This year marks the 50th anniversary of CBC's Massey Lectures. The lecture series is named after Vincent Massey, Canada's first Canadian born Governor General. Each year the CBC Radio (now in collaboration with the House of Anansi Press, and Massey College in the University of Toronto) invites a well known scholar to present his original research in a lecture series that is later broadcast nation wide.
This year's lecturer was Adam Gopnik, who's talk was entitled "Winter: Five Windows on the Season." In addition to Gopnik's contribution, the entire past 50 years of the Massey Lectures are now available online.