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Harry Danks (viola)
BBC Scottish Orchestra (Leader. J. Mouland Begbie )
Conductor, Ian Whyte


Viola: Harry Danks
Leader: J. Mouland Begbie
Conductor: Ian Whyte


3—' Nationalism' in Multi-Racial Societies by Ronald Robinson , Ph.D.


Unknown: Ronald Robinson


Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
(baritone) with Hertha Klust (piano)
The fourth of a series of Beethoven lieder recitals by Dietrich Fischer -Dieskau.


Piano: Hertha Klust
Unknown: Dietrich Fischer


Three talks by Niko Tinbergen
Lecturer in Animal Behaviour,
University of Oxford
3-An Explanatory Theory of Courtship


Unknown: Niko Tinbergen


for guitar played by Narciso Yépès
Two Minuets (Sor) Alborada (Tarrega)
Two Levantines (Oscar Espla)
En los trigales (Joaquin Rodrigo ) on gramophone records


Unknown: Joaquin Rodrigo


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.
4-Historical Explanation
The critical point on which historical explanation depends is the possibility of maintaining the unique in every individual, event, and moment, while at the same time subjecting the movements of masses and the processes of centuries to analysis and generalisation-without which 'the study- of history could only be a burden on the memory.' In his final lecture Professor Butterfield speaks mainly about Ranke, because, he says,
' I cannot call to mind any historian who confronted this issue as directly as Ranke, and who, without surrendering the principle of uniqueness, so clearly made out the case also for general history.'


Unknown: Herbert Butterfield


A study of Isaac Rosenberg (1890-1918)
Written and narrated by Patric Dickinson
Hugh Burden as Isaac Rosenberg
Others taking part include Jill Balcon , William Devlin
Felix Felton. Derek Hart
Christopher Hassall , Anthony Jacobs
Duncan McIntyre , Ivan Samson and Gabriel Woolf
Production by Joe Burroughs


Unknown: Isaac Rosenberg
Unknown: Patric Dickinson
Unknown: Hugh Burden
Unknown: Isaac Rosenberg
Unknown: Jill Balcon
Unknown: William Devlin
Unknown: Felix Felton.
Unknown: Derek Hart
Unknown: Christopher Hassall
Unknown: Anthony Jacobs
Unknown: Duncan McIntyre
Unknown: Ivan Samson
Unknown: Gabriel Woolf
Production By: Joe Burroughs


Etudes d'execution transcendante Preludio; A minor; Paysage; Mazeppa; Feux follets; Vision; Eroica; Wilde Jagd; Ricordanza; F minor; Harmonies du soir; Chasse-neige played by Tomford Harris (piano)
Next recital, by Franz Osborn : Dec. 20


Piano: Tomford Harris
Unknown: Franz Osborn


Second of two talks commemorating the death of John Selden in 1654 by David Ogg
Fellow and Librarian of New College, Oxford
The phrase ' liberty above all things ' is inscribed in each of the eight thousand books and manuscripts given by Selden to the Bodleian Library. In this talk Mr. Ogg considers the way Selden applied his learning in the cause of liberty.
(The recorded broadcast of Dec. 6)


Unknown: John Selden
Unknown: David Ogg

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