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Aeolian String Quartet
Sydney Humphreys (violin) Trevor Williams (violin)
Watson Forbes (viola)
Derek Simpson (cello)


Violin: Sydney Humphreys
Violin: Trevor Williams
Viola: Watson Forbes
Cello: Derek Simpson


E. A. Blair 1903-1950
A portrait drawn from the reminiscences of some of those who knew him
Avril Dunn (nee Blair) Richard Blair
W. A. Dunn
Arthur Koestler
Hon. David Astor
Fredric J. Warburg Brenda Salkeld
Bob Edwards,m.p. , Denys King-Farlow
Compiled and introduced by RAYNER HEPPENSTALL
: third broadcast


Unknown: E. A. Blair
Unknown: Avril Dunn
Unknown: Richard Blair
Unknown: W. A. Dunn
Unknown: Arthur Koestler
Unknown: David Astor
Unknown: Fredric J. Warburg
Unknown: Brenda Salkeld
Unknown: Bob Edwards,m.P.
Unknown: Denys King-Farlow
Introduced By: Rayner Heppenstall


Mary Thomas (soprano)
Edgar Fleet (tenor)
James Atkins (bass)
The Ambrosian Singers
English Chamber Orchestra Leader, Emanuel Hurwitz Conducted by Charles Mackerras
Charles Spinks (harpsichord and organ continuo)
CONCERTO Gkosso No. 1, in B flat CHANDOSANTHEM No. 1:
0 be joyful in the Lord


Soprano: Mary Thomas
Bass: James Atkins
Leader: Emanuel Hurwitz
Conducted By: Charles MacKerras
Harpsichord: Charles Spinks


A series of four programmes
In the years 1950-65 universities throughout the world will have grown faster and more widely than ever before. This series examines some aspects of British universities today, considers the need for expansion, how it is to be carried out, and some of the problems that arise.
2: Problems of Expansion
A discussion between J. S. Fulton
Principal. University College of Sussex
B. V. Bowden
Principal, Manchester College of Science and Technology Irene Manton
Professor of Botany University of Leeds
John Vaizey
Institute of Education University of London
Problems of Change: June 11


Jan Ekier (piano)
Nocturne in C minor. Op. 48 Four Mazurkas
E minor, Op. 41 No. 2 A minor, Op. 17 No. 4 D flat, Op. 30 No. 3
C sharp minor. Op. 50 No. 3
Scherzo No. 2, in B flat minor Nocturne in B, Op. 62 No. Polonaise in A flat


Talk by Frank Thistlethwaite Fellow of St. John's College Cambridge
Since April 12 the United States has been issuing commemorative stamps, re-enacting military engagements on site, and generally indulging in an orgy of history. But is it anything more than a salute to the grandeur of Lincoln and the gentleness of Lee-a nostalgic evocation of Yank and Johnny Reb ?
Frank Thistlethwaite believes that it is. He thinks it is a symbol of a continuing dichotomy which tends to weaken American leadership.
: second broadcast


Talk By: Frank Thistlethwaite
Unknown: Johnny Reb
Unknown: Frank Thistlethwaite


Cello Concerto in E minor Op. 58 played by Roger Albin (cello) Orchestre des Cento Soli
Conducted by Rudolf Albert on a gramophone record


Cello: Roger Albin
Conducted By: Rudolf Albert

: Closedown

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