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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Art lecture at NBPL

The World 13 Jun 2021

On Wednesday, June 16 at 11 a.m., North Bend Public Library’s artist-in-residence Janne LaValle will present a lecture over Zoom ... The lecture, “Color Your World” will investigate how paintings connect viewers to emotions and information ... The lecture plays off the theme ......

OPSC Recruitment: DV schedule out for lecturer in Govt Ayurvedic Medical College

Hindustan Times 13 Jun 2021
Odisha Public Service Commission has released the dates of Document Verification (DV) for recruitment to the posts of lecturer in Government Ayurvedic Medical Colleges in the state ... Odisha Public Service Commission has released the dates of Document Verification (DV) for ......

Distort, discriminate: Spiking Critical Race Theory

Union Leader 13 Jun 2021
We recommend his piece to readers. We urge legislators to adopt the proposal ... history, as critics claim ... This is the very definition of discrimination ... Government agencies are already lecturing (or hectoring) employees about their “White male culture.” Some public schools require students to rank themselves according to their “power and privilege.”....

Today's events for June 13

The Post and Courier 13 Jun 2021
TODAY. Indoor services will be held at 11 a.m. today at New Beginning Baptist Church, 4000 Trolley Line Road ... N.W ... The discussion is free and open to the public ... The Aiken Master Gardeners will hold a Lunchbox Lecture at noon Friday via Zoom ... Lectures are free and open to the public, bur registration is required ... Admission is free and open to the public ... ....

Coronavirus: What's open, what's closed as of June 13, 2021

Daily Freeman 13 Jun 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 on a limited basis for browsing, computer and fax use as well as offering curbside pick up ... • The Highland Public Library is open with limited services....

Dover Public Library events for the week of June 14-20

Fosters 12 Jun 2021
Has your bookshelf been feeling neglected lately? Are there gaps where books should be? It’s time to treat yo’ shelf! Dover Public Library may not be hosting our annual massive book sale in October, but we will be doing smaller ones throughout the year ... All levels are welcome! Rain location will be the Library's Lecture Hall....

Indian-American Doctor’s Remark on Killing White People Sparks Row

Yahoo Daily News 12 Jun 2021
The speech which was supposed to be made public soon after the lecture, was stalled and later released internally with a trigger warning of profanity and imagery of violence, only accessible to web users with a Yale college ID ... Khilanani wrote in an email to the daily publication....

PIAC reiterates call for National Development Plan

Ghana Web 12 Jun 2021
The Public Interest and Accountability Committee (PIAC) has reiterated the call for the development of a long-term ... The activities include radio and television discussions, regional and town hall meetings, a symposium with reporting institutions, and public lectures, among others....

Murray State regents approve renovations; enrollment increases

The Paducah Sun 12 Jun 2021
A $12.3 million bond project, which the board approved for recommendation to Murray State President Dr. Bob Jackson, attracted much of the conversation during the meeting ... “There isn’t a day that goes by when there isn’t activity there, from lectures to concerts to public events, classes.” ... “That steam system is pushing 60 years old,” Youngblood said....

Lottery for vaccination is condescending, won't work

Reflector 12 Jun 2021
Anyone who wanted a COVID vaccine has gotten a vaccine. Anyone who wants a vaccine can get a vaccine. It’s a fact transcending logical debate, child-like in its simplicity ... Roy Cooper says ... COVID isn’t gone, and it will probably always be with us ... Public “leaders” who lecture and condescend, returning us all to that dreamy classroom of yesteryear ... ....

Salman Rushdie and the journeys to truth

Business Line 12 Jun 2021
* “Hollywood or bust” it was to be. * Rushdie’s new collection of essays is endowed with insights into a writer at work, the recurring trials till he finds the proverbial wings ... **** ... Split into four, the bulk of the pieces in Languages of Truth are either adapted from lectures or revised from essays written for a range of publications ... .......

Today's events for June 12

The Post and Courier 12 Jun 2021
TODAY. The�Back to Basics Alcoholics Anonymous group�will meet in-person at 7 p.m ... to 2 p.m ... SUNDAY ... N.W ... S.W ... The discussion is free and open to the public ... FRIDAY ... The Aiken Master Gardeners will hold a Lunchbox Lecture at noon Friday via Zoom ... Lectures are free and open to the public, bur registration is required ... Admission is free and open to the public....

World renowned masters at JKYog International Festival

Beijing News 12 Jun 2021
Mumbai (Maharashtra) , June 12 (ANI/NewsVoir) ... Yoga refers to two things ... Reverend Dr. Bhante Saranapala, known as the Urban Buddhist Monk, is an award winning much sought after meditation teacher and global public speaker from Canada. Dr Nitaisevini Devi is a multilingual spiritual leader, whose lectures have been telecast on various media platforms....