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A conversation in May
Written by Maurice Cranston
Produced by Douglas Cleverdon
This conversation between champions of different political philosophies is imagined to have taken place in May 166o, when England was awaiting the return of Charles II after his proclamation as King by both Houses of Parliament.
An unyielding republican, Colonel John Hutchinson, challenges both the ardent royalism of John Evelyn and the calculating liberalism of Anthony Ashley
Cooper, neither of whom can stomach the views of the other, and all are confronted,- if not confounded, by the mordant realism of Thomas Hobbes.
John Aubrey, never too attached to one idea to cease to be curious about others, animates the dialogue, and the participants are pressed to make exphat their beliefs about the theoretical basis of the monarchy.


Written By: Maurice Cranston
Produced By: Douglas Cleverdon
Thomas Hobbes: : Carleton Hodos
Colonel John Hutchinson: James McKechnie
John Evelyn: Norman Shelley
Sir Anthony Ashley Cooper: Anthony Jacobs
John Aubrey: Robert Eddison


by Monique Haas


Unknown: Monique Haas


by Margery Perham
Miss Perham, Fellow in Imperial Government at Nuffield College, Oxford, has recently returned from one of her frequent visits to Kenya, where she experienced the immediate reactions to the Lancaster House conference on the constitution. She discusses the antecedents of the Macleod proposals and the poslible future they offer.


Unknown: Margery Perham


Concerto In B flat, for three oboes; three violins, and continuo
Concerto In E, for flute, oboe d'amore. viola d'amore, strings, and continuo on a gramophone record


Three talks on the social order before the coming of industry by Peter Laslett Lecturer in History in the University of Cambridge
2-A One-Class Society


Unknown: Peter Laslett

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