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An informal discussion by B. C. Brookes
Lecturer in Engineering,
University College, London
Gerd Buchdahl
Lecturer In History and Philosophy of Science.
University of Cambridge
John Maddox
Science Correspondent,
The Guardian
Recently B. C. Brookes pointed out an apparently fundamental limitation to the interpretation of science to the non-scientist. In this discussion his views are challenged by two speakers also actively concerned with this problem.


Unknown: B. C. Brookes
Unknown: B. C. Brookes


Carl Dolmetsch (recorder)
Joseph Saxby (harpsicherd) The Martin String Quartet:
David Martin (violin)
Raymond Keenlyside (violin)
Eileen Grainger (viola)
Bernard Richards (cello)
Variations and Fugue (In Memoriam
Horace Dann ). for recorder and string quartet (1958). Robert Simpson
(first broadcast performance)
The work by Robert Simpson , written for Carl Dolmetsch , was intended as a tribute to Horace Dann , a colleague in the BBC's Music Department.


Unknown: Carl Dolmetsch
Harpsicherd: Joseph Saxby
Violin: David Martin
Violin: Raymond Keenlyside
Viola: Eileen Grainger
Cello: Bernard Richards
Unknown: Horace Dann
Unknown: Robert Simpson
Unknown: Robert Simpson
Unknown: Carl Dolmetsch
Unknown: Horace Dann


' The Barber of Seville'
An illustrated study in the origins of Rossini's opera by Hanns Hammelmann and Michael Rose
Readers: Norman Shelley with Alec Finter. Betty Hardy
Neville Hartley , Denis McCarthy
John Sharp. Charles Simon
Narration by John Glen
Piano illustrations by Josephine Lee
Production by Christopher Sykes


Unknown: Hanns Hammelmann
Readers: Michael Rose
Readers: Norman Shelley
Unknown: Alec Finter.
Unknown: Betty Hardy
Unknown: Neville Hartley
Unknown: Denis McCarthy
Unknown: John Sharp.
Unknown: Charles Simon
Piano: John Glen
Illustrations By: Josephine Lee
Production By: Christopher Sykes

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