The Reith lectures with transcripts

In 1948 the BBC started a series of lectures called the Reith lectures, named after the first director-general  of the BBC. Now every year the BBC asks a prominent scholar to deliver four lectures on behalf of the BBC. The lectures are usually prepared to be of interest to every day educated people and often … Read more

Academic Listening

When I drive to work I often listen to BBC Radio 4 in the car. Again and again I am struck by what a great resource this is for students. At the moment there is a fascinating series of lectures on China being broadcast in a series called ‘The Reith Lectures’. Every year the BBC … Read more