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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Westin Riverfront in Avon holds seminar on nutrition for immunity to illness

Vail Daily 06 Jul 2020
The Athletic Club at The Westin is hosting a special nutrition lecture titled Optimizing Immunity. COVID-19 Edition on Thursday, July 9 at 5.30 p.m ... The event will feature time for Q&A and a handout featuring helpful tips will be provided. The lecture is free for Athletic Club members and $15 for the general public ... ....
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Community lab in Baltimore aims to put science in the people’s hands

Carroll County Times 06 Jul 2020
The lab also hosts public lectures, classes and seminars led by graduate students, professors and even high school students looking to share their research ... BUGSS relies on membership fees, lecture and class admission tickets, grants and donated equipment — much of it top-of-the-line if secondhand....
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GZERO WORLD with Ian Bremmer Launches Season 3 Beginning July 10 on Public Television

The Oneida Daily Dispatch 06 Jul 2020
Bremmer is a thought leader, best-selling author and noted lecturer, regularly expressing his views on political issues in public speeches, television appearances and top publications, including TIME, where he is a foreign affairs columnist and editor at large ... Distributed nationally by American Public Television....
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Where coronavirus experts in Pittsburgh think pandemic is headed

Pittsburgh Tribune Review 06 Jul 2020
Venkat strongly believes the public needs consistent messaging from political leaders and the media that is grounded in scientific evidence ... So, I have been publishing papers, writing reports, coming up with strategies and constantly talking to the public on television, radio and in print and giving lectures and webinars on this.”....
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The fullest look yet at the racial inequity of the coronavirus

Hartford Courant 06 Jul 2020
Public health officials and elected leaders in Michigan said there was no clear reason Black and Latino people in Kent County were even more adversely affected than in other parts of the country ... Jarvis Chen, a researcher and lecturer at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public ......
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The fullest look yet at the racial inequity of coronavirus

The Salt Lake Tribune 06 Jul 2020
Public health officials and elected leaders in Michigan said there was no clear reason Black and Latino people in Kent County were even more adversely affected than in other parts of the country ... Jarvis Chen, a researcher and lecturer at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public ......
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Interviews, images and videos: Oklahoma City Museum of Art brings 'POP Power' to its reopened space

The Oklahoman 06 Jul 2020
13. [Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman] ... 'Power' up ... ... "It's a very accessible exhibition to have up when everybody's trying to decide whether or not they're willing to go back out in public." ... "We had to rethink the museum experience because a lot of our public programming is a congregating experience. So, tours, lectures, all of the usual stuff is out....
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Radical solution to educational crises in Nigeria (Part 1)

Business Day Online 05 Jul 2020
They now graduate poor quality and half-baked doctors; lecturers work without offices, accommodation and other facilities like research grants, laptops, publications/conference allowances and cars ... I have been lecturing in public universities for over 32 years....
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Rudolfo Anaya’s impact on the arts was widespread

Rio Rancho Observer 05 Jul 2020
Rudolfo Anaya at his kitchen table in his Albuquerque home in September 2017. (Marla Brose/Albuquerque Journal) ... He endowed lecture series and supported publication schemes ... ADVERTISEMENTSkip. ....
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Troy announces return of 'Summer Square' program

The Record 05 Jul 2020
Summer Square 2020 will include open-air public dining areas for takeout and picnicking, outdoor dining at local restaurants and bars, and a series of diverse programs including music, lectures, dance, poetry, and more ... Public Commons ... Public programming will begin in mid-July with live music, lectures, dance, poetry, and more....
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Book review: 'Union'

Bowling Green Daily News 05 Jul 2020
"Union ... Viking. 417 pp. $30 ... Through five major American writers and public figures, Woodard traces the emergence of the competing visions of U.S. history ... Turner came to advocate a "melting pot" vision of America and gave lots of public lectures, but he died surrounded by his books and staring into his notes, still trying to explain America to himself ... ....
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'Power' up: Oklahoma City Museum of Art celebrates biggest names in Pop Art with new exhibit

The Oklahoman 05 Jul 2020
"We've got all the big names in Pop Art ... "It's a very accessible exhibition to have up when everybody's trying to decide whether or not they're willing to go back out in public." ... "We had to rethink the museum experience because a lot of our public programming is a congregating experience. So, tours, lectures, all of the usual stuff is out ... ... ....
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Investigation underway over police officers’ TikTok videos

The Spokesman-Review 04 Jul 2020
The professional standards of the department say officers must not “address public gatherings, lecture, appear on radio or television, prepare articles for publication, act as correspondent to a newspaper or periodical, release or divulge investigative information, or any other matters of the department.” ... ....
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