by Alvar Aalto
The distinguished Finnish architect has recently paid a brief visit to London to receive this year's Royal Gold Medal for Architecture, awarded by Her Majesty the Queen on the recommendation of the Royal Institute of British Architects.
During his visit he gave the first of a series of Annual Discourses, newly established by the R.I.B.A., of which this is a broadcast version.
(The recorded broadcast of April 18)
Fugue in E flat (St. Anne) Concerto in C (Vivaldi) Chorale Preludes:
Herr Jesu Christ dfch zu uns wend (8.656); Nun komm der Heiden Heiland (S.669)
Prelude and Fugue in B minor played by Reginald Moore (organ)
From Exeter Cathedral
Second of six programmes of organ music by Bach
4-The Ecologists' Approach to Soil Erosion by R. M. Gorrie , D.SC.
Soil erosion in the tropics is so extensive that it is difficult to appreciate till one has seen the East with its teeming millions of men and cattle. Erosion begins with hungry animals destroying grass and shrub cover and reducing the land to dust: then down comes the monsoon with terrific force. Fire, cutting, and grazing add their quota of damage to forests.
Dr. Gorrie has recently returned from
India and his most vivid examples come from there, but soil erosion is also presenting ecologists with problems much nearer home.
by G. Lowes Dickinson
Arranged for radio and produced by Sasha Moorsom
(The recorded broadcast of Oct. 6)
G Lowes Dickinson:
Lord Cantilupe (a Tory):
Alfred Remenham (a Liberal):
Reuben Mendoza (a Conservative):
George Allison (a Socialist):
Angus MacCarthy (an Anarchist):
Henry Martin (a Professor):
Charles Wilson (a Man of Science):
Arthur Ellis (a Journalist):
Philip Audubon (a Man of Business):
Aubrey Coryat (a Poet):
Sir John Harington (a Gentleman of Leisure):
William Woodman (a member of the Society of Friends):
Geoffrey Vivian (a Man of Letters):
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