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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Coker announces Distinguished Lecture series lineup

SCNOW Morning News 24 Feb 2024
HARTSVILLE — Coker University recently announced the lineup for its Distinguished Lecture series for the spring semester. Featured lecturers include Juan Enríquez as part of the Lois ... All Distinguished Lecture series events will be held in the Watson Theater and open to the public....
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Second international conference of Language Center at Doha Institute begins

The Peninsula 24 Feb 2024
In a public lecture by Senior Academic Advisor and President Emeritus of the American Councils for International Education, and Emeritus Professor of Russian and Second Language Acquisition, Dr David Danson, he attempted to answer the question “What is the “Heritage Advantage?” ......
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'Arabic as a heritage language' conference kicks off at DI Language Centre

Gulf-Times 24 Feb 2024
A decolonial investigation.In a public lecture by Senior Academic Advisor and President Emeritus of the American Councils for International Education, and Emeritus Professor of Russian and Second Language Acquisition, Dr David Danson, he attempted to answer the question 'What is ......
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Community Bulletin Board for Feb. 25, 2024

The Day 24 Feb 2024
Local history researcher Tom Schuch will be special guest for the East Lyme Historical Society’s winter lecture series co-sponsored by East Lyme Public Library at 2 p.m ... The East Lyme Public Library will be offering events next month that include a Winter Lecture Series talk on ......
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Quizes, interactive puzzles, demonstrations and a history of malaria vaccine: Exciting 'National Science Day' line up at IISER Pune

Indian Express 24 Feb 2024
National Science Day will be celebrated at Indian Institute of Science Education and Research through various public events on February 28 ... A lecture series starting with Padma Bhushan Awardee Prof ... for Science Park visitors, like school students, teachers, and the general public....
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President/CEO of Elling Eide Center and nature preserve in Sarasota stepping down

Herald-Tribune Sarasota 24 Feb 2024
Mitchell also initiated programs to serve the public as well as specialists and developed partnerships with local cultural institutions and conservation organizations. The Eide Center has sponsored academic conferences, public lectures, and guided tours showcasing a rich variety of native and exotic plants on the 72-acre estate ... E., in Sarasota....
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Pauperisation of Lecturers ‘ll Exacerbate Brain Drain in Varsities, ASUU Warns

This Day 23 Feb 2024
ASUU also called on the administration of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to stop being insensitive rather address the central demands of public university lecturers for better welfare and improved conditions of service, stating that governments must stop acting as slave owners....
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Mujahid: Lack of Constitution Does Not Mean Legal Vacuum

Tolo News 23 Feb 2024
A government should have a single law applying to all,” said Muhammad Zaman Muzamel, a university lecturer. “The constitution is mother of public laws. The constitution should be the source of other small laws in the country,” said Zakiullah Muhammadi, a university lecturer....
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Exploring the world of ham radio: An educational event by Pine State Amateur Radio Club

Bangor Daily News 23 Feb 2024
BANGOR — Pine State Amateur Radio Club invites the public to attend an educational event delving into the world of ham radio at the Norman Minsky Lecture Hall in Bangor. Scheduled for Saturday, Feb ... Ham radio offers a platform for communication and public service ... Event Details.. Date ... Norman Minsky Lecture Hall, Bangor, ME ... public information officer....
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Traumatized Israelis Are in No Mood to Compromise Their Security

Daily Alert 23 Feb 2024
(Tablet) Gadi Taub - In Israel, the obstacle to the "two-state solution" is Israel's electorate ... Even the prime minister's rivals in the coalition, Benny Gantz and Gadi Eisenkot, publicly support this consensus ... No previous U.S ... The writer is a senior lecturer in communications and public policy at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem .......
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Elling Eide Center CEO Harold Mitchell Announces Retirement

Victoria Advocate 23 Feb 2024
... who initiated programs that would serve the public as well as specialists ... Following its opening in 2016, the Eide Center has sponsored academic conferences, public lectures, and guided tours of the native and exotic plants of its natural preserve overlooking Little Sarasota Bay....
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Lecture series to deal with death, dying

Toledo Blade 23 Feb 2024
Death and dying will be the topic of a lecture series being held at the Toledo Lucas County Public Library, 325 N Michigan St ... ....
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