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Broadcasts on science and religion, 1948-1969

MS. Coulson 115

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Folder D.8.1:

'Miracles' in BBC Home Service for Schools, Religion and Philosophy Series, Summer and Autumn Terms, 1951 (2 different talks): typescript, scripts, copy as published in Religion and Education, 1952. Copy of letter sent by Coulson to all listeners who wrote him after the broadcasts.

Folder D.8.2:

'Christianity in an age of science', North American Service, 22 February 1952: typescript.

'Science and the Christian faith': typescript of sermon n.d. which is very similar to the 22 February talk.

Folder D.8.3:

Script and notes for TV Epilogue, 25 October 1953, and ensuing correspondence from listeners with Coulson's replies.

Folder D.8.4:

Broadcast answers to listeners' questions in BBC Series, 'The Faith in the West' and ensuing correspondence. Transcripts of 2 other 'Faith in the West' discussions in which Coulson participated, 2 February 1954 and 20 January 1955.

Folder D.8.5:

'The scientific interpretation of the universe' in BBC Home Service for Schools, Religion and Philosophy Series, Spring Term 1954.

Transcripts of Coulson's three talks: 'The atom and the stars', 'Life' and 'The role of man'.

Includes scripts of other talks in the series and the final discussion programme between Coulson and Dr. F.A. Cockin, the Bishop of Bristol, on 'One universe'. Correspondence with producers and listeners.

Folder D.8.6:

'Science and Christianity', 10 July 1955: typescript and script.

'Questions on the air': discussion, 3 August 1955: ms. script.

'Marxist and Western account of molecular resonance' in the series 'Frontiers of Knowledge' BBC European Service, 7 February 1956: script.

Folder D.8.7:

'Science and the Christian faith', sermon in the series 'Christians look at the news', 10 February 1957: transcript of service conducted by Coulson, as broadcast from BBC Birmingham studios, script of sermon, correspondence with producers.

Folder D.8.8:

'What I believe', transcript for London Calling Asia Series, 1 July 1956. Same title: transcript with annotation 'General distribution BBC January 1957'.

'Science and the good life': typescript of same talk as above, 1957.

'Men talking', Midland Home Service, 29 March 1957: script of discussion, ms. of Coulson's contribution.

'Chemistry by computation', script of discussion programme chaired by Coulson, Third Programme, 14 August 1957.

Folder D.8.9:

'Problems of power', Midlands Home Service Series, 9 February 1958: transcript of discussion.

'It's my belief', People's Service Series, 27 July 1958: script.

'Whose Responsibility?' in series 'Viewpoint', 23 March 1960: script and correspondence.

'In my opinion' in Woman's Hour, 19 December 1960: script.

'Responsibility in science' in BBC Home Service for Schools, 'The Christian Religion and its Philosophy', 10 January 1961: script and typescript.

'Science, society and religion', in BBC Overseas European Service, Good Friday, 1963: script.

'Ten to Eight talk', 23 February 1967: transcript.

Folder D.8.10:

'One world' discussion chaired by Coulson in series 'Meeting Point', 22 October 1961: lengthy correspondence, scripts, ideas for discussion, evaluation of the discussion.

Folder D.8.11:

Folder of miscellaneous correspondence with the BBC re broadcasts by Coulson, ideas for new programmes, suggested topics for discussion, 1948-1969.

Brief correspondence with Granada TV regarding Coulson's contribution, 'Why atoms combine' in Discovery series, 1964.


  • 1948-1969


11 folders

Language of Materials



MS. Coulson 115

Former reference:

CSAC 60/4/78/D.8/1-11

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