Wednesday, February 23, 2005

Oh Boy! Lectures!

I don't usually spend a lot of time in the video section of the library but I checked it out last week and tonight, looking for travel videos on England. (I'm heavily into the anticipation phase of the trip right now.) Turns out there are lots to choose from, so I'll have fun with that. I even found that Bill Bryson's Notes from a Small Island was made into a video series, so I got the first of those to try.

What really excited me though was the discovery of half a shelf full of videos called the Capstone Lectures in Western Culture. It's a series from the Stanford Alumni Association, and each video is an hour long lecture from a professor on music, literature, history, politics and other subjects. Jackpot! I started this week with "Music as a Mirror of Society," by Prof. Leonard Ratner, and I'll probably check out one a week for a while. I'm not taking any continuing studies classes just now, so this will be a good (and free) way to indulge my inner nerd.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

So, how were they?