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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Peace FM Online 25 May 2019
Lectures. A June 4 lecture has been scheduled for May 29 at the Amegashie Conference Hall of the University of Ghana Business School. The lecture will be delivered by Professor John Bright Aheto, a renowned management expert ... The lecture will start at 2.00pm ... Deborah Cubagee and Goosie Tanoh will dissect the lecture....

2019 Bible Forum

Gettysburg Times 25 May 2019
The lectures will begin at 7.30 p.m ... on Saturday morning followed by three lectures on Sunday at 9.30 a.m., 10.30 a.m and 5 p.m. They are open to the public at no charge. Don Bunting, evangelist from New York City, will be the speaker of the lecture series ... The lectures will ......

Why Indian Prime Minister Modi Won Big

The American Spectator 25 May 2019
Observers might even say that in terms of optics for some of the general public, Modi is India and India is Modi. Modi has adroitly leveraged the color saffron in public forums ... He was a Lecturer at the Harris School of Public Policy, University of Chicago and is a contributor of opinion pieces to various journals. ....

Tolkein—A Review

Quillette 25 May 2019
In 1936, the year before the publication of The Hobbit, Tolkien delivered a lecture (later published as an essay) on Beowulf that completely changed the direction of scholarship on that masterpiece of Anglo-Saxon narrative poetry. Until Tolkien’s lecture, scholars had admired ......

Vote 2019: Is it time to reduce the voting age to 16?

The Irish Times 25 May 2019
The main arguments against the move at the time centred on low turnout among young people and limited public support for the move. However, Jan Eichhorn, a lecturer in social policy at the University of Edinburgh, says these arguments did not hold up to scrutiny in the independence referendum ... Public support has also shifted significantly....

CUHK 55th Anniversary “The Pursuit of Wisdom” Public Lecture Series CUHK Professor Chu Ming-chung Gives the Fourth Lecture

Public Technologies 24 May 2019
Professor Chu Ming-chung from the Department of Physics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), spoke on the topic 'Beautiful Asymmetries in the Universe' in the fourth lecture of'The Pursuit of Wisdom' Public Lecture Series today (24 May) ... CUHK 'The Pursuit of Wisdom' Public Lecture Series....

Stern Lecture series kicks off with inaugural speaker Bryan Stevenson

The Cincinnati Herald 24 May 2019
CINCINNATI — The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County invites the public to celebrate the first Mary S. Stern lecture, made ......

South Mountain Speakers plan event

Gettysburg Times 24 May 2019
The South Mountain Speakers Series is presented as a revival of the Michaux Lectures, a series of talks given by Joseph Rothrock to build a groundswell of public support for his work to preserve and restore Pennsylvania’s forested landscape....

KU mass communication dept holds ‘controversial’ selection boards

Dawn 24 May 2019
According to sources, some important points which bring into question the validity and transparency of the May 2 selection boards meant for the posts of lecturer and assistant professor included the fact that they were held after a delay of four years since publication of the advertisement for relevant positions in 2014....

O'Daniels series tackles turf grass

Palestine Herald-Press 24 May 2019
The program will cover Turf Grasses, namely, St. Augustine and Bermuda ... The seminar will run from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m ... It's part of the educational programs offered in the Lynn O'Daniels Lecture Series ... Because of his love of gardening and devotion to education, ACMGA named this lecture series in his honor. Lectures are free and open to the public ... .......

China-US trade friction can be resolved through mutual respect – Ambassador

Ghana Business News 24 May 2019
Mr Wang made this known when he delivered a public lecture at the Confucius Institute at the University of Ghana, Legon, to throw more light on the China-US economic and trade friction. The lecture was held on the topic. “Dust Will Settle as We Go Along”, which attracted senior and young lectures, economists, civil society, students and the public....

Sunnyvale community briefs for the week of May 24

The Mercury News 24 May 2019
Art, wine and more. Pours, portraits and polyrhythms are all part of the Sunnyvale Art, Wine and Music Festival, set for June 1-2 this year ... The festival runs 10 a.m.-6 p.m. both days ... With bells on ... lecture is free and open to the public at Sunnyvale Heritage Park Museum, 570 E ... ....

Travel book author to speak May 29 at Torrington Historical Society

The Register Citizen 24 May 2019
TORRINGTON — The Torrington Historical Society will host author and historian Marty Podskoch for an illustrated presentation based on his recent publication, “Connecticut 169 Club. Your Passport and Guide to Exploring Connecticut.” The lecture and book signing will be held May 29, 6.30 p.m ... Refreshments will be provided ... ....