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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Group plans event to promote unity between Odessa, Midland

Odessa American 15 Aug 2020
Payton said the lecture is fully funded and John Ben Shepperd Public Leadership Institute Executive Director Robert Brescia and Midland College President Steve Thomas are joining forces on it ... “The lecture itself is serving as a very visible public kick off, or start, to a social movement....

Pittsfield: Feigenbaum lecture speaker announced

The Berkshire Eagle 14 Aug 2020
The lecture, sponsored by the TAA Feigenbaum Lecture Endowment, is free and open to the public....

Group plans event to promote unit between Odessa, Midland

Odessa American 14 Aug 2020
Payton said the lecture is fully funded and John Ben Shepperd Public Leadership Institute Executive Director Robert Brescia and Midland College President Steve Thomas are joining forces on it ... “The lecture itself is serving as a very visible public kick off, or start, to a social movement....

Sibanye-Stillwater CEO calls for ’mining TRC’ ahead of Marikana massacre 8th anniversary

Independent online (SA) 14 Aug 2020
He insisted that his company’s inaugural Marikana Memorial Lecture was not a public relations exercise and that his company was not trying to move on and ignore what happened in the past ... During AMCU’s memorial lecture, Mathunjwa accused Lonmin and the mines’ current owners Sibanye-Stillwater, of being thieves that came to steal and destroy....

Stay in public schools: The anti-racism we need from white families during the pandemic

MinnPost 14 Aug 2020
There is another plot twist unraveling in the reopening of public schools this fall, something predictable yet relatively invisible in much current news ... Funding for public schools is a societal good and supports our democracy, now and in the future ... Abby Rombalski, Ph.D., is a white public school parent and a lecturer at the University of Minnesota....

Virtual classes, services and offerings, starting August 15

Cleveland Jewish News 14 Aug 2020
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Carrying ‘weapons’ while striking is still a sticking point

Mail Guardian South Africa 14 Aug 2020
In an expert opinion, Hylton White, an anthropology lecturer at the University of the Witwatersrand, says in Southern Africa dancing with sticks at public gatherings has been documented as far back as the 1800s ... “It is, therefore, my opinion that they intended to create and assert a public presence, and not to intimidate or threaten.”....

Coronavirus: What's open, what's closed in the Mid-Hudson Valley as of Aug. 14, 2020

Daily Freeman 14 Aug 2020
In the interest of public safety, critical coronavirus coverage is being provided free to all readers ...The Friends of Historic Saugerties has canceled its monthly local history lectures at the Saugerties Public Library for the rest of 2020 ... • The Highland Public Library has implemented curbside pickup....

Lecture on Covid measures

Gulf Daily News 13 Aug 2020
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IIT-Madras webinar series to mark Mahatma Gandhi’s birth anniversary

The Times of India 13 Aug 2020
Retrospect and Prospects.’ The lecture series is being coordinated by the office of global engagement, . The webinar is open to the public ... problems among the general public, while also initiating a dialogue to identify socially relevant problems that need to be addressed.”....

Remembering Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz, intellectual wonder and Jewish landmark

The Jerusalem Post 13 Aug 2020
... Elazar Shach, all great rabbis who seldom appeared in public ... Steinsaltz addressed highbrow audiences at Yale University and the Aspen Institute speaking rich English, and delivered lectures on Army Radio in a contemporary Hebrew aimed, like his writings, at the broad public....

US labels Confucius Institute a Chinese 'foreign mission'

BBC News 13 Aug 2020
By Zhaoyin Feng, BBC Chinese, Washington DC ... Another removed a reference to Taiwan from a university speaker's biography ... Open to the general public, Confucius Institutes promote Chinese language but also run classes in culture, from calligraphy and cooking to tai chi. They sponsor educational exchanges and hold public events and lectures ... ....

Jouf governor inspects projects in Dumat Al-Jandal province

Arab News 13 Aug 2020
SAKAKA. Jouf Gov ... The museum also has halls for permanent exhibitions and visiting exhibitions, lecture halls, halls for children, workshops for photography and restoration, a library, administrative offices, public facilities and support services that enable visitors to see the contents of the museum easily ... .......

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