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Facts, skills, and ideas
6.30 Shorthand
Dictation Practice at the lower speeds:
60-90 words a minute Compiled by S. V. McNEFF
For those who want to keep up or improve their speeds in any shorthand system
Higher speeds: Thursday, 6.30
6.45 Keep up your French
15: Une soirée
Introduced in French and English by PAUL COUSTER
Produced by ELSIE FERGUSON Broadcast on June 7. 1962
7.5-7.30 India Today
Eight programmes on the background to some of the problems India faces today
1. India since 1947: the Challenge by SIR PERCIVAL GRIFFITHS K.B.E., C.I.E., I.C.S. (Retd.)
President, India, Pakistan, and Burma Association with illustrative recordings made in India during July 1963
† Produced by Gordon CROTON


English By: Paul Couster
Unknown: Charlotte Crozet
Produced By: Elsie Ferguson
Unknown: Sir Percival Griffiths
Produced By: Gordon Croton


Man and Mankind by DAVID R. HUGHES of the Duckworth. Laboratory of Physical Anthropology, Cambridge
What is race '? Is it a useful concept or essentially an illusion? Against the backKround of a recent book by Carleton S. Coon on 'The Origin of Races' the speaker argues the need for scientific understanding to combat racial intolerance in Britain-a country hitherto largely unaffected but now becoming multi-racial in character in many urban areas.
Repeated on Saturday at 10.0 a.m. (Home Services, not West)


Unknown: David R. Hughes
Book By: Carleton S. Coon

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