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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UAMS to host lecture on opioid crisis

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette 21 Apr 2024
Entitled "The Secret History of the Sackler Family and OxyContin," the lecture will examine the history and use of oxycodone and promote awareness and understanding of the opioid crisis, UAMS said....

RCSI Medical University of Bahrain awards winners of 2023 Undergraduate Publication Award

The Daily Tribune - Bahrain 21 Apr 2024
... undergraduate medical and nursing students during the COVID-19 pandemic”, published in Frontiers in Public Health, supported by Dr Nitya Kumar, Senior Lecturer in Public Health & Epidemiology and Dr Declan Gaynor, Senior Lecturer & Academic Director of Admissions....

My year as a sex maniac, by Spectator critic who sparked fury by lusting over ...

The Daily Mail 21 Apr 2024
Writer Lloyd Evans triggered uproar for admitting that he had lost control of his 'lunatic libido' after attending a lecture by 'blonde' woman professor Lea Ypi in Cambridge and then paying for sex at a massage parlour ... Evans wrote about a visit to a massage parlour after watching a lecture by Professor Ypi....

Free art talk at UC Davis, new exhibit from the Artery | Center Stage

The Daily Democrat 21 Apr 2024
In addition to her public lecture, Maea will lead a weaving workshop at the Student Farm at UC Davis for current students and conduct graduate student critiques with Art Studio MFA students. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit https.// • • • ... • • • ... “Thanks for the honor!” ... ....

Govt mulls opening overseas campus for National Institute of Fashion Technology

Hindustan Times 21 Apr 2024
It is work in progress,” one of them said ... Explore now! ... International collaborations involve activities such as exchange of students, exchange of faculty members, promotion of lectures, workshops and exhibitions, exchange of information, joint research and joint academic publications, said Tanu Kashyap, director general of NIFT ... Download now! ... .......

JK Rowling accuses Scottish Greens of ‘fundamentalism’ over Cass review

AOL 21 Apr 2024
JK Rowling has accused one of the Green ministers in Humza Yousaf’s government of being a “fundamentalist” after he rubbished the Cass review into gender identity services for children ... Highlighting Mr Harvie’s comments, Rowling tweeted ... She said ... Michael Foran, an equality law expert and public law lecturer at the University of Glasgow, said ... He said....

Hands, Face, Prays! Football-mad key figure in the Covid pandemic response Professor Jonathan...

The Daily Mail 21 Apr 2024
Prof Van-Tam was England's former deputy chief medical officer was helped explain the pandemic to the public ... Prof Van-Tam became Sir Jonathan when he was knighted for his services to public health as a member of the vaccines taskforce during his time as deputy CMO....

What’s happening in the Mid-Hudson Valley: April 21, 2024

Daily Freeman 21 Apr 2024
The meeting is open to the public, and refreshments will be served ... The concerts are free and open to the public ... The lecture will be given by Joe Diamond, Associate Professor of Anthropology at SUNY New Paltz. The lecture is free and open to the public, but registration is required....

Annai Poopathy remembered across the Tamil homeland

Tamil Guardian 20 Apr 2024
She had called for an immediate ceasefire and peace talks between the IPKF and the Liberational Tigers of Tamil Eelam ... Vavuniya ... Jaffna ... They made speeches in her honour and members of the public were invited to lay floral tributes in her memory. University of Jaffna students, lecturers and staff also paid tribute to Annai Poopathy on campus ... ....

Leading civil rights attorney tells KU crowd that Brown v. Board decision must be defended, ...

Lawrence Journal World 20 Apr 2024
Board decision itself ... Ifill’s speech at the Burge Union, in addition to serving as the keynote address of the Brown conference, also was this year’s Emily Taylor and Marilyn Stokstad Women’s Leadership Lecture at KU. In that vein, Ifill urged the crowd to focus on how it can advocate for and improve support for public education....

Fears new EU migration laws could lead to more deaths at sea

CyprusMail 20 Apr 2024
By Pierre Micheletti ... While currently a lecturer in public health at the University of Grenoble Alpes, I have also worked extensively in the humanitarian spheres, having served as the president of French humanitarian NGOs Action contre la faim (Action Against Hunger) and Médecins du monde (Doctors of the World), among others ... .......

Renowned Historian Pablo Mijangos to Speak at Middle Tennessee State University on U.S.-Mexican Border Crisis

The Tennessee Tribune 19 Apr 2024
— Renowned historian and author Pablo Mijangos will visit Middle Tennessee State University on Monday, April 22, to deliver a free public lecture about the ongoing migration crisis at the U.S.-Mexican border ... prior to the lecture. The lecture will also be livestreamed....

Israeli police contest court decision to release Palestinian academic on 'incitement' charges

Anadolu Agency 19 Apr 2024
Shalhoub, a lecturer at the Hebrew University, on charges of "incitement" after she accused Israel of ... Following the publication of a petition accusing Israel of perpetrating genocide in Gaza, the lecturer faced suspension from the university, according to Yedioth Ahronoth daily....