Public lecture

A public lecture is one means employed for educating the public in the arts and sciences. The Royal Institution has a long history of public lectures and demonstrations given by prominent experts in the field. In the 19th century, the popularity of the public lectures given by Sir Humphry Davy at the Royal Institution was so great that the volume of carriage traffic in Albemarle Street caused it to become the first one-way street in London. The Royal Institution's Christmas Lectures for young people are nowadays also shown on television. Alexander von Humboldt delivered a series of public lectures at the University of Berlin in the winter of 1827–1828, that formed the basis for his later work Kosmos.

Besides public lectures, public autopsies have been important in promoting knowledge of medicine. The public autopsy of Dr. Johann Gaspar Spurzheim, advocate of phrenology, was conducted after his death, and his brain, skull, and heart were removed, preserved in jars of alcohol, and put on display to the public. Public autoposies have sometimes verged on entertainment: American showman P. T. Barnum held a public autopsy of Joice Heth after her death. Heth was a woman whom Barnum had been featuring as being over 160 years old. Barnum charged 50 cents admission. The autopsy demonstrated that she had in fact been between 76 and 80 years old.

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Speakeasy: Shape of Things

Indian Express 25 Aug 2019
They provided a valuable platform for new and occasional writers, whose work ceased to appear in the public domain when Indian magazines began to fail in the 1990s, and who would remain in limbo until ... Pratik Kanjilal lectures a surprisingly tolerant public on far too many issues....

Luncheon brings in lawmakers

Pauls Valley Democrat 24 Aug 2019
to 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12 at the Reynolds Recreation Center ... ••• ... •••. Pauls Valley Public Library's next series of book lectures has already begun with round two coming next month ... Carol Sue Humphrey is schedule to lead a public lecture and discussion on the book at 6 p.m ... A lecture led by Ken Hada is set for Oct ... The lecture for his one is on Nov ... ....

State honour for Kovai gastroenterologist

Deccan Chronicle 24 Aug 2019
... he organised to spread awareness about various medical subjects, delivering talks by participating in television shows, hosting social media lectures, publications in print media and the books for the benefit of the public....

Atiku Honours Pledge, Awards Full Scholarship to Late Onukaba Ojo’s Son

This Day 24 Aug 2019
His late father was an accomplished journalist who served meritoriously as Managing Director of the Daily Times of Nigeria and Senior Special Assistant to Vice President Atiku Abubakar on Media and Publicity. He was also a university lecturer and earned a doctorate in Performance Studies from New York....

Hyderabad: A taskmaster who handled issues after 1962, 1971 wars

Deccan Chronicle 24 Aug 2019
“Though an IAS officer, I have mostly been involved in the public sector,” Mr Gopalakrishna says ... He was associated with IPE for public sector training, posted as chairman of AP State Fiance Corporation which was the only unit to make profits ... of Public Enterprises....

From awareness to acquisitions: how the freemium model benefits business and cultural organisations

Your Story 24 Aug 2019
Launched in 2014, PhotoSparks is a weekly feature from YourStory, with photographs that celebrate the spirit of creativity and innovation ... The Corporate Donor programme supports special exhibitions, acquisitions, restoration, publications, workshops, research, lectures, and educational outreach initiatives ... "Business is changing fast....

HK students announce two-week class boycott

Asiatimes 23 Aug 2019
Meanwhile, a series of lectures are planned at different campuses over the next two weeks during the boycott, according to Davin Wong, the acting president of Hong Kong University Students’ Union. On the planned last day of the boycott on Friday September 13, a public lecture on civil society will be organised at Chater Garden in Central....

Celebrating Parthenium awareness week 2019

The Times of India 23 Aug 2019
To create awareness amongst the general public, farmers, school and college students and policy makers and planners talked about the impact of the obnoxious parthenium weed and how to manage this weed ... conducted with wide publicity about Parthenium, its ill effects and control....

Shawnee's Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art celebrating centennial with history lecture

The Oklahoman 23 Aug 2019
SHAWNEE – Delaynna Trim, curator of collections at the Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art, will give a lecture at 7 p.m. on the inspiration for the current exhibit, "Journey Back in Time. The History of the Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art." ...   ... “He became a monk at St ... Friday's lecture and a post-talk reception are free and open to the public ... 31.  ... 14-Oct ... ....

Why still no action against Zakir Naik, Ramasamy asks Dr M

Malaysia Today 23 Aug 2019
(FMT) – DAP’s P Ramasamy has questioned the prime minister’s lack of action against Dr Zakir Naik, a day after the controversial Indian preacher lodged a second police report against him accusing him of defamation ... Ramasamy was referring to remarks made by Naik in a recent series of public lectures in Kelantan ... ....


Peace FM Online 23 Aug 2019
The ministers challenge was established when the Sekondi-Takoradi Chamber of Commerce and Industry in collaboration with the Ghana Railway Development Authority held a public lecture in Takoradi during their Annual General Meeting on Monday August 19, 2019 under the theme, “RAILWAY REVITALIZATION AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT ... ....

Guinness world record attempt, Yorkfest, zydeco and other free things to do Aug. 23-25

Penn Live 23 Aug 2019
Life Spins Madly On by Yorkfest's featured artist Fiel Patricio ... Yorkfest Fine Arts Festival ... 10 a.m.-5 p.m ... This lecture will be presented by Dr ... This is the museum’s eighth program in its 2019 Lessons in History Speaker Series of 12 free lectures to the public ... Free for the lecture; museum admission required to tour exhibits ... Free to the public ... ....

UB, Buffalo State experts: Wellness too often missing from college life

The Buffalo News 23 Aug 2019
The UB Office of Inclusive Excellence has started a program called the Year of Yoga for Every Body, which will offer free classes to students and the public this school year, and include lectures by regional and national yogic leaders....

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