Overture, The Desert Island (Haydn):
Indianopolis Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Fabien Sevitzky
Violin Concerto (Bloch):
Joseph Szigeti (violin) and the Paris Conservatoire Orchestra, conducted by Charles Munch on gramophone records
Talk by Rudolph A. Peters , M.C., M.D., F.R.S., Whitley Professor of Biochemistry in the University of Oxford
Biochemistry is concerned with the chemical structure and reactions of living cells and with their integration to form living organisms. It therefore has direct contacts with pure chemistry on the one hand and with physiology on the other. The significance of biochemical research upon vitamins in nutrition and upon insulin in diabetes is well known: less generally understood are the more fundamental researches that form the basis of its application in medicine and industry
John Hayward , who has made a special study of writers of the seventeenth century, introduces his own selection of passages of prose written in the early part of that century by John Donne , Sir Thomas Browne , Sir Walter Raleigh , and Drummond of Hawthornden
The passages are read by John Hayward and Ronald Simpson
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