From page 36 of ' When Two or Three'
At the Organ of The Paramount
Districts of England
'The River Thames'—3
The Great Days of the Cotswolds ' EILEEN POWER (Professor of Economic
History in the University of London)
Last week Professor Eileen Power told you about the Cotswolds under Roman rule. Today she is to describe the Great Days of the Cotswolds. The sheep-farmers of the Middle Ages ; the monasteries-Gloucester Abbey, Hayles Abbey, and Winchcombe. The ' woolmen ' ; Northleach and its church; brasses. A wool merchant of Campden and his house ; market halls and pack horses. The cloth trade ; and old Cotswold mills.
There will be many things for you to ot down in your notebooks while you listen to this talk. Things about woo and things about mills. Is there a mill standing in your district ? ... Why is the Lord Chancellor's seat in the House of Lords called the Woolsack ? What are ' tithes ' that we hear so much about today ? Were there ever monasteries in your district where the monks carried on agriculture or sheep-farming ?
Directed by NORMAN AUSTIN
Relayed from The New Victoria Cinema, Edinburgh
Tracing History Backwards
' Government—Now and Then '—4
' The Borough—Then '
K. C. BOSWELL
Last week Commander King-Hall told you about Borough Councils and Urban
District Councils as they exist today. This afternoon Mr. K. C. Boswell is to tell you about the Boroughs of olden days. He will speak of times when towns grew up out of waste or wood or meadowland, and how they helped in the work of governing the country.
Mr. K. C.
How Life is Lived-4,
' Do Plants " feel " ? '
DORIS L. MACKINNON , D.Sc. (Professor of Zoology, King's College, University of London)
This afternoon Professor Doris Mac kinnon is to talk about ' sensitive' plants and tendrils. All shoots are sensitive to the light they must have, and grow towards it. All roots are sensitive to the earth and water they must have, and grow towards them. In this way plants feel. The blind, living seed in the ground follows the only course by which it can survive. Put it in upside down-it makes no difference. The shoot will bend round and grow upward ; the root will bend round and grow down.
There are other plants that are sensitive to touch. Touch a stinging nettle and you'll know it. Touch a white petal of a gardenia and it turns brown.
Touch the leaflets of the wood sorrel and they will gradually fold down against the leaf stalk. Professor Mackinnon will give you many other examples of how plants feel.
Relayed from WESTMINSTER ABBEY
Order of Service
Psalms 114, 115
Lesson, Jeremiah xxiii, 1-8
Magnificat (Bennett in D minor) Lesson, John x, 1-17
Nunc Dimittis (Bennett in D minor) Anthem, I got me flowers to strew thy way (Vaughan Williams)
Hymn, Thy kingdom come! On bended knee (S.P. 680)
The New York Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Willem Mengelberg : Sinfonia in B flat (J. C. Bach)—1. Allegro assai; 2. Andante; 3. Presto
The London Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Sir Henry Wood : Symphonic Variations (Franck)
The Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Jascha Horenstein : Symphony No. s in B flat (Schubert)—1. Allegro; 2. Andante con moto; 3. Minuet; 4. Allegro vivace
by G. D. CUNNINGHAM
Relayed from The Town Hall,
Directed by HENRY HALL
including Weather Forecast and Bulletin for Farmers
Bach Celebration under the direction of C. SANFORD TERRY , Litt.D., Mus.D., LLD. (Hon. Fellow of Clare College,
ORGAN MUSIC played by G. THALBEN-BALL
Fugue in B minor on a theme by Corelli Prelude and Fugue in A minor (the Great)
' Balkan Nationalism '
A discussion between DAVID MITRANY , D.Sc., D.Ph., C. A. MACARTNEY , and GEORGE GLASGOW
This evening listeners are to hear a discussion of some of the causes of excessive nationalism in the Danubian region and its effects upon social, political, and economic life. C. A. Macartney , of the League of Nations Union, Intelligence Branch, gave the talk in this series last week. David Mitrany is Professor of Political Science in the Institute for Advance Study, at Prince-ton, New Jersey, and will give a talk in the series on June 20. George Glasgow is responsible for the Foreign Affairs section of the Contemporary Revietv.
A Play by C. WHITAKER-WILSON
This play was first broadcast in October, 1932, in celebration of the Tercentenary of England's greatest architect.
including Weather Forecast and Forecast for Shipping
Conducted by the Rev. W. H. ELLIOTT
Relayed from St. Michael's,
Rev. W. H.
Lou PREAGER AND HIS BAND
Relayed from Romano's Restaurant