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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Sudha Murty, Azim Premji to address lecture series being coordinated by RSSRSS chief Mohan Bhagwat ...

Deccan Herald 08 May 2021
RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat, Wipro Group founder Azim Premji and Infosys Foundation chairperson Sudha Murty are among the speakers of a lecture series to infuse confidence in people to fight the Covid-19 pandemic ... RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat will also be one of the speakers of this lecture series, it said ... lectures....

Central Jersey groups to host online session on school segregation

NJ dot com 08 May 2021
The lecture will address the challenges of integration in the North and why school segregation is a threat to public education and to democracy. After her presentation, Boddie will be in conversation with Lynda Dodd, a lecturer in Public Affairs at Princeton University’s School of ......

GOLDSTEIN: Internet censorship only part of Trudeau's vision

Toronto Sun 08 May 2021
Or how a self-described “feminist” prime minister now presumes to lecture Canadians about sexism, when his government ignored longstanding, publicly-identified problems of sexual harassment, misconduct and assault in the Canadian military, which it knew about from the day it was elected in 2015....

Compost Awareness Week: easy tips to start composting at home

Moosejaw Today 08 May 2021
For starters, there are several types of composting styles that may appeal to different types of households ... For a more in-depth explanation of composting, check out this previous article from titled “Composting questions answered by public lecture” originally published on April 21, 2019 ... ....

Coronavirus: What's open, what's closed as of May 8, 2021

Daily Freeman 08 May 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....

SU, Slovakian university join hands for collaboration in literature

The Times of India 07 May 2021
Sanjay Mukherjee head of department at SU said, “The thrust areas of this MoU in the present time would be joint online lectures by the faculty of the two departments, joint webinars, publications, and in the coming academic year, a semester-level ......

“Ayeeko Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia”

Ghana Web 07 May 2021
During the period prior to 2016, Dr Bawumia’s public lectures on the economy was the major headache for Mahama’s administration and electoral fortunes ... Bawumia through the monumental government project tracker at a public lecture smashed the propaganda of the NDC that nearly cost us a second term....

Apology to Mrs Victoria Ghanney

Ghana Web 07 May 2021
That rank is attained by academic excellence by quality research and publications in reputable journals assessed by external expert assessors, a minimum defined number of years to prove scholarship in lecturing, research, workshops and conferences, innovativeness, managerial ......

Mysteries of Rockingham Meeting House architecture revealed

Brattleboro Reformer 07 May 2021
This is the third in a series of talks sponsored by the Rockingham Historic Preservation Commission in partnership with the Rockingham Free Public Library. The free lecture will be via Zoom. On Saturday, June 9, 1787 under the direction of John Fuller, citizens of Rockingham came together to raise the frame of their hilltop acropolis ... .......

Singer Efa reacts to Sam Jonah’s comment that current songs do not inspire

Joy Online 07 May 2021
Singer Sefa has reacted to comments by businessman, Sam Jonah at a public lecture with Rotarians in Accra. Mr Jonah bemoaned how recently released songs are difficult to understand and they fail also inspire. “Today’s music, well maybe I am too old, but one can hardly understand the lyrics or what they are supposed to inspire,” he said ... ....

Claims of culture of silence in Ghana untrue – Oppong Nkrumah

Business Ghana 07 May 2021
According to him, such perceptions only come from those who cannot withstand criticism ... Statesman, Sir Sam Jonah, while delivering a speech at a public lecture with Rotarians in Accra about two weeks ago, remarked that a culture of silence was slowly creeping into the country through convenience, hypocrisy and parochialism ... --Advertisements--. ....

Sefa reacts to Sam Jonah’s comment that songs these days do not inspire

Ghana Web 07 May 2021
Singer Sefa has reacted to comments by businessman Sam Jonah at a public lecture with Rotarians in Accra. Sam Jonah bemoaned songs of today are difficult to understand and they don't also inspire. “Today’s music, well maybe I am too old, but one can hardly understand the lyrics or what they are supposed to inspire,” he said ... Mr ... ....

There is no culture of silence in Ghana - Kojo Oppong Nkrumah

Ghana Web 07 May 2021
Information Minister, Kojo Oppong-Nkrumah, has debunked claims that Ghana is currently experiencing a culture of silence. Speaking to journalists, Oppong Nkrumah said those making the allegation are those who don’t want their views to be opposed ... Oppong Nkrumah said ... Mr. Jonah, in his recent public lecture with Rotarians in Accra under the theme ... ....