Gates and Feynman
By Hamish Johnston
In case you haven’t heard, Bill Gates has bought the rights to seven lectures by the late Richard Feynman, which were filmed by the BBC in 1964 — a year before Feynman shared the Nobel Prize in Physics.
You can watch them for free here — all you need to do is download and install a bit of software from Microsoft (which took me a minute or two).
The first lecture (it gets better).
Feynman had a reputation as an entertaining speaker, who could convey complex physical concepts to the general public.
The Messenger Series of lectures is also available as a book entitled The Character of Physical Law