ONE of the chief joys of the English outdoors is the delightful variety of its native birds. It is fitting, therefore, that the bulk of this series of talks by Sir William Beach Thomas , the well-known writer on Nature subjects, and author of 'The English Year,' should deal chiefly with the songs and habits of the birds. In the last two talks, however, he will travel to the four-footed animals by way of that strange hybrid, the bat.
: 'Old Salts ’—
wherein the Children's Hour is treated to : Nautical Melodies, by the Daventry Quartet; Longshoremen Songs, by John Thorno ; Tho Ballad of ' How Bill Blarney beat the Armada ' (R. de Rohan)—and other suitable Verso ; 'Pickled Herring,'-a story by W. W. Jacobs — and any other appropriate yarns we can include
THIS talk resumes the series on ' The Development of Mind and Character ' given by three distinguished psychologists last summer. Then, Professor Cyril Burt , Dr. Crichton-Miller and Dr. Potts dealt specifically with the problems of the child ; in this second part of the series they will discuss the adolescent. All of them are not merely academic experts, but men of experience in practical psychopathy. Professor Burt-who gives the first two talks-has been since 1913 Psychologist to the Education Department of the London County Council, and has all their information with which to test theoretical conclusions. Dr. Potts is Psychological Expert to the Birmingham Justices, and Hon. Physician to the Tavistock Clinic, and Dr. Crichton-Miller is Hon. Director of the Clinic, which is a well-known institution for the treatment of functional nerve cases. Listeners interested in the practical aspect of psychology have, therefore, in this series an opportunity to hear it expounded by psychologists who have had every opportunity to verify their ideas.
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