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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Sinn Féin cannot continue dodging questions about its voter data actions

Irish Independent 16 Apr 2021
By contrast, it has been pretty assertive in posing questions about others’ actions in public life writ large ... In a healthy democracy, such as the ideal one Sinn Féin is wont to lecture us about, questions like these have to be answered in full and in public....
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Hong Kong embraces 1st national security education day after related law takes effect in 2020

Sina 16 Apr 2021
Various activities, including lectures, exhibitions, mosaic walls and Open Days of disciplined services, were held to raise public awareness of safeguarding national security ... While Hong Kong has regained stability, So said national security education for the public is of particular significance....
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Turkish ambassador to Ghana hosts Prof Abass Braima of Takoradi Technical University

Ghana Web 16 Apr 2021
The Vice-Chancellor of Tamale Technical University (TaTU) Prof ... The Vice-Chancellor thanked the Ambassador for accepting to host the team at her residence ... Prof ... Prof ... Abdulai Abdul Mumin, Director of Public Affairs Osman Mubarik Abu, and Dr. Fatima Iddrisu Abu, a lecturer from the Liberal Studies Department. Join our Newsletter. ....
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Turkish ambassador to Ghana hosts Prof Abass Braima of Tamale Technical University

Ghana Web 16 Apr 2021
The Vice-Chancellor of Tamale Technical University (TaTU) Prof ... The Vice-Chancellor thanked the Ambassador for accepting to host the team at her residence ... Prof ... Prof ... Abdulai Abdul Mumin, Director of Public Affairs Osman Mubarik Abu, and Dr. Fatima Iddrisu Abu, a lecturer from the Liberal Studies Department. Join our Newsletter. ....
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Coronavirus: What's open, what's closed as of April 16, 2021

Daily Freeman 16 Apr 2021
In the interest of public safety, critical coronavirus coverage is being provided free to all readers ...Friends of Historic Saugerties, a program of the Saugerties Public Library, has suspended its monthly local history lecture ... • The Rhinebeck Village Hall is closed to the public, except for court and police matters....
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Today's events for April 16

The Post and Courier 16 Apr 2021
TODAY. The University Theatre Players will perform "Dead Man's Cell Phone" at 7.30 p.m. today and Saturday, and 2 p.m ... The Aiken Master Gardeners will hold a Lunchbox Lecture at noon Friday, April 23, via Zoom ... Lectures are free and open to the public ... To participate, sign up at the reference desk of the Aiken County Public Library, 314 Chesterfield St....
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Punjab to hire 931 regular lecturers in all 48 govt colleges after 19 years

Hindustan Times 15 Apr 2021
The Punjab higher education department is set to recruit 931 assistant professors or lecturers on regular basis in the state’s all 48 government colleges after a gap of 19 years. A detailed file has been sent to the Punjab Public Service Commission (PPSC) for working on the final logistics before issuing an advertisement for the posts....
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IIT-M to host Industry Conclave 2021 on April 17-18

Business Line 15 Apr 2021
The conclave is hosting a lecture series involving panel discussions on various topics spanning sustainable energy, healthcare, cyber security and innovation in defence. Prominent personalities in these fields will participate in these lectures on the two days of the event....
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Washington College's commencement speaker is CEO of the One Love Foundation

The Star Democrat 15 Apr 2021
Katie Hood, who has been the foundation’s CEO since 2014, will receive the honorary Doctor of Public Service degree ... She also worked as a philanthropic consultant and served as a visiting lecturer at Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy....
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Akufo-Addo names three deputies for Finance, Energy, Information Ministries

Ghana Web 15 Apr 2021
The President will appoint a third person to make the number of Deputy Finance Ministers three ... Diana is a lecturer in Law at the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA), teaching Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Corporate Law and Governance, Public International Law and Human Rights Law and Company Law ... ....
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Frieze New York to pay tribute to Vision & Justice Project

The Art Newspaper 15 Apr 2021
Three years later, a two-day public programme and lecture series hosted by the Radcliffe Institute at Harvard brought poets, artists, musicians and intellectuals together to discuss the project's core goals and expanded the conversation to include not just photography and film but all types of visual art ... ....
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Bawumia has paid his dues; his time is due

Ghana Web 15 Apr 2021
The fundamentals of the economy were discussed, though in passing. It hadn’t yet become a talking point in the years that preceded Dr Mahamudu Bawumia’s selection as running mate to candidate Akufo Addo in 2008 ... He held public lectures, calling attention and proffering alternatives to issues that confronted the country during Prez Mills–Mahama reign....
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What’s happening in the South Jersey area this weekend and beyond

NJ dot com 15 Apr 2021
Art/Museums. APRIL 16 ... High St. rrcarts.com, 856-327-4500. Fairs. APRIL 17 ... to 4 p.m., Main Street Mullica Hill. Music ... $20 ... WEST DEPTFORD “Protecting New Jersey’s Environment -- From Cancer Alley to the New Garden State,” online West Deptford Free Public Library program with Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University lecturer Thomas Belton, 2 p.m ... ....
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