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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Business Ghana 28 Nov 2023
Essuman, who is also the Founding Dean of the Faculty of Education and Entrepreneurship of the Methodist University Ghana, said this when he presented a paper at the Methodist University Ghana Public Lecture in Accra last Thursday....

‘Time’s Echo Live’ Feature: A Musical Journey through War and Memory

The Harvard Crimson 28 Nov 2023
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Rick McMurtrey named ECU Entrepreneur of the Year

The Norman Transcript 28 Nov 2023
Rick McMurtrey was recently named East Central University’s 2023 Entrepreneur of the Year and presented the annual Limes Lecture to college and visiting high school students ... The annual Limes Lecture is named for Leonard Limes, who attended ECU in the 1940’s....

Robert Pearl to lead Westshore Arts Council; new programs offered

Cleveland 28 Nov 2023
The event, open to the public without charge, not only provides exposure for artists, but also serves as a platform for emerging talents, particularly young artists seeking recognition ... “Our efforts at Westlake High School -- lectures and demos -- were well-received, and we aim to extend these initiatives,” he said....

China to launch weeklong publicity campaign on Constitution

Urdu Point 28 Nov 2023
A series of publicity activities and events will be held during the week, including lectures, exhibitions, and conferences, to increase the rule of law ......

Surya Command’s countdown to glory: Lucknow prepares for Army Day festivities!

Hindustan Times 28 Nov 2023
Furthermore, Army band displays will be showcased at various public locations in the city, with Janeshwar Mishra Park being one of them. School outreach lectures will also be delivered by Gallantry awardees ... Furthermore, Army band performances will grace various public locations in the city, with Janeshwar Mishra Park among them....

The Right Thing: Less screaming and more listening may yield better arguments

Hastings Tribune 28 Nov 2023
What’s the right thing to do when you disagree with someone in public?. I’ve spoken and written before about how to discuss topics that can be charged (for example, politics, religion, baseball) calmly and productively with others ... How to Rise to the Top by Playing Nice," is a senior lecturer in public policy, emeritus, at Harvard's Kennedy School ... ....

Why were Red Army commanders shot in the USSR during WWII?

Russia Beyond 28 Nov 2023
Many generals were groundlessly accused of "cowardice" and "panic-mongering" and immediately sent for execution. After Stalin's death, all of them were posthumously rehabilitated ... Pyotr Klyonov. Public Domain ... Public Domain ... Public Domain ... Public Domain ... Public Domain ... Public Domain ... Public Domain. Senior lecturer at the F.E ... Public Domain ... Public Domain ... wwii....

The Latest Victims of the Free-Speech Crisis

The Atlantic 28 Nov 2023
At public colleges—at the very least—professors cannot be fired because of their viewpoint, thanks to those precedents ... to self-censor in academic publications. With respect to publications, talks, interviews, or lectures directed to a general audience, that figure was 79 percent....

Traditional Chinese culture lectures heat up in rural communities

People Daily 27 Nov 2023
"I've been studying in the Confucian lecture hall for over three years ... In recent years, Shandong has brought the Confucian lecture hall into the rural public cultural service system and established unified standards for facilities, course contents, lecturer qualifications, and activities to build it into a platform for cultural communication....

Igbinedion University to Begin Manufacturing of Electric Vehicles

This Day 27 Nov 2023
“There will be periodic public lectures at various phases of the project, while the engineering students are expected to come up with research topics at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels relevant to the project,” Ezemonye said ... Delivering the 21st Convocation Lecture of ......

Quest for black history can bury the truth

The Times/The Sunday Times 27 Nov 2023
English Heritage manages more than 400 historic monuments and buildings ... Sponsored. In a lecture at the Institute of Conservation, Merriman said. “We must expand our mainstream public historical narratives to include the complex, nuanced. Related articles. TOMIWA OWOLADE . WEEK ENDING ... EDUCATION ... ....

Museum of Old Newbury hosts holiday hours

Newburyport Daily News 27 Nov 2023
Founded in 1877, the museum carries out its mission through the preservation and administration of the Cushing House, the Perkins Engraving Plant, and other historic structures on its High Street campus and furthers its purpose through lectures, exhibitions, educational programs, publications, and research....

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