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A discussion based on Michael Young 's recent book
' The Rise of the Meritocracy '
Speakers: Jean Floud
Reader in Sociology of Education,
Institute of Education, University of London
Principal, Ruskin College, Oxford
Reader in Philosophy at Birkbeck College, University of London
A. D. C. Peterson.
Director. Department of Education,
University of Oxford
In advanced industrial societies there tends to be an increasingly close tie between education and occupation. Educational selection becomes selection for career and ultimately positions of social prestige and power. In his ' essay on education and equality' Dr. Young has painted a satirical pIcture of a society in which current trends have been pursued to their logical extreme.


Unknown: Michael Young

: Leslie French, Denis Quilley and Norman Shelley in 'DON BLUDGEON WAS A PUPPET'

('Los Titeres de Cachiporra')
The tragi-comedy of Don Cristobal and Senorita Rosita
A farce for marionettes by Federico Garcia Lorca
Translated by W. S. Merwin
Music by Maurice Ohana
Radio adaptation and production by Raymond Raikes Other puppets played by members of the BBC Drama Repertory Company
James Atkins (bass-baritone)
London Chamber Singers
London Chamber Orchestra
(Leader, Lionel Bentley )
Conducted by Anthony Bernard


Unknown: Don Cristobal
Translated By: W. S. Merwin
Music By: Maurice Ohana
Production By: Raymond Raikes
Bass-Baritone: James Atkins
Leader: Lionel Bentley
Conducted By: Anthony Bernard
Mosquito, the puppet-master: Leslie French
Rosita: Beth Boyd
Her father: Lawrence Baskcomb
Cocoliche: Denis Quilley
Don Cristobal: Norman Shelley
The Hour: Hilda Schroder
Gadabout: Willoughby Goddard
Currito, from the harbour: John Westbrook
Weary-Souls: Wilfrid Grantham
Figaro: Dudley Jones


Noctuelles; Oiseaux tristes; Une barque sur l'océan; Alborada del gracioso; La vallée des cloches played by Bela Siki (piano)
Second of seven programmes of Ravel's piano music


2-New Thoughts on the Homeric Epics by T. B. L. Webster Professor of Greek at
University College, London


Unknown: T. B. L. Webster

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