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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Oregon Institute of Marine Bio. invites public to art and science lecture

The World 26 Oct 2020
CHARLESTON — A South American artist and biologist will give the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology's final public lecture of 2020, according to a release from the institute ... with "OIMB public lecture" in the subject line to receive access to Thursday's lecture....
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St. Stephen’s College’s Policy Conclave Plans To Bring Together Young Policy Enthusiasts

Yahoo Daily News 26 Oct 2020
The organization that she spearheads is one of the leading public policy think-tanks in the company and we hope that this lecture will alert everyone to the many public policy challenges that India faces and the crucial role that we, as public policy enthusiasts can play....
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STARworks Hosts Virtual Firefest

The Pilot 26 Oct 2020
STARworks will hold a virtual Firefest Friday, Oct. 30, and Saturday, Oct. 31 ... Firefest is a two-day celebration of art created with fire that is held every year at STARworks. Guest artists are invited to demonstrate, hold lectures and create sculpture. Traditionally, the public is invited to watch, take classes and meet the artists ... Beginning at 1 p.m ... ....
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Wayward cyclist becomes first arrested over reckless riding

Asahi News 26 Oct 2020
Saitama prefectural police arrested Akihiko Narushima, 33, a part-time worker who lives in Okegawa, Saitama Prefecture, on Oct ... Any bicycle rider aged 14 or older found guilty of violating the law twice over a three-year period will have to pay for and sit through three-hour lectures by a prefectural public safety commission about safe riding ... ....
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Illinois International Port District chief is out

Chicago Business 26 Oct 2020
Clayton Harris III had been brought in to turn around the Far Southeast Side port. A.D. Quig ... 23 ... Earlier ... Email Address ... He also worked as director of government affairs for the Midwest with CH2M Hill, a global engineering design/build consulting firm, and is a lecturer at the University of Chicago’s Harris School of Public Policy.  ... ....
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What Barack Obama’s memoir reveals about his long battle for healthcare reform

The Los Angeles Times 26 Oct 2020
“At the White House, we made a point of not commenting on any of this — and not just because [Axelrod] had reams of data telling us that white voters, including many who supported me, reacted poorly to lectures about race,” Obama writes ... “My instructions to the public-health team were simple....
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Coronavirus: What's open, what's closed in the Mid-Hudson Valley as of Oct. 26, 2020

Daily Freeman 26 Oct 2020
In the interest of public safety, critical coronavirus coverage is being provided free to all readers ...The Highland Public Library is open with limited services ... • The Friends of Historic Saugerties has canceled its monthly local history lectures at the Saugerties Public Library for the rest of 2020....
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Nigeria: Strike - Stakeholders Back ASUU, Ask FG to Secure Future of Nigerian Child

All Africa 25 Oct 2020
... public varsities and new salaries for the lecturers....
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Engineering 21st century logistics systems: a cultural perspective

MENA FN 25 Oct 2020
(MENAFN - The Conversation) Description.Online public lecture by Ed Sweeney, professor of logistics and systems and head of Department of Engineering ... ....
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THIS WEEK IN THE ARTS | Trick-or-treating, running and more

The Mercury 25 Oct 2020
SUNDAY. K-State Intramural and Wildcat Run for Wellness virtual 5K. Run, jog or walk a 5k at a place, time and location of your choosing. Register ... 31 ... Listen ... Manhattan Public Library, 629 Poyntz Ave ... Lecture ... Ellyn Mulcahy, director of the Master of Public Health Program and associate professor, Diagnostic Medicine and Pathobiology, will present ... Lecture....
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France recalls ambassador from Turkey over mental health jibe at Emmanuel Macron

Yahoo Daily News 25 Oct 2020
More ...It’s about intimidating and reminding Muslims that they are welcome to keep the European economy going, but they will never belong - against the backdrop of lectures about integration. . Everything we see about Muslims in European public culture today is eerily familiar to the demonization of the European Jewry in the 1920s.” ... ....
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ETBU dean recognized with leadership award

The Marshall News Messenger 25 Oct 2020
John Sargent, Dean of ETBU’s School of Education, received the Texas Association of Colleges of Teacher Education (TACTE) Leadership Award during a virtual annual conference Monday, Oct. 20 ... Sargent said ... Dr ... During Dr ... ETBU also named Dr ... Ward Walker Lecturer. Before joining ETBU, he taught for nine years in several public schools in Texas and Louisiana....
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Coronavirus: What's open, what's closed in the Mid-Hudson Valley as of Oct. 25, 2020

Daily Freeman 25 Oct 2020
In the interest of public safety, critical coronavirus coverage is being provided free to all readers ...The Highland Public Library is open with limited services ... • The Friends of Historic Saugerties has canceled its monthly local history lectures at the Saugerties Public Library for the rest of 2020....
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