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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Leading contemporary thinkers to explore philosophy at Riyadh conference

Arab News 05 Dec 2021
The event will be open to the public and will feature a variety of accessible lectures exploring relevant topics that will demonstrate the significance of philosophy in today’s world and show its ability to help answer key contemporary questions facing humanity....
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Riyadh philosophy conference to probe unpredictability

Gulf Daily News 05 Dec 2021
The event will be open to the public and will feature a variety of accessible lectures exploring relevant topics that will demonstrate the significance of philosophy in today's world and show its ability to help answer key contemporary questions facing humanity....
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Fauci can't use science to excuse his missteps, by Ramesh Ponnuru

Atlantic City 05 Dec 2021
At best, his explanation suggests that he was misleading the public for what he thought was its own good ... reaction from the public, or said so ... What we need from the public-health bureaucracy right now is not hectoring about our behavior or lectures about the value of science....
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Guest Opinion: Francis J. Beckwith: What conservative scholars can bring to CU Boulder

Daily Camera 05 Dec 2021
This is why I am convinced that whoever occupies the visiting scholar post should make it a point — in their courses, public lectures, and who they invite to campus — to introduce to the CU community the wide range of voices that fall under the genus of conservatism....
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US efforts to force others to copy Western democratic model ‘doomed to fail’: China

Press TV 05 Dec 2021
He said a polarized country such as the United States was not in a position to lecture the rest of the world on “democracy.”. Xu Lin, the vice minister of the party’s publicity department, also pointed out that the United States has long exploited the concept of democracy to interfere in other countries’ affairs ... www.presstv.ir. www.presstv.co.uk .......
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Filming wild beasts: Cherry Kearton interviewed – archive, 1914

The Observer 05 Dec 2021
He was endeavouring to conduct a business conversation on the telephone. Round him stood half a dozen merry friends, whose joy at welcoming him home was so ebullient that they refused to be serious ... The American Museum of Natural History in New York and the Congo Museum in Brussels will show these films in their lecture halls free to the public.” ... ....
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What’s open in the Mid-Hudson Valley: Dec. 5, 2021

Daily Freeman 05 Dec 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 ... • The Highland Public Library is open ... • The Red Hook Public Library is open ... • The Ellenville Public Library and Museum is open....
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Bawumia doing his best in managing Ghana’s economy – Duffour

Ghana Web 04 Dec 2021
Former Governor of the Bank of Ghana, Dr. Kwabena Duffour, has said in his opinion, vice president Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia is doing his best to manage the economy of Ghana ... Bawumia to the Central Bank for the first time ... Dr ... This was after a public lecture delivered by Dr Duffuor on job creation in Accra on Monday, November 29 ... ....
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Ramesh Ponnuru: Fauci can't use science to excuse his missteps

The Bryan Eagle 04 Dec 2021
At best, his explanation suggests that he was misleading the public for what he thought was its own good ... reaction from the public, or said so ... What we need from the public-health bureaucracy right now is not hectoring about our behavior or lectures about the value of science....
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Laos opens $6bn Chinese-built railway line

Dawn 04 Dec 2021
BANGKOK ... The 414-kilometre route took five years to build under China’s Belt and Road Initiative ... But there is little transparency around how Laos will fund its debt, Australian National University lecturer Greg Raymond said. A World Bank report noted “funding of the existing public infrastructure programme looks increasingly unsustainable” ... ....
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Unwind calendar

Index-Journal 04 Dec 2021
Listings subject to change. Contact host organizations for most up-to-date information. November through Jan ... Display open for public viewing at The Omni Grove Park Inn in Asheville, North Carolina. Visit ... 10 a.m ... Nov ... Part of a free, public lecture series presented by Lander University ... Part of a free, public lecture series presented by Lander University....
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Crew to offer live lecture from China's orbiting space station

China Daily 03 Dec 2021
It said the lecture will take ... Members of the public are welcome to submit questions, suggestions or requests for the kind of content they would like to see shared through the lectures, the agency said, adding that they can contact it via its media partners or its own website....
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World AIDS day- a call for action

Ghana Web 03 Dec 2021
With thousands of lives on the line, the National Association of Public Health Students-Gimpa Chapter put together a virtual lecture on the topic ‘The Role of Public Health In Ending HIV Epidemic ... The event held virtually saw students and the public listen to inspiring lectures from Dr....
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