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by Norman Hunt
Lecturer in Political Economy in the University of Oxford
Today's inauguration of a new President of the United States will doubtless lead to repetitions of the view that his office is one of great power. In fact, says Dr. Hunt, the President has less power than a British Prime Minister. In this talk he analyses the origins of this situation and the extent to which Presidents in this century have been able to circumvent it.


Unknown: Norman Hunt


Sonata No. 3, in E minor
Played by Jean-Pierre Rampal (flute)
Robert Veyron-Lacroix (harpsichord) on a gramophone record


Flute: Jean-Pierre Rampal
Harpsichord: Robert Veyron-Lacroix


or How to find a poet
' A kind of fairy story by ZOFIA ILINSKA
Produced by Louis MACNEICE


Story By: Zofia Ilinska
Produced By: Louis MacNeice
First Person: Denys Hawthorne
Cecil: Frank Duncan
Bartholomew: Charles Leno
Claude: Patrick Magee
First Poet: John Gabriel
First Poetess: ,selma Vaz Dias
Second Poet: Richard Hurndall
Second Poetess: Mary Wimbush


Alfred Deller (counter-tenor)
Ian Wilson (oboe)
Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields Leader, Neville Marriner


Unknown: Alfred Deller
Oboe: Ian Wilson
Leader: Neville Marriner


by Benjamin Frankel
In this talk Benjamin Frankel con-siders the concept of music as an abstract art and advances an alternative to the idea of * absolute music.'


Unknown: Benjamin Frankel
Unknown: Benjamin Frankel

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