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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Non-profit program helps children guard against sex abuse 02 Jun 2023
"What would you do if someone wanted to hug you, kiss you, or even touch your private parts?" Chu asked while giving a public lecture in Chengguan No.6 Primary School in Pingluo County, northwest China's Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region....

Butte-Silver Bow County halts transgender woman’s library lecture

Ravalli Republic 02 Jun 2023
A transgender woman from Billings was to be the guest speaker at the Butte Public Library’s monthly First Friday series at noon Friday, but her lecture was abruptly canceled Thursday afternoon ... Gallagher said Adria Jawort’s lecture and recent Twitter comments about what she planned to do could have violated a new state law....

Lecture on Holocaust in Poland canceled after far-right lawmaker storms podium

The Jerusalem Post 02 Jun 2023
Polish-Canadian historian Jan Grabowski was about to deliver a lecture in Warsaw Tuesday related to his battle against efforts by Polish leaders to suppress uncomfortable truths about the history of antisemitism in the country before and during the Holocaust.  ... his lecture....

Butte-Silver Bow County halts transgender woman's library lecture

Marietta Daily Journal 02 Jun 2023
... lecture was abruptly canceled Thursday afternoon....

China Focus: Non-profit program helps children guard against sex abuse 01 Jun 2023
"What would you do if someone wanted to hug you, kiss you, or even touch your private parts?" Chu asked while giving a public lecture in Chengguan No.6 Primary School in Pingluo County, northwest China's Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region ... As of March this year, the team had delivered over 2,100 public lectures, covering more than 100,000 people....

Middlebury College professor to give Bob Dylan lecture at Rutland Jewish Center

Rutland Herald 01 Jun 2023
Shalom Goldman, a professor of religion at Middlebury College, will present his lecture, “Knocking at Heaven’s Door ... All interested members of the public are invited to attend ... “I contacted (Shalom) and he gave me a couple of options for lectures ... “That’s what inspired me to teach this summer course and do some public lectures.”....

Bread Loaf Conferences open events to the public

Addison County Independent 01 Jun 2023
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Bread Loaf Translators’ Conference and Bread Loaf Environmental Writer’s Conference will each offer free lectures and readings to the public when they are in session June 2-7 ... He will give a lecture titled “Translation and Agency ... in the Little Theater and giving a lecture titled “Outside Looking In/Inside Looking Out....

Community calendar

Atlantic City 01 Jun 2023
6 to 7 p.m.; free bingo games, light refreshments, chance to win books and other prizes; Public Library, 1058 E ... 2.30 to 5 p.m.; participants will learn to create effective resumes and cover letters; Public Library, 1 N ... AVALON HISTORY CENTER LECTURE ... FLOUNDER FISHING LECTURE....

This Bud’s Definitely Not for You

The American Spectator 01 Jun 2023
Budweiser conjures up a tapestry of American images ... Anheuser-Busch is Americana ... Louis ... How could Anheuser-Busch have committed an unforced error to mess up its public image so badly? What went wrong in St ... He was a lecturer at the Harris School of Public Policy, University of Chicago, and is a contributor of opinion pieces to various journals ... ....


The Record 01 Jun 2023
Join the Troy Public Library for a bi-weekly stitching group from 10 to 11 a.m ... The Saratoga Springs Heritage Area Visitor Center, in partnership with the Saratoga Springs Public Library, is excited to announce the launch of their Spring 2023 Brown Bag Lunch Lecture Series ... All Brown Bag Lunch Lecture Series programs are free and open to the public....

Summer Guide Listings

Eugine Weekly 01 Jun 2023
Pajama Storytime (thru July), 6pm, Eugene Public Library ... Baby Storytime (thru July), 10.15am, Eugene Public Library ... Family Storytime (thru July), 10.15am, 11.15am & 12.15pm, Eugene Public Library ... Playtime (thru July), 10.15-11am, Eugene Public Library ... Trivia Mondays, 6.30pm, The Public House, 418 A St., Spfd ... LECTURES/CLASSES ... LECTURES/CLASSES....

Maestros or Monsters? Tarantino was a ‘bully’ on set, while Bowie took the virginity of ...

The Daily Mail 01 Jun 2023
BOOK OF THE WEEKMonsters. A Fan's Dilemma. by Claire Dederer (Sceptre £20, 288pp) ... In Monsters ... What with statues coming down, university lecturers cancelled, people being rebuked — all this ‘collective outrage’. the public, were they honest, would admit to enjoying ‘the drama of denouncing the monster,’ whipping up a frenzy of righteous indignation ... ....

Ireland saved from extreme heatwaves by North Atlantic 'cold blob'

RTE 01 Jun 2023
NASA) ... The Environmental Protection Agency invited Professor Stefan Rahmstorf, a leading world expert on oceanography and climate change based at Potsdam University in Germany, to Dublin in April to deliver a public lecture at the Mansion House about what is causing the cooling in the Atlantic and impact it is going to have ... "This is serious stuff ... ....

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