CBC Massey Lectures, 1991 - 2000
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 at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), 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."
The lectures were named for Vincent Massey, who had recently completed a seven-year term as Governor General of Canada. Today, the CBC Massey Lectures are the product of a collaboration of three partners -- CBC Radio, the House of Anansi Press, and Massey College in the University of Toronto. For most of their history, the Massey Lectures were recorded within the austere confines of a radio studio in Toronto. But since 2002, they have been delivered each fall before large audiences on university campuses in cities across Canada. The lectures are broadcast each November on CBC Radio One, are streamed worldwide on the internet and are available as podcasts and audio CDs.
1991 - Charles Taylor, The Malaise of Modernity
1992 - Robert Heilbroner, Twenty-First Century Capitalism
1993 - Jean Bethke Elshtain, Democracy on Trial
1994 - Conor Cruise O'Brien, On the Eve of the Millennium
1995 - John Ralston Saul, The Unconscious Civilization
1996 - no lecture
1997 - Hugh Kenner, The Elsewhere Community
1998 - Jean Vanier, Becoming Human
1999 - Robert Fulford, The Triumph of Narrative
2000 - Michael Ignatieff, The Rights Revolution
The 1996 lecture was to have been delivered by Robert Theobald, but was cancelled six weeks prior by CBC, no doubt out of frustration with his novel method of seeking input into his manuscript via the Internet. The eventual manuscript was released as his book Re-working Success, and the lectures were delivered in Australia to great acclaim. The audio of the lectures was released on tape under the title The Future Of Work. If I can obtain this via an inter-library loan, I will upload it separately at a later date.
These lecture podcasts have been pulled together from various sources, including CBC's web archive, streamed audio, library CDs and MP3s from other sites. Audio quality is 64K-128K MP3, depending on source.
-- Epyx, 10 Dec 2011
*** Note: All credit to original uploader Epyx @ Demonoid. ;; I'm just cross-posting the torrent here ***
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