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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Beijing News 02 Dec 2022
Imagine the scenario. you've been told you have a disease that will kill you ... Don't skip a day, don't skip a dosage ... Such improved management can, ultimately, keep adherence rates from slipping - which is good news for TB patients, their communities and public health systems across the world ... Candice Franke - Lecturer, University of the Western Cape....

Cazenovia College welcomes six new faculty

The Oneida Daily Dispatch 01 Dec 2022
CAZENOVIA, N.Y ... Prior to her position at the College, Pelcher was a high school Agricultural Educator in the public school system from 2018-2022. Erica D. Randall was hired as an Associate Lecturer of Psychology for the Human Services program ... David Waite is now an Associate Lecturer of English at Cazenovia ... .......

Islamic world must look to Bandung spirit of collaboration, minister says

The Jakarta Post 01 Dec 2022
... in the 1955 Asia-Africa Conference so it could better contribute to global politics, Indonesia’s top diplomat said in a public lecture speaking to the potential role of the global Islamic community....

Dr. Fauci on fighting stigmas on infectious diseases, from AIDS to COVID

Popular Science 01 Dec 2022
As cases emerged, people with HIV/AIDS were often alienated, overlooked, and even loathed by the public ...Stigma is the enemy of public health,” says Fauci ... public health interventions implement it,” he says ... “Stigma is the enemy of public health.”Anthony Fauci, director of NIAID....

Inequality Kills. But We Can Stop the Killing.

Resilience 01 Dec 2022
Bezruchka, currently a professor emeritus at the University of Washington’s School of Public Health, has spent the last quarter-century teaching and lecturing all across the nation about the incredibly high price we Americans are paying for letting our wealth concentrate....

NEU holds public lecture series

The Manila Times 30 Nov 2022
THE New Era University College of Communication (NEUCC), in cooperation with NEU Center for Journalism (NEUCJ) and Hudyat, held the Public Lecture Series on Media and Society on November 24, 2022 via Zoom and Hudyat YouTube Channel. The first topic was titled "The Role of Media in the Rise of Civilization and World Order" lectured by Dr....

Asante Professionals Club to hold 7th Ɔpemsoɔ Lectures

B & FT Online 30 Nov 2022
The Ɔpemsoɔ Lectures, an annual public lecture series organised by APC, forms part of strategic objective of promoting and developing arts and culture ... One of the Club’s flagship programmes is the Ɔpemsoɔ Public Lecture named after Otumfuo Osei Tutu I, (1660 – 1717), founder and first ruler of the Asante kingdom....

School filings are Dec. 5-7

Pauls Valley Democrat 30 Nov 2022
An annual three-day school filing period will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m ... 2 and No ... The current Let’s Talk About It series at Pauls Valley's public library will soon wrap up for the year. Sharon Burris of Ardmore will lead a lecture next month on the book “Tuesdays with Morrie” by Mitch Albom. Supported by Oklahoma Humanities, the lecture will be at 6 p.m....

England legend John Barnes accuses Brits of 'BULLYING' Qatar - and says they 'wouldn't dare ...

The Daily Mail 30 Nov 2022
England and Liverpool legend John Barnes has accused the British public of 'bullying' Qatar. Barnes, 59, told fans from western countries to 'stop lecturing' the World Cup hosts on their human rights record via social media on Thursday, bizarrely suggesting that they 'wouldn't dare do the same' to Adolf Hitler's Nazi Germany....

New lawyers appointed as counsel to Scotland’s Covid-19 inquiry

AOL 30 Nov 2022
In a statement, the inquiry said ... Mr Gale was called to the Bar in 1980 and took silk in 1993. He specialises in public and administrative law, with considerable experience of public inquiries, and recently acted in the Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry. He has also lectured in Scotland and the Isle of Man on the form and practice of public inquiries ... ....

Acting DIG PHP stresses measures to reduce number of road accidents

Urdu Point 30 Nov 2022
To reduce the rate of accidents in PHP regions, mobile education units have been activated specially to sensitise the public on road safety and organise lectures and seminars in various colleges, schools, hospitals and other public places to create awareness about the traffic rules....

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Sierra Leone Telegraph 30 Nov 2022
Chericoco rightly lectured Bio that when the idea of the PR system was initially introduced in Parliament during the debate on the Public Elections Bill ( 2002 ), it received bitter reviews and rejection not only by MPs , but the general public, the media and civil society, which ......

FDA Roundup: November 29, 2022

The Philadelphia Tribune 30 Nov 2022
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