The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation has commissioned the annual Massey Lectures since 1961. They were unveiled in late February by the vice-president and general manager of English networks at the time, 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."
Today, the CBC Massey Lectures are the product of a collaboration of three partners - CBC Radio, the House of Anansi Press, and Massey College at the University of Toronto. Each fall the lectures are delivered on university campuses in five cities across Canada.
Here are our 10 most popular Massey Lectures. You can listen to all of them online.