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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PHP launches road safety awareness drive

Urdu Point 23 Sep 2023
A PHP spokesman said here on Saturday that lectures were being arranged at various educational institutions, bus terminals and other public places of the city to inform the public about the traffic rules....

Mentor Public Library hosting lectures about the pivotal year of 1863

Cascade Business News 23 Sep 2023
Mentor Public Library is hosting the first of two lectures about the pivotal year of 1863 at 6.30 p.m ... The speakers will be John Foster from Mentor Public Library and Todd Arrington from the James A ... Their lecture will explore key military and political ... .......

Graves Lecture Series begins

Rapid City Journal 23 Sep 2023
The Graves Lecture Series at Chadron State College will include three speakers during the fall semester ... Subsequent lectures will be Oct ... All presentations are free and open to the public in the Sandoz Center’s Chicoine Atrium at 7 p.m ... In addition to her Graves Lecture, she spoke Tuesday at 11 a.m....

Public invited to lecture, Transitus, Mass during Francis Week events at St. Bonaventure

Olean Times Herald 23 Sep 2023
ST. BONAVENTURE — St. Bonaventure University will celebrate the life of St. Francis of Assisi during Francis Week, Sept. 26 to Oct. 4. This year’s theme is “Care for Creation.” ... “St ... The public is invited to the Father Jerome Kelly Memorial Lecture at 4 p.m. Tuesday in the Regina A ... During the lecture, Dr ... The lecture will also be livestreamed on St ... Oct ... Oct ... ....

UPSC Recruitment 2023: Apply for 18 Assistant Public Prosecutor & other posts at

Hindustan Times 23 Sep 2023
Union Public Service Commission has invited applications for Assistant Public Prosecutor and other posts. Eligible candidates can apply online through the official site of UPSC at ... Apply for 18�Assistant Public Prosecutor & other posts at ... 1 postDeputy Assistant Director (Lecturer). 1 postAssistant Public Prosecutor ... .......

NATO chief rules out Ukraine's accession until conflict ends

Xinhua 23 Sep 2023
KIEV, Sept ... He made the statement during a public lecture at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York, reported the Ukrainian government-run Ukrinform news agency on Friday ... ■ ... ....

Ukraine cannot become NATO member until conflict ends: Stoltenberg

TeluguStop 23 Sep 2023
He made the remark during a public lecture at the Council on ......

Xinhua world news summary at 0630 GMT, Sept. 23 23 Sep 2023
WASHINGTON -- U.S ... The report cited three U.S. officials and a congressional official familiar with the discussions. They were not authorized to disclose the information publicly ... - - - - ... He made the statement during a public lecture at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York, reported the Ukrainian government-run Ukrinform news agency on Friday....

Take communications agenda setting seriously – Cabinet to MDAs

Business Ghana 23 Sep 2023
The Minister of Informa­tion, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, conveyed this directive during his public lecture titled “A legal framework for communicating governance,” which took place at the Ghana Institute of Manage­ment and Public Administration (GIMPA) on Wednesday....

An Army for Trump Sees 2024 as the ‘Last Chance to Save the Nation’

The Daily Beast 23 Sep 2023
And hours of lectures focused on bringing Christ back into public schools, dehumanizing transgender people, and ending abortion nationally ... Yes, we want to take our values into the public square.” ... The kids, Hibbs told the crowd, “have the ability to leave public school and after public school, they can come to our church, and they can be detoxed....

Priest, Notre Dame political science instructor will discuss civility, peaceful relations at Seton Hill

Pittsburgh Tribune Review 22 Sep 2023
The Rev. Robert A. Dowd’s public lecture, “Breaking Cycles of Violence. Toward a More Civil and Sustainable Future,” is set for 7 p.m. Oct ... Dowd’s lecture will look at the ways society has condoned violence toward the Earth and toward each other and the resulting price we are all paying ... .......

Humanities Nebraska celebrates 50 years of connecting people

Lincoln Journal Star 22 Sep 2023
HN also established the Sower Award in the Humanities to honor someone who is contributing to the public understanding of the humanities in Nebraska ... The presentation of the Sower Award in the Humanities to Beth Dotan and the lecture are free and open to the public and will be livestreamed....

Lecture On Coming World Government.

Scoop 22 Sep 2023
Mr Darris McNeely from the USA will be conducting ......

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