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Dr. Mabel Brodie
National Baby Week has been hold in the first week in July, under the auspices of the National Baby Week Council, since 1917, the year of its foundation. Baby Week activities culminate in the annual Conference; held this year in the Guildhall, where the results of the Imperial and National competitions held by the Council will be announced, and national attention directed to the aspects of maternity and child welfare services not yet perfect.
Dr. Mabel Brodie, who is to give this morning's talk, is Health Officer for the state of Kedah, Federal Malay States, now home on leave.


Dr. Mabel Brodie

THIS is the first of a series of readings from
' Pride and Prejudice,' to he given at 6.50 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays from today until Septembei 8th, by Mr. Ronald Watkins. Admirers of Jane Austen 's demure masterpiece must forgive us mentioning, in introducing it to many new readers, that it contains some of Her richest comic creations, and her most delightful heroine. The humours of Mr. Bennet, Lady Catherine <Ie Burgh and Mr. Collins, the charm of Elizabeth and the pride of Mr. Darcy provide lively diversion for. summer evenings.
' Pride and Prejudice ' was written in 1797, hut not published until 1813. But no rumblings from the Revolutionary Wars mar this serene tale of the storms in the tea-cups of English provincial society in the last days of the eighteenth century.


Jane Austen

An Operetta in One Act
The Libretto written by R. H. U. Bloor
The Music composed by Richard H. Walthew

The music of this somewhat Gilbertian operetta was composed in 1900, and has since been frequently performed. It is, however, as a composer of chamber music that Richard Walthew is best known, and nowhere is he better known and appreciated than amongst the audiences of the popular South Place Concerts at Finsbury. To the promotion and prosperity of these concerts Walthew has contributed a great deal. South Place is to chamber music what the 'Old Vic' is to opera, and the concerts given there, which already number considerably over a thousand, are of a very high level of performance. That, however, is not strange, since most of the artists invited to perform are in the first rank of performers, and are content to play to audiences as enthusiastic as any in the kingdom for a purely nominal fee. It is not so long ago that lovers of chamber music had but one Mecca, and that was at South Place in London. As a consequence, for thirty years and more Walthew and his colleagues have been and are still associated with a movement of inestimable value, a movement that broadcasting supplements and in no way displaces.


Music composed by:
Richard H. Walthew

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