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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‘They deserve recognition’: UC lecturers bargain for higher pay, job security

The Daily Californian 16 Dec 2019
UC lecturers bargain for higher pay, job security ... According to campus continuing lecturer R ... “Our lecturers play an essential role in supporting the University’s mission of teaching, research and public service, and our goal is to reach agreement on a multi-year contract that includes fair pay and excellent benefits,” Gordon said in an email....

2020 Dillon Lecture Series finalized

The Hutchinson News 16 Dec 2019
The 2020 Hutchinson Community College Ray and Stella Dillon Lecture Series will bring a ......

Coast Line: Gail Burk to address genealogical society

Santa Cruz Sentinel 16 Dec 2019
The Genealogical Society of Santa Cruz County will host a lecture by Gail Burk from 1-3 p.m ... 7 at the Santa Cruz Downtown Public Library, 224 Church St ... The lecture is ......

North Coast Happenings (for Dec. 15)

Times Standard 15 Dec 2019
Zoo lecture ... The Sequoia Park Zoo Conservation Lecture Series continues with a lecture and reception scheduled for Wednesday ... at the zoo with the lecture following at 7 p.m ... This free public lecture, starting at 7.30 p.m ... North Coast Happenings is a free service for clubs, government agencies and nonprofit organizations that wish to publicize events....

Judge Swingley should resign

Independent Record 15 Dec 2019
He has publicly apologized for violating four Canons of the Montana Code of Judicial Conduct ... In 2015, he publicly lectured city commissioners over the Confederate Fountain ... Step up to the plate and run for a public office where no Judicial Commission can censure you ... Won’t you resign today? The public awaits a new hero. × ... Loading&hellp; ... ....

Colonel (ret.) Samuel William Floca, Jr, age 78, of Temple, died Tuesday

TDT News 15 Dec 2019
He held many positions during his military career, including Public Affairs Officer for the Pentagon, Chief Public Affairs Officer for the US Army Europe, Commander of the 3rd Battalion, 37th Field Artillery at Herzo Base in ... He lectured publicly and privately on the Civil War....

Philosopher Karim Zahidi: & # 039; Many philosophers be part of within the framing of ...

OBN 15 Dec 2019
Such a factor is under no circumstances harmless, as a result of as a thinker and ethicist Vermeersch was an vital social determine and had a terrific affect on public opinion. In the meantime, there are extra lecturers and different opinion leaders who do issues like that ... Do you suppose lecturers take up their social function sufficiently?....

The Image Maker: Elizabeth Bacon Custer

Yankton Daily Press 14 Dec 2019
“How glad I am for you to speak in public of the General. His heart was in the West, opening the way in that wonderful country.”. Elizabeth Bacon Custer was doing what she did best in the close of a letter to Lawrence Fox ... 9, 1864 ... She achieved economic security, recognition as an author and lecturer, and the respect of numerous public figures ... .......

Tourism driver or community hub? Mob Museum is both

Las Vegas Sun 14 Dec 2019
to not only educate the public about history but also convene important conversations about public safety and ongoing issues facing Las Vegas ... It also regularly brings the museum out to the community, giving educational lectures in local public schools and presentations at senior centers, particularly in underserved neighborhoods....

Thompson and Collyer: New markers highlight Chattanooga's baseball history

Times Free Press 14 Dec 2019
The department engages students through an array of relevant courses and experiential learning opportunities (inside and outside the traditional classroom setting), while serving the Chattanooga community through a robust internships program, free public lectures and other events, and historical consultation and expertise....

Heritage Christian College Holds 2nd Public Lecture

Modern Ghana 13 Dec 2019
The Heritage Christian College (HCC) has held a Public Lecture aimed at drawing the attention of ......

NSE Holds Annual Dinner, Awards, Inducts Members

This Day 13 Dec 2019
The Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE) recently held its annual dinner which provided a platform for its public lecture and awards series, as well as the induction of new members....