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Talk by Walter Elkan
Senior Research Fellow in Economics,
East African Institute of Social Research


Talk By: Walter Elkan


Cyril Chapman (clarinet)
BBC Scottish Orchestra (Leader, J. Mouland Bcgbie )
Conductor, Ian Whyte


Clarinet: Cyril Chapman
Leader: J. Mouland Bcgbie
Conductor: Ian Whyte


Talk by Victor Zorza Manchester Guardian correspondent on Soviet and East European affairs
The speaker reconstructs the events which culminated in the Poznan rising of June 28. The talk is based on material from the official Polish press and radio, little of which has previously been published in the West.


Talk By: Victor Zorza


A portrait in words and drums of Toussaint Louverture
Written by H. A. L. Craig


Written By: H. A. L. Craig


Sophie Wyss (soprano)
Ernest Lush (piano)


Soprano: Sophie Wyss
Piano: Ernest Lush


Two talks by John Holloway
Fellow of Queens' College, Cambridge
I-The Words on the Page
Once an exciting discovery, analysing the language texture of poetry (' practical criticism') is now well established. In his first talk Dr. Holloway attacks some of its dogmas and dangers, and argues that the longer the work under examination the less effective this method is likely to be.


Wolfgang Schneiderhan (violin)
Carl Seemann (piano)


Violin: Wolfgang Schneiderhan
Piano: Carl Seemann

: Hugh Burden in ' DWARFS AND EGGS'

A poem by Elisabeth Ayrton
At the palace of the Conde de Olivares in the year 1627 his dwarf, known as Don Sebastian de Morra , writes, to comfort his own sad heart, the following account of the death of his friend, the female dwarf known as Her Highness Maria el Paisano.


Unknown: Elisabeth Ayrton
Unknown: Don Sebastian de Morra
Unknown: Highness Maria El Paisano.


Quartet in F minor played by the Aeolian String Quartet:
Sydney Humphreys (violin)
Trevor Williams (violin)
Watson Forbes (viola)
John Moore (cello)


Violin: Sydney Humphreys
Violin: Trevor Williams
Viola: Watson Forbes
Cello: John Moore

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