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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Looking Back Briefs for April 1, 2023

Finger Lakes Times 01 Apr 2023
Lecture on ‘Dick and Jane’ books. NEWARK — Cindy Russell will deliver a lecture on “The History of Dick and Jane Books” at 11 a.m. April 8 at the Newark Public Library, 121 High St ... ....

Scoppe: How the voucher crowd killed the last SC public school choice push

The Post and Courier 01 Apr 2023
SC House approves letting students statewide go to the public school of their choice ... After preaching about the need to give parents more choices in their child’s education, after lecturing us about how essential it was to pay parents to abandon the public schools if the result is that even one child could be helped, Mr....

Sahaja Yoga session held

Gulf Daily News 31 Mar 2023
... public lectures and speaking about self-realisation ....

Former astronaut featured JBS speaker

Odessa American 31 Mar 2023
A bestselling author, TV personality, recurring character on The Big Bang Theory, and engineering professor at Columbia University, Massimino was the John Ben Shepperd Public Leadership Institute Distinguished Lecture Series speaker Thursday at the Wagner Noël Performing Arts Center....


The Record 31 Mar 2023
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 ... All Brown Bag Lunch Lecture Series programs are free and open to the public....

[INTERVIEW] Foreign-born entertainers seek to revolutionize local industry

Korea Times 31 Mar 2023
Both have become familiar faces in the country with their years of media appearances, lectures and partaking in environmental activism ... This spring, as one of its first projects in the pipeline, the company is preparing to host a lecture series as well as cultural exhibitions featuring its artists to share their stories with the Korean public....

Allen News Roundup: The Barn at Allen Heritage Village receives Historic Achievement Award

Allen American 31 Mar 2023
served as the contractor ... A closer look at James Bond ... Tuesday, April 11 at the Allen Public Library ... Hughes has written and lectured extensively about the James Bond phenomenon, publishing articles and reviews in local and national publications ... Sponsored by the Allen Public Library, admission is free ... Thursday, April 6, at the Allen Public Library....

Global minimum tax should not impact investors’ benefits: conference

Vietnam News 31 Mar 2023
  ... The tax applies to multi-national corporations with revenues of at least 750 million euros (US$870 million) ... Đỗ Thiên Anh Tuấn, a lecturer at the Fulbright School of Public Policy and Management, said HCM City was a bright spot in attracting FDI with a total of US$3.94 billion last year, a year-on-year increase of 5.4 per cent ...  .   ... ....

Alone, impoverished and in failing health: Nearly 40 years on, what's become of the Brighton ...

The Daily Mail 31 Mar 2023
they both subsequently pursued very public friendships with the former IRA man, and over time began collaborating in lectures and seminars designed to promote dialogue and conflict resolution ... When news of their subsequent conversations became public, Thomas told reporters....

ExBeerience The Tap event set Sunday in Alton

The Telegraph - Alton 31 Mar 2023
The Old Bakery Beer Company, 400 Landmarks Blvd., in Alton will host ExBeerience The Tap from 3-4.30 p.m ... 3-4 p.m., Bethalto Public Library, 321 S ... 10-11 a.m., Edwardsville Public Library, 112 S ... Noon, Edwardsville Public Library, 112 S ... 3.30-4.30 p.m., Bethalto Public Library, 321 S ... • eBay and Paypal Lecture. 3 p.m., Edwardsville Public Library, 112 S....

Philip J. Lazarus: 'Closure' after a school shooting is a myth

Pittsburgh Tribune Review 31 Mar 2023
Which is why, a few days after the Parkland shooting, I connected with Frank Zenere, one of my former students, an adjunct lecturer at Florida International University and the crisis coordinator for Miami-Dade County Public Schools, as well as a team from Nova Southeastern ......

Calendar for Saturday, April 1

The Bryan Eagle 31 Mar 2023
April's Exploring History Luncheon is at 11.30 a.m. April 19 at the Larry J. Ringer Public Library (1818 Harvey Mitchell Pkwy. in College Station) and will feature a lecture on "Washington on the Brazos" by Chandler Wahrmund, a Fanthorp Inn interpreter who will describe the site’s history and how Texas became Texas ... SATURDAY. EVENTS ... in Bryan ... Free....

Community briefs

The Flushing View 30 Mar 2023
FLINT — The Flint Institute of Arts received a grant from the Ford Foundation Equity Fund of the Community Foundation of Greater Flint that will allow the FIA to have ASL interpreters at their public lectures for 2023 ... Public lectures are free and open to the public....

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