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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This Day 12 Aug 2022
Asiodu disclosed this recently at the 20th annual memorial lecture organised by the Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF) in honour of its founder, late Chief S ... “As a flagship advocacy tool for NCF, the annual lecture serves as a platform for public discourse on national and global environmental issues....

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The News-Gazette 12 Aug 2022
White Award from the American Political Science Association for Best Doctoral Dissertation in the Area of Public Administration submitted in 1974 or 1975 ... He was also a permanent fellow at the European Center for Comparative Government and Public Policy with the Humboldt, Free and Technical Universities in Berlin, Germany....
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Otago Daily Times 11 Aug 2022
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The Irish Times 11 Aug 2022
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Business Ghana 11 Aug 2022
Turok, who is the Higgs Chair of Theoretical Physics at the University of Edinburgh, said at the Francis Allotey Public Lecture organised by the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS), Ghana at the Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences in Accra last Tuesday. AIMS. The lecture, on the theme ... It was in honour of the late Prof ... Crucial role. Prof....

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Garden City Telegram 11 Aug 2022
Laura Kelly said ... 1, 2023, and will contribute to the growth and awareness of poetry by presenting their own work and the work of others at public events, readings, workshops, and lectures throughout the state ... Log In ... ....

SA opposition parties to decide fate of President Cyril Ramaphosa

Independent online (SA) 11 Aug 2022
Mashudu Sadike ... The statement read ... Political Analyst and public administration lecturer at the University of Mpumalanga, Dr John Molepo believes that it's unlikely that Ramaphosa will be impeached because the ANC has the majority in parliament but the proposal would cause damage to his reputation. ....

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Longview News-Journal 11 Aug 2022
Bonilla-Warford has published articles on such topics as the use of vision therapy to improve reading skills and has lectured to Optometry students and paraprofessionals as well as the general public on visual care of children, the importance of vision in personal development, and options for controlling nearsightedness....

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Cascade Business News 11 Aug 2022
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China Daily 10 Aug 2022
Highlights will include a public welfare exhibition focusing on ... a digital medicine experience, health science lectures, project signings and achievement publications ... It consists of two summit forums on public health and traditional Chinese medicine and 15 special forums....

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RNZ 10 Aug 2022
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