Roger Wilson gives the first of three talks on the tradition of social service in a changed society.
The speaker is head of the Department of Social Studies, University College of Hull.
The British tradition of social work has always challenged the policy of leaving the devil to take the hindmost. The 'hindmost' were once the poor, but today the nation provides safeguards against extreme poverty. Can it provide official means of dealing with today's hindmost, the maladjusted? If not, do their problems call for the work of the same kind of pioneering and imaginative individuals who in the past built up the social services to fight poverty? Such individuals were drawn from a leisured class: where can they be drawn from today and what should be their work?
(Second talk: Wednesday)
Settings of poems by Morike
Irmgard Seefried (soprano)
Ernest Lush (piano)
Dag verlassene Magdlein; Der Knabe und das Immelein; Zitronenfalter im April; In der Friihe; Im Fruhling; An eine Aeolsharfe; Nimmersatte Liebe; Elfenlied
George IV's Visit to Edinburgh in 1822 by Lord Kinross
[Starring] Norman Shelley
with Andrew Cruickshank and Walter Hudd
In this programme Lord Kinross recalls George IV's visit to Edinburgh, the first visit of a British king to Scotland since the coronation of Charles II, and one of the most spectacular events of George IV's career thanks to the magnificent stage-management of Sir Walter Scott. Under the comedy this visit had an undeniable political importance which was of lasting value. Scotland henceforth officially forgot Jacobitism which she had in fact renounced long before. George IV's visit allowed her to quit the unhappy past without a sense of humiliation but with a sense of acting rightly and proudly.
(To be repeated on Wednesday)
Sir Walter Scott:
King George IV:
Rev George Crabbe:
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