THIS is the- third talk by Dr. Buchan in this series, and continues the remarks in his previous two on the necessity of building up a sound constitution in the young child. His special subject this morning will be the importance of correct bone development.
MARY HAMLIN (Soprano)
FERNANDO ZEPPARONI (Violin)
2.0 2.25 (Daventry only) Experimental Transmission of Still Pictures by the Fultograph Process
'Speech and Language,' by Mr. A. LLOYD JAMES
Bermuda, the smallest of our colonies and one of the (if not the) oldest, is situated six hundred miles from Jamaica. It is an island of white coral and famed for the prodigality of its flowers.
It is a favourite resort for Americans, combining the amenities of modern life with a kind of South Sea splendour. Mrs. Abbot, who is giving this talk, is a Bermuda journalist who is at present spending some months in London.
PAULINE MAUNDER (Soprano)
ANDREW BROWN 'S QUINTET
Selections from ' Lilac Time ' (Schubert, an. Clutsam), played by THE OLOF SEXTET
'The Story of the Hunchback, the Pool and the Magic Ring,' from ' The Glass-Mender and other
Stories' (Maurice Baring)
' The Four Wonders ' (Stephen Southwold)
; WEATHER FORE. CAST, FIRST GENERAL NEWS BULLETIN
Played by EDWARD ISAACS
Sonata in C, Op. 2, No. 3
1st Movement—Allegro con brio
VII, China's Contribution to Civilization,* by Mr. H. J. SILCOCK
DESPITE the alleged and permanent inability of East and West to meet and be other than ' twain,' it is of little use to deny the already significant influence that China has had upon our Western culture, both in art and in literature. Then there is always the gradual percolating contribution made by the residence abroad of millions of Chinese. In considering these things
Mr. Silcock will particularly stress the bearing of China's philosophy and outlook on life upon the present struggle between the civil power and the militarists. Further, he will outline some of the valuable contributions that China may still make to the West.
GLADYS RIPLEY (Contralto)
ERIC GREENE (Tenor)
THE GERSHOM PARKINGTON QUINTET
WEATHER FORECAST, SECOND GENERAL NEWS
Mr. PHILIP KERR is one of those 'powers behind the throne' who have exerted a great influence on imperial development, yet with a minimum of publicity. He was one of those concerned in the creation of a constitution for the Union of South Africa and in the devising of a new constitution for India. As editor for many years of 'The Round Table,' as Secretary to Mr. Lloyd George "throughout the Peace Conference", and now as Secretary to the Rhodes Trust, he has played a large part in promoting a scientific study of imperial problems.
By Mrs. VIOLET GORDON
THE Harpsichord, the most important of all the ancestors of our pianoforte, held the place of its more full-toned modern representative during the sixteenth, seventeenth, and eighteenth centuries. In Bach and Handel's music it figured regularly as a support to the orchestral instruments, and listeners to the Bach Cantatas are by now familiar with the word Continue, the ground bass from which the player of the harpsichord (or cembalo, or clavicembalo) filled up the harmonies.
The harpsichord differs from the modern pianoforte chiefly in this, that the strings are not struck by hammers, as the player depresses the keys, but plucked either by quills or by little hook-like pieces of hard leather. Originally, it had only one keyboard, so that no variation of tone was possible, but afterwards all manner of devices came into use for making louder and softer tone at the player's will, and many of the best examples which have come down to us have two keyboards, with several stops like organs.
Mrs. Violet Gordon Woodhouse has for a number of years made a special study of the instrument and its literature, and is known throughout the world as one of the leading exponents of its truly charming possibilities.
Jack Payne and the B.B.C. Dance Orchestra