of promise trial, Bardell v. Pickwick, held in the Guildhall of the City of London on February 14, 1828. The trial will to-niglit be reconstructed by members of the Dickens Fellowship, and the following characters will be heard-though not seen, except by Dickens-lovers, in whose imagination the whole interior of the Court during the trial is already as clear as though they themselves had sat beside Mr. Pickwick on that eventful day :-Produced by FRANK. J. STAFF
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