A discussion between
G. J. Warnock
Fellow of Magdalen College, Oxford
Fellow of St. Hugh's College, Oxford
D. F. Pears
Fellow of Corpus Christi College, Oxford
P. F. Strawson
Fellow of University College, Oxford (The recorded broadcast of Sept. 21)
Watson Forbes (viola)
Alan Richardson (piano)
Rawsthorne's Theme and Variations for string quartet: November 18 followed by an interlude at 7.20
Talk by R. H. Macmillan of the Department of Engineering,
University of Cambridge
Conferences have been held recently by production engineers, chemical engineers, and instrument technologists to discuss some of the problems arising from the increased use of automatic control in industry. The speaker reviews some of these problems and the changes they are likely to bring about. _
Symphony No. 5, in C minor
London Philharmonic Orchestra Conducted by Felix Weingartner on gramophone records
See also Thursday at 9.40
Symphony No. 6: November 6 and 10
Talk by Stuart Piggott , F.B.A.
Professor of Prehistoric Archaeology in the University of Edinburgh
Stuart Piggott has recently returned from central Turkey, where he studied thirteen little-known prehistoric ' royal tombs ' lying to the north-east of Ankara. He considers their magnificent contents of finely worked weapons, jewellery, and bronze animals from them and from the type of the tombs he draws some inferences about the general picture of events in western Asia around 2000 B.C.
followed by an interlude at 8.50
An account of the Lisbon earthquake of All Saints' Day, 1755, and of its philosophic consequences
Written by Francis Watson
Produced by Douglas Cleverdon
The Man of Reason....Carleton Hohbs The Man of Feeling Hugh Burden M. de Voltaire. ....Robert Farquharson M. Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Alexander Pope. .......Robert Beaumont Si.Uer Kitty Witham....Molly Lawson Fellows of the Royal Society:
Godfrey Kenton. Deryck Guyler , and Frank Duncan
Eye-witnesses: Robert Marsden.
Charles E. Stidwill , Cecil Bellamy. Neville Hartley , and John Wood
It is exactly two hundred years since a disastrous earthquake destroyed a great part of Lisbon. Voltaire's poem on the catastrophe and Rousseau's reply illustrate its cataclysmic effects on the 18th-century Philosophy of Optimism.
(Hugh Burden is in ' Wailing for Godot at the Criterion Theatre, London; John Wood broadcasts by permission of the Directors of the Old Vic Trust)
Roderick Jones (baritone)
Josephine Lee (piano)
or The Liberal Bard
A study of Matthew Arnold by G. S. Fraser
An attempt to define, in the light of a series of passages from his verse and prose, the nature of the hold Arnold has on us today: the quality of mind that makes him not the greatest but perhaps the most sympathetic, the most readily approachable of all the writers of his age. ' It is his quietness,' says Mr. Fraser, ' his intimacy, the exquisite amenity and moderation of his expression of a sadness he can never cure, the hopefulness with which he confronts and masters a habitual depression; all these things will always call kindred spirits back to him.'
Robert Marsden , Carleton Hobbs