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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Let’s plan for memorial parks and woods to help us heal from all the losses of Covid

Irish Independent 01 Mar 2021
It’s about creating awareness, establishing a dialogue between the past, the present and the future, says lecturer in public history at Trinity College Dublin, Dr Georgina Laragy ... A new public garden will be created in the Olympic Park, east London, with 33 blossoming trees to represent each of London’s boroughs and the City of London....

Coronavirus: What's open, what's closed as of March 1, 2021

Daily Freeman 01 Mar 2021
In the interest of public safety, critical coronavirus coverage is being provided free to all readers ...City of Kingston municipal buildings will reopen to the public on Monday, March 1 ... • The Friends of Historic Saugerties has canceled its monthly local history lectures at the Saugerties Public Library for the rest of 2020....

Hide your clothes, and other ways to make them last longer: A fashion expert’s surprising tips

The Irish Times 01 Mar 2021
There is a rip in the armpit of Orsola de Castro’s jumper. She raises her hand high in the air so I can see it ... The 54-year-old is an activist, lecturer, former designer and cofounder of the not-for-profit movement Fashion Revolution. With the publication of her book Loved Clothes Last, she has also become a kind of anti-Marie Kondo ... “I thought ... iStock....

At the podium: Free public lectures this week

South Bend Tribune 28 Feb 2021
The following lectures are scheduled this week in the community. Registration or connection information is listed. All events are free and open to the public ... ....

UCSB Arts & Lectures to present Chris Thile

Santa Barbara News-Press 28 Feb 2021
Grammy-winning mandolin virtuoso Chris Thile is the host of “Live From Here,” a public radio variety show. UCSB Arts & Lectures will present Grammy-winning mandolin virtuoso Chris Thile at 5 p.m....


The Hawk Eye 28 Feb 2021
West Point Public Library will host a Read Across Iowa event at 10 a.m ... Friends of the Harlan House Brown Bag Lecture Series starts at noon at Iowa Wesleyan University's Howe Activity Center, Mount Pleasant. The lectures are free and open to the public, both in-person and virtual ... Mediapolis Public Library, 128 N ... The public is welcome....

Fake news was a thing centuries before Donald Trump

Asiatimes 28 Feb 2021
The idea of “news” is a pretty new thing. So is the concept of “fake news,” as in false or misleading information presented as news ... More on that in a moment ... In the US today, a fundamentally ill-informed public produces inferior laws and weak administration ... This article is based on the author’s public lecture, “Fake news in ancient times ... .......

'Welcome everyone, we can smell the pills from here': the demolishing brilliance of Tina Fey and Amy Poehler at the Golden Globes

Yahoo Daily News 28 Feb 2021
“You’re in no position to lecture the public, you know nothing about the real world,” he told them, to a cringely self-castigating round of applause ... Joaquin Phoenix is nominated for Inherent Vice, but obviously he isn’t here tonight because he has said publicly that - quote - award shows are total and utter bull- Oh! Hey Joaquin!”....

Coronavirus: What's open, what's closed as of Feb. 28, 2021

Daily Freeman 28 Feb 2021
City of Kingston municipal buildings will reopen to the public on Monday, March 1 ... • The Rhinebeck Village Hall is closed to the public, except for court and police matters ... • The Friends of Historic Saugerties has canceled its monthly local history lectures at the Saugerties Public Library for the rest of 2020....

The story of Albert Wheeler, Ann Arbor’s first and only Black mayor

Michigan Live 28 Feb 2021
Wheeler met his wife Emma when they were public health graduate students at UM and they married in 1938 ... Wheeler Smith’s son, Conan Smith, represented Ann Arbor on the county board for nearly 14 years between 2005 and 2018 and is president of the Michigan Environmental Council, as well as a UM public policy lecturer....

New normal days

The Telegraph India 27 Feb 2021
But conspicuous consumption is best done in public spaces so once the pandemic ends, I suspect Delhi’s rich will go back to buying Hermes frames for wads of cash at BonTon ...  I have been lecturing online for just over two semesters now and virtual teaching works......

Law in a Time of Crisis by Jonathan Sumption review — law, lockdown and Brexiteers

The Times/The Sunday Times 27 Feb 2021
Learned, clear-thinking and able to use an impressive career of public service and intellectual endeavour to support bold assertion....

Indonesia approves free COVID-19 vaccine drive by private companies

Arab News 27 Feb 2021
While initial population targets included health workers, senior citizens, frontline public workers, teachers and lecturers, athletes, journalists, and lawmakers, the general population or those in their productive age will receive their first vaccine jab in April ... This could be misleading the public and making them have the wrong expectation....