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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Outgoing Iran president says government not always truthful

The Independent 01 Aug 2021
President Hassan Rouhani s comments, aired on state television, come as officials in his government have appeared rudderless in recent months amid a series of crises ranging from the coronavirus pandemic to parching droughts fueling public protests ... public with their suspicions....
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DOST, advisory group launch manual to streamline mental health research in PH

Manila Bulletin 01 Aug 2021
(DOST-PCHRD). The “Quality Mental Health Research in the Philippines ... Jaime C ... The working manual contains the essential discussions exchanged between the lecturers and participants during the writeshop and is also supplemented with slide presentations used during the writeshop which are made publicly accessible online, the PCHRD said ... ....
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From Russia, with love for the Jewish State of Israel

The Jerusalem Post 01 Aug 2021
From there he intends to earn his PhD in public policy and conflict resolution. Between his studies, the lecturers, guest speakers and curriculum offered to students at TAU, Pesov said that the overall experience made him who he is today, and urges other students coming from ......
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As Clear Spring's first female mayor, Betty Shank showed true community spirit

Herald Mail 01 Aug 2021
The Clear Spring woman packed a lot into her life, also lecturing on public health issues, teaching school, taking on various roles at the Washington County Health Department, helping with community events and raising two girls with her husband, Rodney, better known as Cork ... Public speaking....
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Public lecture commences in honour of late right-wing Chief of Avenor

Ghana News Agency 31 Jul 2021
Among the activities lined up are farewell public lectures, drumming, and others. The public lecture is centred on five key thematic areas namely, Chieftaincy as a vehicle of societal order, stability, and development....
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Public lecture commences in honour of late right wing Chief of Avenor

Ghana Web 31 Jul 2021
Among the activities lined up are farewell public lectures, drumming, and others. The public lecture is centered on five key thematic areas namely, Chieftaincy as a vehicle of societal order, stability, and development ... The lecture which started on July ......
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Midlands Voices: Why do some men feel empowered to harass women in public?

Omaha World-Herald 31 Jul 2021
Back in this country, I also experienced social harassment in public places ... On an early morning walk in my neighborhood, a man pulled his car up by the sidewalk where I was, lecturing me that I should wear a reflective vest. Women are also monitored in public spaces about their attire ... Men, just leave me alone in public spaces....
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Midlands Voices: Why do some men feel empowered to harass women in public? (copy)

Omaha World-Herald 31 Jul 2021
Back in this country, I also experienced social harassment in public places ... On an early morning walk in my neighborhood, a man pulled his car up by the sidewalk where I was, lecturing me that I should wear a reflective vest. Women are also monitored in public spaces about their attire ... Men, just leave me alone in public spaces....
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US Justice Department Says Russians Hacked Its Federal Prosecutors

Slashdot 31 Jul 2021
27, 2020 ... government agencies, was first discovered and publicized in mid-December... Jennifer Rodgers, a lecturer at Columbia Law School, said office emails frequently contained all sorts of sensitive information, including case strategy discussions and names of confidential informants, when she was a federal prosecutor in New York ... ....
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Support new IGP – Oppong-Boanuh to police, Ghanaians

Ghana Web 31 Jul 2021
Aside from his policing, Dr Dampare previously worked as a Research Fellow and lecturer at King’s College London, University of London. He also lectured at the University of Cape-Coast (UCC), Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA), Regent University College and the Data Link University College....
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Benilde's week-long event celebrates role of art in the pandemic

The Manila Times 31 Jul 2021
An exhibit on art pieces exemplifies the skills and techniques learned and honed by the students from their lectures and studio classes. With the aim to create public awareness on the essential role of art, they will showcase distinct interpretations and applications of various culture and arts practices on pandemic narratives....
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Funding a major challenge for campus radios - Dr Ahmed

Ghana News Agency 31 Jul 2021
Campus radio was the first to introduce in-depth national discourse with instantaneous feedback from students, lecturers, experts politicians and the public on several matters of national and community importance,” Dr Ahmed, who also is the Manager of Radio Universe, campus ......
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Imma’s ‘relentlessly on-message’ programme highlights its identity crisis

The Irish Times 31 Jul 2021
Or maybe they will be debated as part of the “engagement-and-learning programme with a significant online presence including virtual tours, online presentations, lectures and public programming”. Or in the promised major publication on the history of Imma’s collection, “bringing ......
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