Spike Hughes talks about Sir William Walton 's new opera, the first performance of which is to be broadcast from Covent Garden on Friday
Illustrations recorded by Magda Laszlo (soprano)
Richard Lewis (tenor)
Otakar Kraus (baritone)
James Gibson (piano)
Four studies in the history of historiography by Herbert Butterfield
Professor of Modern History in the University of Cambridge
A broadcast version of the four Wiles Trust Lectures delivered before the Queen's University, Belfast, last month.
2-The Gottingen Professors
The beginnings of the modern method of historical study are usually ascribed to the German historians Barthold Georg Niebuhr and Leopold von Ranke. Keeping them ' as giants in the background of the story,' Professor Butterfield describes the work of some of their predecessors, a group of professors in the University of Gottingen, in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. ' In the field of history,' he suggests, ' it is perhaps not too much to say that, in the period we are now considering, a university, in a system of combined operations, achieved what amounts to a creative act.'
Building, Measure, and Man by J. L. Martin
A talk about recent attempts in this country and elsewhere in Europe to devise new scales of proportion in building and to co-ordinate the production of building components. The speaker makes special reference to Le Corbusier's book Le Modulor.
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