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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At the podium: Free public lectures this week

South Bend Tribune 20 Sep 2020
The following lectures are scheduled this week in the community. Registration or connection information is listed. All events are free and open to the public ... ....
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Pitt to present online discussion about race, protests and covid-19

Pittsburgh Tribune Review 20 Sep 2020
The lecture is sponsored by the Dick Thornburgh Forum for Law and Public Policy and the Pitt Honors College, and cosponsored by the School of Social Work, Center on Race and Social Problems and Institute of Politics ... His writings include both scholarly publications and works intended for more general audiences.”....
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Best Bets in arts and entertainment this week

Winston-Salem Journal 20 Sep 2020
Moravians and their Neighbors, 1772-1822" will be open to the public Sept ... Public programming includes three keynote lectures, virtual “walk and learn” tours, a panel discussion and a cultural performance evening ... The Forsyth County Public Library system is holding a series of ......
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The history of Czech costumes

The Columbus Telegram 20 Sep 2020
17 at 2 p.m., Janet Jeffries, a historian and lecturer, is coming to the Columbus Public Library with her daughter for a show and tell about the history of Czech Costumes ... Kelli Keyes is the customer service manager of Columbus Public Library....
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Alan Chartock’s The Capitol Connection: The many ways COVID-19 affects our future

The Oneida Daily Dispatch 20 Sep 2020
So many people believe that the idea of making women cover their faces in public in some societies is outrageous. Now our whole nation covers up and we lecture those who do not ... publisher of the Legislative Gazette and president and CEO of the WAMC Northeast Public Radio Network....
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White elephant schools reveal lack of progress

Mail Guardian South Africa 20 Sep 2020
The media has reported on a public school in Midrand, worth R82 ... Dr Thokozani Chilenga-Butao is a lecturer in the political studies department at the University of the Witwatersrand and a research associate in the education programme at the Public Affairs Research Institute....
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`A defender of the people': Across Berkshires, Ginsburg's legacy embraced

The Berkshire Eagle 20 Sep 2020
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg over the weekend ... Everybody now is her inheritor." ... Her lecture was excellent, and it was very well-received by the packed audience ... — Julie Martino, one of more than 650 who turned out to hear Ginsburg speak at the free, public J. Leo Dowd & Catherine Mellon Dowd Dowmel Foundation Lecture Series on Sept....
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Ayatollahs are entrenched because we are silent - opinion

The Jerusalem Post 20 Sep 2020
Ideological zeal usually drives soldiers to kill co-ethnics, as when communists murdered millions in Red Terrors ... Can Iranians do it? Hardly, for the regime completely gags them ... In 19th-century America, Robert Ingersoll, a Republican stalwart, delivered hugely popular anti-clerical public lectures that were widely distributed in print ... a pen ... ....
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The Last Monday On Earth: Mark Fisher’s Postcapitalist Desire

The Quietus 19 Sep 2020
Precisely because of this open wound, these sunken difficulties and this unexhausted potential, the recent publication of Mark Fisher’s Postcapitalist Desire, his final lectures at Goldsmiths College, edited and curated by Matt Colquhoun for Repeater Books, is immensely precious....
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Alan Chartock: Like it or not, some changes brought on by coronavirus are here to stay

Daily Freeman 19 Sep 2020
So many people believe that the idea of making women cover their faces in public in some societies is outrageous. Now our whole nation covers up and we lecture those who do not ... of New York, publisher of the Legislative Gazette and CEO of the WAMC Northeast Public Radio Network....
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Publisher’s Corner: This pandemic leaves us open to widespread change, like it or not.

The Legislative Gazette 19 Sep 2020
We are going through a real transitional time because of the COVID-19 curse. It is assumed by some that when this thing is over, everything will be back to normal ... So many people believe that the idea of making women cover their faces in public in some societies is outrageous. Now our whole nation covers up and we lecture those who do not ... Just saying....
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Across China: More new moms seek professional help for post-partum recovery

Xinhua 19 Sep 2020
by Xinhua writers Lyu Qiuping, Ai Fumei. YINCHUAN, Sept ... "Your body doesn't lie. It feels really good after the rehabilitation," she said ... Wang attributed the rising public awareness to the efforts of hospitals through lectures and post-partum visits, as well as the information shared via popular nursery accounts online and books offline ... Enditem. ....
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Is 'social distancing’ effective in the fight against Covid?

The Spectator 19 Sep 2020
public distance’ ... It would also allow for a better debate over the benefits of controlling Covid-19 relative to the social, economic and public health harms resulting from the measures adopted. Colin Axon is senior lecturer in Mechanical Engineering at Brunel University London....
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