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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Africa Day - COVID-19 Has Multiplied SA's Hardships, but Continent Will Rise - Thandi Modise

All Africa 26 May 2020
The Covid-19 pandemic has multiplied the socio-economic hardships in our country and magnified the disparities, National Assembly Speaker Thandi Modise said as she introduced a virtual public lecture on Africa Day on Monday .......
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Odds & Ends of This & That, VI

The Knoxville Focus 26 May 2020
The CCM gnashes their teeth that KPD officers and Fire Department men and women are to receive bonuses under Kincannon’s budget while public service workers get nothing ... Parker immediately complained two KPD officers and two public service workers were not wearing masks....
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The US is getting shorter, as mapmakers race to keep up

Gulf News 26 May 2020
Height is height, right? Look at a Manhattan skyscraper, or the Washington Monument, or a mountain peak in California, and you imagine that it will be the same height tomorrow as it is today ... Most will get shorter ... The U.S ... "Whenever I give a public lecture on gravity, half the talk is getting them to think about it differently," Davis said ... Subscribe....
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UPDATES: Tucson area coronavirus developments, May 25: Here's what we know

The Bradford Era 26 May 2020
With our coronavirus coverage, the Star is not trying to alarm the public but to provide up-to-date information so you can make educated decisions about your health ...The University of Arizona's choice of a conservative public relations firm to boost the president's visibility during the pandemic has ruffled feathers among some faculty....
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Gujarat: One year on, 370 engineering graduates still await posting orders from govt

Indian Express 25 May 2020
Around 370 engineering graduates, who have cleared an entrance examination conducted by Gujarat Public Service Commission (GPSC) for the Class II posts of lecturer and assistant professor in the state-run polytechnic colleges, have been awaiting final posting orders for the past year now ... “Now, due to lockdown, we cannot sit on a public protest....
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The Record 25 May 2020
This event is presented in partnership with the Saratoga Book Festival and the Saratoga Springs Public Library ... These events are not open to the public and invited attendees will follow strict Covid-19 protocols as identified by New York State and the Centers for Disease Control ... Free admission and open to the public....
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This Is Not Capitalism: How Covid-19 Shined a Light on America’s Fascist System

XBT.MONEY 25 May 2020
In the last few months, giant American corporations and financial incumbents that are subsidized by the U.S ... U.S ... It has been said that the problem lies with public education and information. But we are badly deceived to believe that more schools and lectures, or a popularization of books and journals could promote the right doctrine to victory....
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Mid-Hudson business people ‘On the Move’: May 25, 2020

Daily Freeman 24 May 2020
His position will include lecturing at the university on innovation and leadership in social entrepreneurship; research and publication of case studies of social ventures; revitalizing social entrepreneurship curricula; and contributing to the development of the Regional Social Entrepreneurship Centre for County Donegal....
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Barrie Walker obituary

The Guardian 24 May 2020
He taught students, mentored staff and organised conferences and public lectures there for 30 years, and lived in Paris for ......
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UPDATES: Tucson area coronavirus developments, May 23: Here's what we know

Olean Times Herald 24 May 2020
With our coronavirus coverage, the Star is not trying to alarm the public but to provide up-to-date information so you can make educated decisions about your health ... • A city plan would test about 1,000 people a day for two months, starting with city employees, before expanding to public ... • Mayor Regina Romero urges Tucsonans to wear masks in public....
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UPDATES: Tucson area coronavirus developments, May 24: Here's what we know

Courier Express 24 May 2020
With our coronavirus coverage, the Star is not trying to alarm the public but to provide up-to-date information so you can make educated decisions about your health ...The University of Arizona's choice of a conservative public relations firm to boost the president's visibility during the pandemic has ruffled feathers among some faculty....
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Excellent information (not happy though) from Jonathan Smith, an epidemiologist from Yale.

Democratic Underground 23 May 2020
The same underlying fundamentals of disease transmission apply, and the result is that the community is left with all of the social and economic disruption but very little public health benefit ... By Jonathan Smith, a lecturer in Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases and Global Health at Yale University School of Public Health....

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