Man conquers Nature: The new Soviet construction scheme is a text of speeches delivered at Battersea Town Hall on 13th January 1952. The SCRSS was founded in 1924 as the Society for Cultural Relations between the British Commonwealth and the USSR, following the establishment of diplomatic relations between Great Britain and the new Soviet state. The SCR Sections were formed - special interest groups such as Education, Theatre, Writers, Architects and Planners, and Legal. During World War II, when Britain and the Soviet Union were allies in the fight against Nazism, the Society organised exhibitions and other fund-raising events to support the war effort.

In 1953, Louisa, the widow of George Neighbour, died in Essex.

In 1957, the Shakespeare Theatre and Opera House was demolished.