Monday, July 2, 2012 | Categories: Episodes |
In 2011, the CBC Massey Lectures celebrated 50 years with bestselling author,
essayist, cultural observer, and famed New Yorker contributor
Winter: Five Windows on the Season, is a wide-ranging yet intimate tour of the season that shows how science, economics, psychology and religion made for a new and modern idea of winter. Throughout, Gopnik emphasizes a recurring theme: our love for the winter world outdoors can't be separated from the struggle to understand our own interior world.
BROWSE AND LISTEN TO 50 YEARS OF MASSEY LECTURES
To celebrate the Massey Lectures 50th anniversary we have made as much audio as possible available online.
The CBC has commissioned the annual Massey Lectures since 1961. They were unveiled in late February by the vice-president and general manager of English networks, H.G. Walker. "Each year," he said in the press release announcing the series, "the CBC will invite a noted scholar to undertake study or original research in his field and present the results in a series of half-hour radio broadcasts." He continued, saying that he hoped the lectures would "make significant contributions to public awareness and understanding and... further development of the art of broadcasting."