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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IG for using technology in issuance of driving licence

The News International 25 Sep 2021
LAHORE.IGP Rao Sardar Ali Khan has directed the Punjab Traffic Police officers to archive video recording of driving tests keeping in view the SOPs for issuance of driving licence for transparency purpose ... In this regard awareness lectures, seminars should be organised in educational institutions and public places ... Robbers injure man over resistance....

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn’t happen this week

The Spokesman-Review 25 Sep 2021
Supreme Court has not ruled in a case involving a challenge to a Covid-19 vaccination requirement,” Joanne Rosen, a senior lecturer at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, wrote in an email to AP ... Public commenter, not FDA, falsely claimed COVID vaccines kill many....

What’s open in the Mid-Hudson Valley as of Sept. 25, 2021

Daily Freeman 25 Sep 2021
Friends of Historic Saugerties, a program of the Saugerties Public Library, has suspended its monthly local history lecture ... • The Saugerties Public Library is open to the public ... • The Highland Public Library is open ... • The Red Hook Public Library is open ... • The Ellenville Public Library and Museum is open....

KP PSC re-schedules ability tests for lecturers

Urdu Point 24 Sep 2021
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Public Service Commission has re-scheduled ability tests for the posts of male/female lecturers of English, Botany, Zoology, Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry (BPS-17) in Higher ......

Eschew acts that erode public confidence - Prof. Botchway urges politicians

Business Ghana 24 Sep 2021
Lecture. Professor Botchway made the remarks at a public lecture in Cape Coast last Tuesday ... The acting Regional Director of CNC, Mrs Dorcas Salamatu Alhassan, appealed to the public to patronise programmes at the Centre for National Culture, saying that would go a long to ......

Philip Barker: How the International Olympic Academy came to be

Inside The Games 24 Sep 2021
COVID-19 had forced the closure of many educational institutions including the IOA, which normally offers a range of lectures and activities on Olympic topics to students from across the world ... The IOC granted patronage, believing it would help in "infusing the public opinion of the future with the Olympic spirit"....

Ghana School of Law gets cheque from Works Minister to support SRC Scholarship Fund

Joy Online 24 Sep 2021
The fund has been set up to help cushion less endowed students to pay their fees ... The Minister who is also the Member of Parliament for Bantamaa in the Ashanti Region, agreed to deliver a lecture on a topic around the new rent control law which is in the offing at a public lecture which has been planned by the SRC in November ... ....

Islam and Islamic extremism are not one and the same. Here’s a primer on the differences

The Tribune San Luis Obispo 24 Sep 2021
Since 9/11, I have given over 120 public lectures on Islam to help our local community understand the second biggest religion in the world. While I prefer to share the ... ....

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

San Francisco Chronicle 24 Sep 2021
A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week ... The Associated Press checked them out ... ___ ... Supreme Court has not ruled in a case involving a challenge to a Covid-19 vaccination requirement,” Joanne Rosen, a senior lecturer at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, wrote in an email to AP ... ....

Pharmacists urged to ensure safe and effective medicines for all

Ghana News Agency 24 Sep 2021
The Minister, in a speech read on his behalf by Dr Emmanuel Odame, the Director of Policy, Planning Monitoring and Evaluation, Ministry of Health made this known at the public lecture and launch of the 2021 World Pharmacists Day in Accra ... the public have placed in them”, he added....

Study finds UK women living with abusers more likely to catch COVID

Open Access Government 24 Sep 2021
First author Dr Joht Singh Chandan, NIHR Clinical Lecturer in Public Health at the University of Birmingham, said ... Senior author Krish Nirantharakumar, Professor in Health Data Science and Public Health at the University of Birmingham’s Institute of Applied Health Research, said....

Chinese medical team honored in Tanzania

China Daily 24 Sep 2021
He also cited the $14 million Chinese contribution to the Abdulla Mzee Hospital in Pemba and the $8 million intensive care unit at the Mnazi Mmoja Hospital in Unguja ... They also helped to develop more than 40 new medical technologies for the hospitals apart from giving lectures and training courses in the island's public health facilities ... ....

What Harvard’s humanist chaplain shows about atheism in America

Waco Tribune-Herald 24 Sep 2021
But the late 19th century’s “Golden Age” of freethought brought the first widespread public expressions of skepticism toward religion. Lawyer and public orator Robert Ingersoll drew religious leaders’ ire as he lectured on agnosticism in sold-out halls across the country....