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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Sinema Stresses Bipartisanship, Decries Radical Politics in Rare Public Appearance

The Epoch Times 27 Sep 2022
Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) during a rare public appearance on Sept. 26 lectured on the importance of bipartisanship and decried efforts to elevate ......

The Right Thing: Why can't customers put things back where they belong?

Hastings Tribune 27 Sep 2022
Shortly after I moved to Boston in 1978, I was introduced to the original Filene’s Basement, an off-price retailer that sat below Filene’s Department Store ... After 18 days, the price was cut by 50% ... How to Rise to the Top by Playing Nice," is a senior lecturer in public policy and director of the communications program at Harvard's Kennedy School ... ....

Independence Day and Ponmo Controversy

This Day 27 Sep 2022
The independence anniversaries of 2020 and 2021 were observed against the background of the COVID pandemic and the international public health crisis which redefined our lives as citizens and as human beings ... It is therefore appropriate that the Federal Government has chosen to hold a public lecture on the theme of “National Unity” on September 29 ... ....

Burnout cases on the increase in Kenyan academia

Mail Guardian South Africa 26 Sep 2022
Compared to their counterparts in public universities, lecturers in private universities consistently perceived burnout effects to be of lower impact on their professional outputs ... In general, work-related burnout levels were consistently lower among lecturers in private universities than among their colleagues in public universities....

For the first time in history, the Parliament of Sri Lanka and the University of ...

Sri Lanka News 26 Sep 2022
The resources for this course, which was started for the study of the final year students of the Department of Political Science and Public Policy of the University of Colombo, are provided by the Secretary General of the Parliament and the senior officials of the General Secretariat of the Parliament....

Nobel Conference at Gustavus focuses on mental health inequity for young people

MinnPost 26 Sep 2022
“I was one of those nerdy students who went to every lecture,” she said. “This was back when the speakers would lecture for an hour, and hour and a half, without visual aids. This was before TED Talks, when scientists lectured to the public without knowing that science was something people needed help to understand.”....

Giving befitting reply to anti-Bangladesh elements

Blitz 26 Sep 2022
Give an instant befitting reply to the propaganda being carried out against us” ... Sheikh Hasina called upon all to make public the characters and misdeeds of the people who are now lecturing honesty and trying to give lessons to others by spreading false and fabricated information about the government and Bangladesh using social media ... Please follow....

Harvard professor Noah Feldman’s march against the current

Deseret News 26 Sep 2022
Feldman’s visit to BYU is at the request of the university’s Wheatley Institute, which invited him to give a lecture ... During his last visit to BYU for a campuswide devotional in 2009, he encouraged his audience to enter the public sphere and more frequently discuss religion. But on this visit, Feldman’s lecture is not theological....

Reporters' Notebook: Sept. 26, 2022 – Buzzing

The Buffalo News 26 Sep 2022
OLAF FUB SEZ. According to former New Jersey Gov ... . ... Seven Ways to Live When Everything Seems Terrifying,” on Friday evenings in October on Zoom and in person ... Barbara Cole of Just Buffalo Literary Center and Anne Conable of the Buffalo and Erie County Public Library are guest speakers in the free online IMAGINE lecture series at 12.30 p.m. Tuesday ... . ....

'What's So Great About North Carolina History": Find out in program at Iredell LIbrary

Statesville Record & Landmark 26 Sep 2022
“What’s So Great About North Carolina History” is the title to a special free program being held at the Iredell County Public Library, 201 N ... Hosting the lecture will be historian and author Michael C ... Joel Reese is the local history librarian at the Iredell County Public Library,....

Should humanities professors be automated?

Taipei Times 26 Sep 2022
Rhetoric could become flattened and formulaic under AI-dependent academia, creating demand for genuinely human forms of persuasion. By Nicholas Agar ... They are demonstrating proficiency in the tasks that occupy humanities professors when they are not giving lectures. writing papers and submitting them for publication in academic journals ... Copyright ... ....

JSMU suspends lecturer over harassment allegation

The News International 25 Sep 2022
The Jinnah Sindh Medical University (JSMU) on Friday suspended a lecturer over the allegation of sexual harassment ... Students held protests against the lecturer and the JSMU administration....

Lecture series on US Constitution wraps up at Mentor Public Library

Waurika News Journal 25 Sep 2022
Mentor Public Library’s resident historian John Foster will conclude his year-long lecture series on the origins of the US Constitution with a special guest and a discussion of the Civil War amendments....

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