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Talk by R. F. Treharne
Used in its present sense, the name 'Civil Service' is exactly a hundred years old; but the reality it describes is ten times older. In this talk Dr. Treharne, Professor of History in the University College of Wales, Aberystwyth, looks back into early medieval history to account for the genesis of the English Civil Service.
(The recorded broadcast of May S)
See also tomorrow at 6.16


Talk By: R. F. Treharne


by Louis MacNeice
Part 5


Sonatina ad usum infantis
Madeline M. Americanae (1915)
Sonatina brevis in signo
Joannis Sebastiani Magnl (1922) played by Philip Levi (piano)


Unknown: Madeline M. Americanae
Unknown: Joannis Sebastiani Magnl
Played By: Philip Levi


Talk by F. C. Rodger
Director of West African Survey of the Empire Society for the Blind One chief cause of blindness in West Africa is a filarial disease caused by the larvae of a river fly. This talk describes the work of tracking down the fly and, Where possible, treating the disease.


Talk By: F. C. Rodger


Richard Farrell (piano)
Elsie Morison (soprano)
Marjorie Thomas (contralto)
Peter Pears (tenor)
Ian Wallace (bass-baritone)
BBC Chorus
BBC Choral Society
(Chorus-Master, Leslie Woodgate )
A section of the Watford
Grammar School Boys' Choir
(Conductor, Frank Budden )
BBC Symphony Orchestra
(Leader, Paul Beard )
Conductor, Sir Malcolm Sargent From the Royal Albert Hall , London
Part 1


Piano: Richard Farrell
Soprano: Elsie Morison
Contralto: Marjorie Thomas
Tenor: Peter Pears
Bass-Baritone: Ian Wallace
Chorus-Master: Leslie Woodgate
Conductor: Frank Budden
Leader: Paul Beard
Conductor: Sir Malcolm Sargent
Unknown: Albert Hall


Le Roux Smith Le Roux speaks about the current exhibition of paintings, held under the auspices of the Arts Council at the Tate Gallery in London. He considers in particular the nature of the experiment that has produced the Museum of Art in Sao Paulo.


Part 2
Part 1: Introduction: Shine out (anon., 16th century); The merry cuckoo (Spenser); Spring, the sweet spring (Nashe); The driving boy (George Peele and John Clare ); The morrang star (Milton)
Part 2: Welcome, maide of honour OHerrick); Waters above (Henry Vauglhan ); Out on the lawn I kie in bed (W. H. Auden )
Part 3: When wali my May come? (Richard Barnefield ); Fair and fair (George Peele ); Sound the flute (Blake) Part 4: Finale: London. to thee I do present (Beaumont and Fletcher); Sumer is icumen in (anon,. 13th century)


Unknown: George Peele
Unknown: John Clare
Unknown: Henry Vauglhan
Unknown: H. Auden
Unknown: Richard Barnefield
Unknown: George Peele


A study of ' The Spiritual Espousals ' by the Blessed Jan van Ruysbroek
The Rev. Charles Smith , Vicar of Heatherycleugh-in-Weardale, talks about the mysticism of Ruysbroek, whose deep sense of the inter-penetration of the natural and supernatural worlds characterises all his work. Selections -nade by Mr. Smith from The Spiritual Espousals are read by Robert Speaight.


Unknown: Jan van Ruysbroek
Unknown: Rev. Charles Smith
Read By: Robert Speaight.


Divertimento in D, for two flutes. two horns, two violins, and double-bass
Feldparthie in F, for two cors anglais, two bassoons, two horns, and two violins played by the London Baroque Ensemble
Director, Karl Haas


Unknown: Karl Haas


Talk by Raymond Firth Professor of Anthropology in the University of London
Following the recent series of broadcast discussions on ' The Human Aspects of Development,' Professor Firth reflects on the problems of studying social change on the scale brought about by technical development in the so-called 'backward' areas of the world.


Talk By: Raymond Firth

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