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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Essex Community Historical Society lectures to resume after pandemic suspension

The Essex Reporter 27 Jun 2022
ESSEX TOWN AND ESSEX JUNCTION — After pandemic-related closers the Essex Community Historical Society has announced the return of their Tales and Treasures lecture series. The lecture series will be held at 7 p.m ... All lectures are free and open to the public....

Sello Maake kaNcube looking to uplift young filmmakers

Independent online (SA) 27 Jun 2022
As Youth Month draws to a close, theatre and television legend Sello Maake kaNcube will address issues involving the empowerment of young film-makers in South Africa, at the inaugural Gauteng Film Commission’s (GFC) lecture ... The lecture aims to address the state of the local film economy and how it can assist the industry get back on its feet....

Pirate and Mermaid Party in Dover, submarine cooking demo at Albacore Park: Community events this week

Portsmouth Herald 27 Jun 2022
DOVER — On Friday, July 1 at 3 p.m., families are invited to join the Dover Public Library in the lecture hall to make and take a Perler bead ocean creature magnet ... “What to the Slave is the Fourth of July.” Rain location will be the library’s Lecture Hall....

Purdue and Duke Energy advance nuclear power exploration with public lecture series, executive advisory group (Purdue University)

Public Technologies 27 Jun 2022
- Purdue University and Duke Energy today (June 24) announced plans for a lecture series to help the public learn more about advances being made in nuclear energy and small modular reactors ... The executive advisory committee consists of the following expert leaders from the public and private sectors....

Seekonk native and doctor remembered for generosity

The Sun Chronicle 27 Jun 2022
Dr ... Khan also worked on various public health issues, including conducting many media appearances, community presentations and professional lectures ... Khan’s death started reaching his colleagues and co-workers in the public health and infectious disease community, there has been an outpouring of grief as well as tributes and stories of Dr ... “Dr ... ....

The California Heritage Museum Presents a new Painting Exhibition, California Water Color Society The First ...

Santa Monica Daily Press 27 Jun 2022
Located in the 1894 Historic Landmark Roy Jones House, at 2612 Main Street in Santa Monica, the California Heritage Museum is a non-profit, community organization that is committed to promoting the diversity and rich history of California’s heritage through exhibitions, lectures, publications and community events....

Art museum showcases 25 years’ collection of Chinese contemporary art

Shenzhen Daily 27 Jun 2022
... exhibited in public spaces, which was a breakthrough in bringing contemporary art to the public in China ... We have held more than 250 free public lectures on history, philosophy, literature, architecture, music and archaeology,” said Cheng Bin, deputy director of the art museum....

Hochul appoints first NY chief cyber officer

Auburnpub dot com 27 Jun 2022
Robert Harding. An Army veteran and cybersecurity expert has been tapped to serve as New York's first chief cyber officer.�. Gov ... Army Cyber Brigade ... He is an adjunct professor at Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs and a guest lecturer at the George C ... He has experience working on cybersecurity matters in the public sector....

How to beat inflation and snag fireworks deals this July Fourth

Erie Times-News 27 Jun 2022
More expensive fireworks for the expansive public displays cities typically put on come from countries like the Netherlands, Germany, Spain, Poland and the U.S ... Public displays began returning in 2021, and more are expected in 2022 ... Zagorsky is a senior lecturer in markets, public policy and law at the Questrom School of Business, Boston University....

Myth-making Isn’t the Right Way to ‘Indigenise’ Our Universities

Quillette 27 Jun 2022
In Australian universities, the symbolic portion includes the prominent display of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art, flags, land acknowledgements, and welcome statements at public events, lectures, and meetings ... In a 2019 public apology to Tasmanian Aborigines, for ......

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Democratic Underground 26 Jun 2022
That was the idea I tried to express in the lecture to which you referred.”. Ginsburg said that she believed it would have been easier for the public to understand why the ......

ENTERTAINMENT NOTES: CALS hosts author Rhona Weaver for reading/signing

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette 26 Jun 2022
Elsewhere in entertainment, events and the arts.. Novel reading ... A third book in the series is in progress ... Pride panel. At 6 p.m ... It's part of the Clinton Center's Frank & Kula Kumpuris Distinguished Lecture Series. Sponsors also include the Clinton Foundation, the Clinton School of Public Service at the University of Arkansas and AT&T. ....

Cemeteries are peaceful, open spaces – they can be for the living too

The Observer 26 Jun 2022
In his study of American cemeteries, Keith Eggener points out that large cemeteries built in American cities during the 1830s filled a void later addressed by public art galleries and parks ... We could welcome public lectures, art classes or meditation meets, and consider the magic of concerts in cemeteries (just to be clear....

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