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: The Reith Lectures THE FUTURE OF MAN

by P. B. Medawar C.B.E., F.R.S. ,
Jodrell Professor of ?Soology and Comparative Anatomy at University College, London
A series of six lectures on the problems involved in thinking about the biological future of the human race.
3-The Limits of Improvement


Unknown: P. B. Medawar C.B.E., F.R.S.


The first of a number of programmes featuring trends in the development of its repertoire over the past too years or so. Gervase de Peyer (clarinet)
A section of the London Symphony Orchestra
(Leader, Hugh Maguire )
Conducted by Walter Goehr
Part 1


Leader: Hugh Maguire
Conducted By: Walter Goehr


J. M. Richards argues about the controversy sparked off by the design for the large new building In the Circus


Unknown: J. M. Richards


Part 2
The second concert in this series, on December 17, will include Stravinsky's Concertino, Ravel's Trois Poemes de Mal larme, Serenade No. 2 by Bruno Maderna , and Berg's Chamber Concerto.


Unknown: Trois Poemes de Mal
Unknown: Bruno Maderna


Short story by Muriel Spark
Read by Avril Elgar
*I am glad that I went to the secondary modem school, because it was only constructed the year before. Therefore, it was much more hygienic than the grammar school.' This is the attitude of Lorna, who has hygiene where her heart should be.


Story By: Muriel Spark
Read By: Avril Elgar


Alfred Brendel (piano)
Sonetto del Petrarca No. 104 Apres une lecture de Dante Funerailles
Reminiscences de Lucia dl Lammermoor
(: second broadcast)


Piano: Alfred Brendel
Piano: Sonetto Del Petrarca

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