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A Study in Cross-Purposes
Second of three talks by Stephen Toulmin
Lecturer in the Philosophy of Science in the University of Oxford


Unknown: Stephen Toulmin


Symphony No. 3. in G. for string orchestra (Jean Rivier): French National Radio Orchestra, conducted by Roger Desormiere
Suite in F (Roussel): London Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Charles Munch on gramophone recorda


Unknown: Roger Desormiere
Conducted By: Charles Munch


Second of two talks by A. J. Marshall
The bower birds of Australia and New Guinea, who before mating build display-grounds and decorate them with an extraordinary variety of objects, have been known to naturalists for more than a century; but it is only in recent years tha-t progress has been made with a scientific interpretation of their behaviour. Dr. Marshall, Reader in Zoology at St. Bartholomew's Medical College, has made a special study of their habits, and ir. his second talk he describes these new developnacAtc.


Unknown: A. J. Marshall


Quintet in B flat (K.46) played by the Element Quartet:
Ernest Element (violin)
Sylvia Cleaver (violin)
Dorothy Hemming (viola)
Norman Jones (cello) with Herbert Downes (viola)
Second of seven programmes in Which all Mozart's string quintets are being played by the Element Quartet and Herbert Downes.


Violin: Ernest Element
Violin: Sylvia Cleaver
Viola: Dorothy Hemming
Cello: Norman Jones
Viola: Herbert Downes
Viola: Herbert Downes.


A talk on NATO- by Rear-Admiral Angus Nicholl
The North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, whose fifth anniversary is being celebrated this week, has made great progress since April 4, 1949. But its progress has not been uniform, and in this talk Rear-Admi,ral Nicholl considers some of the difficulties the organisation has still to overcome.


Unknown: Admiral Angus Nicholl


Goldberg Variations played by Frank Pelleg (harpsichord)
Fifth of six programmes


Harpsichord: Frank Pelleg

: Michael Hordem and Norman Shellev in ' THE LAVALETTE AFFAIR'

Written by Christopher Sykes in collaboration with Harold Kurtz
Cost in order of speaking:
Production by Christopher Sykes


Written By: Christopher Sykes
Unknown: Harold Kurtz
Production By: Christopher Sykes
Narrator: Norman Shelley
Lavalette: Michael Hordern
Count Ferrand: Alexander Gauge
The Registrar of the Court: John Sharp
Princesse de Vaudemont: Betty Hardy
Madame Ney: Patience Collier
Marshal Ney: Valentine Dyall
Madame Hutchinson: Joan Hart
The Duke of Wellington: Kenneth Connor
Sir Robert Wilson: Deryck Guyler
Christopher Hely Hutchinson, m p: Eric Lugg
John Hely Hutchinson: David Peel
Michael Bruce: Michael Seavers
Madame Lavalette: Betty Linton
Jailer: Trevor Martin
French frontier policeman: George de Warfaz
Monsieur de Montrond: John Rorke
The Duke of Broglie: Martin Starkie
Monsieur Decazes: Heron Carvic


GinetteMartenot (ondesMartenot)
Michael Krein (alto saxophone)
The Francis Chagrin
Chamber Ensemble
Director, Francis Chagrin


Unknown: Michael Krein
Unknown: Francis Chagrin


Four talks on the Novel by Owen Holloway
1-The Novel and the Private Life
In these four talks Mr. Holloway will consider the techniques that mark out the novel from the other literary arts. He begins by describing the novel as a product of the baroque revolution which, four centuries ago, first awakened interest n the impression made on the public by works of art.


Novel By: Owen Holloway

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