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in October by J. G. Porter, Ph.D., F.R.A.S.
This month Dr. Porter talks about eclipses of the Sun.
The diagram shows the passage of the Moon in front of the Sun during the solar eclipse of October 2 as seen from the London area. (Times in B.S.T.)


by Arthur Pritchard
From St. John's Wood Church,


Ideas On the Brain by W. Ritchie Russel l, C.B.E., M.D., D.SC.
It is little more than half a century since the microscope revealed that our brains consist of a vast number of separate units-the nerve cells-having a special capacity for interacting with each other by means of processes that have been compared to telephone wires.
Many forms of research are directed towards the task of discovering something of how the brain works, and the speaker describes some startling ideas that have been put forward in recent years.


Unknown: W. Ritchie Russel

: A Listen and Learn Series ANTHOLOGIE

A series for those interested in French life and language
1— Poems Set to Music
Poems by La Fontaine, Hugo, and Verlaine
Music by Gounod, Franck, and Faure
Programmes presented by Jacques Brunius, who introduces the subject in English, comments in French and English on points of interest, and presents the chosen texts, songs, or extracts from plays and films
Devised and produced by Elsie Ferguson
A torty-page illustrated pamphlet, giving background material and extracts from the more difficult of the texts to be quoted. can be obtained, price Is. 6d., through newsagents or booksellers or by sending a crossed postal order for Is. 6d. (not stamps. please) to [address removed]


Produced By: Elsie Ferguson

: Record Review

Introduced by John Lade.
Denis Stevens in "Building a Library" compares the available recordings of Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto.
J.W. Lambert reviews some recent records of poetry and prose.


Presenter: John Lade
Presenter: Denis Stevens
Presenter: J.W. Lambert

: Third Programme

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