Six talks by A. J. P. Taylor
Fellow of Magdalen College, Oxford
2-Dissenting Rivals: Urquhart and Cobden
These talks are a broadcast version of the Ford Lectures delivered in Oxford earlier this year. They deal with the radical or left-wing critics of British foreign policy from the French Revolution to the present day. The speaker challenges the conventional view of the continuity of British foreign policy.
Eilidh McNab (soprano)
John Carol Case (baritone)
Charles Spinks (harpsichord)
John Hale , Fellow of Jesus College, Oxford, talks about the impact of gunpowder on Christendom during the Renaissance.
A fable by William Golding Produced by Peter Duval Smith with Michael Bates. Ronald Sidney
Leonard Williams , Stanley Beard
Peter Neil , Wyndham Milligan and Anthony Woodruff
Incidents music by Elisabeth Lutyens conducted by Edward Clark
To the court of one of the Caesars at about the beginning of the third century after Christ comes a genius from Alexandria with three inventions which he offers to the Emperor. This fable tells of what the first two inventions did-but what of the third?
Eric Harrison (piano)
Viola Tunnard and Martin Penny (piano duet)
(Chorus-Master, Leslie Woodgate )
The Goldsbrough Orchestra
(Leader, Emanuel Hurwitz )
Conducted by Alexander Gibson
The German Challenge to Britain
Talk by R. V. Jones C.B., C.B.E.,
Professor of Natural Philosophy in the University of Aberdeen
Recently Sir Francis Simon spoke about the Russian bid for technological supremacy. In this talk Professor Jones discusses particularly the challenge from Western Germany, with its remarkable recovery in science and technology, and the pride in the job' of the German worker. The talk is occasioned by a recent Stationery Office publication on Science and Technology in Western Germany.
Jones C.B., C.B.E.,
(first broadcast performance)
This concert is given before an invited audience. The programme has been arranged in collaboration with the Music Section of the Institute of Contemporary Arts.
and the Book of Common Prayer
Talk by Norman Sykes
Dixie Professor of Ecclesiastical History, University of Cambridge
In the second of two talks commemorating the death of Archbishop Cranmer. Norman Sykes tells of Cranmer's part in compiling the Book of Common Prayer, which has since remained the prayer book of the Church of England.
(The recorded broadcast of March 22)
Quartet No. 1, in A played by the Macgibbon String Quartet