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Talk by Monica Wilson Professor of Anthropology,
University of Cape Town
Twenty years ago Monica Wilson lived among and studied the Nyakyusa people of Nyasaland; she returned last year to find many changes, not least in the field of religious and moral beliefs. She speaks about some of the difficulties that arise in the change from paganism to Christianity, and the ways in which the people are meeting them.


Talk By: Monica Wilson
Unknown: Monica Wilson


Frederick Grinke (violin)
The London Orchestra (Leader, Leonard Hirsch )
Conducted by Boyd Neel
(first performance in this country)


Violin: Frederick Grinke
Leader: Leonard Hirsch
Conducted By: Boyd Neel


Talk by Glyn Daniel
Fellow of St. John's College, Cambridge
In this talk Dr. Daniel discusses A History of the Society of Antiquaries of London by Dr. Joan Evans , which has recendy been published. Himself a Fellow of the Society and one who has written on the history of archaeology, he here discusses the development of the Society as an index of changing antiquarian thought, and asks what its role should be in a modern state interested in the past.


Talk By: Glyn Daniel
Unknown: Dr. Joan Evans


Introduced by Edwin Morgan
A programme of readings from recently published volumes of poetry, including Bread rather than Blossoms by D. J. Enright , A Word Carved on a Sill by John Wain , Poems from the North by Kathleen Nott , and New Lines, an anthology edited by Robert Conquest .
followed by an interlude at 8.16


Introduced By: Edwin Morgan
Unknown: D. J. Enright
Unknown: John Wain
Unknown: Kathleen Nott
Edited By: Robert Conquest


France Ellegaard (piano)


Piano: France Ellegaard


by Schiller
Translated by Joseph Mellish
Adapted for radio and produced by Julius Gellner
Music composed by Roberto Gerhard


Translated By: Joseph Mellish
Produced By: Julius Gellner
Composed By: Roberto Gerhard


Harold Clarke (flute)
Hubert Dawkes (piano)


Flute: Harold Clarke
Piano: Hubert Dawkes

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

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