Monday, June 27, 2011

BBC Radio 4 unveils 60 years of Reith Lectures archive

First broadcast in 1948, the lectures were created to advance public understanding of significant issues of the day through high-profile speakers.

Past lecturers include the philosopher Bertrand Russell, "father of the atomic bomb" J Robert Oppenheimer and pianist and conductor Daniel Barenboim.

More than 240 Reith Lectures are also available to download as podcasts. The archive has them all.

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