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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Fondazzjoni Paulus presents the Rabat Agape Festival

The Malta Independent 29 Jan 2023
This lecture by Mario Gauci will be held at the Wignacourt Museum in Rabat ... The public is invited to visit this exhibition at the Wignacourt Museum until Friday, 24 February.  Entrance to this exhibition is free ... At the end of this lecture, the public can buy copies of the recently published book, Rabat Sacrum....

When you silence one journalist, you silence dozens of voices – Portia Gabor

Joy Online 29 Jan 2023
Gabor was speaking at this year’s maiden public lecture organised by the Directorate of Research, Innovation, and Development (DRID) of the fully-fledged University of Media, Arts, and Communication, (UniMAC-GIJ), at the North Dzorwulu campus, on the topic, “Journalism, Innovation and Development....

Oil and Gas contributes 4.5 per cent to Ghana’s GDP in the last 8 years

Business Ghana 29 Jan 2023
 . January 26, 2023.  .  . Share.  . Facebook.  . Twitter.  . Pinterest.  . Print.  .  .  . By. George Antwi ... Speaking at the maiden University of Ghana Public lecture held in Accra on the topic “Energy Transitions ... --Advertisements--. ....

Cheating Aussie student fails uni exam after being caught using artificial intelligence chatbot to write ...

The Daily Mail 29 Jan 2023
The student, studying at University of New South Wales, confessed to using OpenAI's ChatGPT to write their essay after a lecturer suspected it was AI generated. The futuristic technology released for public use in November 2022, has already amassed millions of users worldwide and ......

CUE Public Lecture: Dr. Andrew Loke on a New Argument for God’s Reality (Concordia University of Edmonton)

Public Technologies 28 Jan 2023
). The CUE Research Cluster on Christian Philosophy & Theology is pleased to announce our first public lecture of the term ... Details.. Lecture title ... Dr ... Disclaimer ... Distributed by Public, unedited and unaltered, on 27 January 2023 23.47.04 UTC....

Scenic trail group to hold public meeting

The Logan Daily News 28 Jan 2023
at Logan High School’s lecture hall, 14470 state Route 328, Logan ... public trails....

Harari thesis: Nationalism can be good for the world

The Times of India 28 Jan 2023
... and anti-globalism? , historian and probably the most influential public intellectual now, argues otherwise....

Is ChatGPT groundbreaking? These experts say no.

Popular Science 28 Jan 2023
ChatGPT, OpenAI’s AI-powered chatbot, has been impressing the public—but AI researchers aren’t as convinced it’s breaking any new ground ... Before we dive into the nitty gritty of what LeCun is getting at, here’s a quick refresher on the conversations around ChatGPT, which was released to the public late last year....

Doctors say surgical training, delayed by the pandemic, continues to be affected

North Shore News 28 Jan 2023
Moving to a largely online format of lectures, surgical videos and simulations made it harder to teach the technicalities of procedures and give feedback, Al-Shaqsi said ... Adam Pyle is an emergency medicine physician and lecturer at the University of Toronto, and a journalism fellow at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health....


The Buffalo News 28 Jan 2023
Dr. Brian H. Williams, a trauma surgeon who worked treated police officers during a July 2016 mass shooting in Dallas, will speak next week as part of its third annual program. Members of the public are encouraged to attend or watch online. When. 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday. Where. M & T Lecture Hall at the Jacobs School, 955 Main St. The program ... Keynote ... Cost....

DR LIZ O'RIORDAN: The 25-year-old me who drank like a fish would not have listened ...

The Daily Mail 28 Jan 2023
But now I write, lecture and use social media to raise awareness and share public health messages ... Would 25-year-old me have listened to a middle-aged doctor and cancer survivor lecturing on the risks of alcohol? Probably not, to be honest....

Russian soldiers bring their weapons home from front line and open fire on people

Yahoo Daily News 28 Jan 2023
Source ... Details ... One of the convicts got drunk and started firing his pistol in a public place ... They convinced the court that they came to their senses and made amends by giving public lectures in their military units about responsibility for illegal possession of weapons and by donating 5 to 10 thousand roubles to help children ... .......

China's pandemic strategy optimization "great boon" for Cambodia's tourism, economy, says academics

People Daily 28 Jan 2023
PHNOM PENH, Jan ... Vun Phanith, a lecturer at the Institute for International Studies and Public Policy, a school of Royal University of Phnom Penh (RUPP), foresaw that large numbers of tourists, business people and investors will return to the Southeast Asian nation, given close relationship between the two countries ... dollars in revenue ... (Web editor ... ....

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