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Walter Lear (saxophone)
BBC Northern Orchestra
(Leader. Reginald Stead )
Conducted by Vilem Tausky


Unknown: Walter Lear
Leader: Reginald Stead
Conducted By: Vilem Tausky


A group of seven talks
I-War and History by N. H. Gibbs
Chichele Professor of the History of War in the University of Oxford
Reviewing the growth of the liberal tradition of British historiography during the past century, Professor Gibbs protests that ' we have too often simply labelled war an evil without analysing its nature; we have avoided the study of the history of war because we have considered war " bad." But this,' he adds, ' is not the way of wisdom in any form of human experience.'


Unknown: N. H. Gibbs


with harp accompaniment
Myra Verney (soprano)
Maria Korchinska (harp)
(Continued in next column)


Soprano: Myra Verney
Harp: Maria Korchinska


A monthly report on the arts. science, and politics abroad
Compiled by Alan Pryce-Jones
Including an account by Peter Heyworth of the latest Viennese productions of Aïda, Don Giovanni , and Die Frau ohne Schatlen ; a talk bv Edwin Morgan , of the Department of English at Glasgow University, on recent trends in Russian poetry; and a comment on two essays by contemporary Spanish biologists.


Unknown: Alan Pryce-Jones
Unknown: Peter Heyworth
Unknown: Don Giovanni
Unknown: Die Frau
Unknown: Ohne Schatlen
Unknown: Edwin Morgan


Duchess of Wellington
Read by the author
The poems are spoken with the clavichord played by Raymond Barnett


Played By: Raymond Barnett


Prelude and Fugue in B minor played by George Miles (organ)
From St. Peter's Church, Harborne


Played By: George Miles


A series of five talks
3-Metaphysics and History by Patrick Gardiner
Lecturer at Wadham College, Oxford
' We might think of metaphysical theories ot history as being in some respects like diagrams ... Like diagrams these theories may be illuminating and suggestive,' but they must not be supposed to comprehend or account for all history.


Unknown: Patrick Gardiner

: The Fellowship of the Ring: 3: Aragorn

by J. R. R. Tolkien
A radio adaptation in six parts from Volume 1 of "The Lord of the Rings"


Author: J. R. R. Tolkien


Quartet No. 6. in D (D.74)
Quartet No. 9. in B flat (D.112) played by the Lyra String Quartet:
Granville Casey. John Crossan
John Linn , John McInulty


Unknown: Granville Casey.
Unknown: John Crossan
Unknown: John Linn
Unknown: John McInulty


The Soviet Scene by Archie Clow , D.Sc., F.R.S.E. who recently visited the U.S.S.R. as a guest of the Soviet Academy of Sciences.


Unknown: Archie Clow

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