2—'The Empty Quarter'
Talk by Wilfred Thesiger
Wilfred Thesiger is the third English-man to have crossed the Rub El Khali , the Empty Quarter, a great desert tract of Southern Arabia. Here Mr. Thesiger has spent most of the last two years, and he has recently returned to the Empty Quarter for further exploration. Before he left, he recorded this analysis of the fascination he feels for ' a half mythical land of emptiness and death ' and the people who inhabit it
A sequence of eight readings from
Wordsworth's ' The Prelude' and seven talks relating to the poem, edited by Herbert Read , will be broadcast during the next three weeks
This evening, in the first two talks, Herbert Read introduces the series and Helen Darbishire speaks on the 1805-6 and 1850 versions of the poem
A Personal Picture
Alaric Jacob , who during the last ten years has been a foreign correspondent, first in Washington and then in Moscow, assesses -from a personal standpoint-some of the national qualities of the United States and the Soviet Union that have impressed him most
Recollections of a Pioneer in Medicine by Leonard Colebrook F.R.S. ,
Sir Almroth Wright , who died last April, will be remembered by many as the originator of anti-typhoid inoculation ('T.A.B.'), so widely and successfully used in the recent war. In the early years of this century doctors came from all over the world to learn the ingenious methods he had devised for testing the blood of patients suffering from various infective diseases
Dr. Colebrook is singularly well qualified by length of acquaintanceship and depth of friendship to sketch a portrait of this remarkable man
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