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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Seminar on water by Richard N Zare at IISER Pune on Nov 25

The Times of India 22 Nov 2019
The lecture will be ... The lecture is open to all to attend ... Professor Zare has given named lectures at numerous universities, has authored and co-authored over 900 publications and more than 50 patents, and he has published four books,' says the notification by IISER....

Heritage Malta acquires Melchiorre Cafà’s ‘St Rose of Lima’

The Malta Independent 22 Nov 2019
A public lecture by Professor Keith Sciberras on Melchiorre Cafà's statuette, 'St Rose of Lima', is set to mark the ......

The racy Victorian-era party trick of x-ray imaging

Quartz 22 Nov 2019
The interest in X-rays spread through public exhibitions and lectures, where volunteers from the audience could have their hands or purses X-rayed ... The public also attributed germicidal and beautifying properties to the rays....

Ivanka Trump Accused of Hypocrisy After Tweeting Fake Quote Claiming 'Decline of Public Morals' Behind Impeachment Push

Newsweek 22 Nov 2019
"A decline of public morals in the United States will probably be marked by the abuse of the power of impeachment as a means of crushing political adversaries or ejecting them from office." ... Now his daughter is lecturing the public about morals," Mike Elgan wrote ... Now his daughter is lecturing the public about morals....

South Mountain Speakers Series

Gettysburg Times 22 Nov 2019
Dr ... In 1877, Rothrock was named “Michaux Lecturer” and was tasked with developing a public understanding of forestry within Pennsylvania ... He traveled by horse and wagon, touring Pennsylvania, giving his “Michaux Lectures” to convince the public that the future of Pennsylvania forests was endangered. × This page requires Javascript ... .......

No Cheers for Creative Arts and Culture in 2020 Budget

Modern Ghana 22 Nov 2019
Despite unbridled enthusiasm publicized by creatives through workshops, lectures, demonstrations, ......

‘Reimagined Narratives’ brings heritage and art together

Arab News 22 Nov 2019
Everything else was covered up, these walks being their only interaction with public space.” ... Beyond the exhibition component, Art D’Egypte runs an educational collateral program, which this year hosted public lectures by art professionals and curators held in parallel to the exhibition....

San Jose calendar of events for the week of Nov. 22

The Mercury News 22 Nov 2019
Special Events. Kristi Yamaguchi Downtown Ice; The downtown ice rink sets up for its year in the Circle of Palms and 24th year overall. Through Jan. 12. Circle of Palms, 120 S. Market St. $15-$18 ... Nov ... 2 ... 15 ... 15 ... 1 ... Lectures/Learning/Meetings ... The public speaking group meets Wednesdays, noon-1 p.m ... Deadline is noon, two weeks prior to Friday’s publication....


Peace FM Online 21 Nov 2019
Akwetey was speaking at a public lecture in Accra yesterday, to give an update on the institute’s performance on the nationwide sensitisation exercise it is carrying out, and the need to vote yes ... The lecture was under the theme, “The National Referendum on Article 55(3) of the 1992 Constitution....

FG urged to leverage technology to enhance economic growth

Business Day Online 21 Nov 2019
The Alliance Law Firm lecture is an annual event that brings together key stakeholders from across the world to discuss critical and topical themes central to the socio-economic development and industrial growth of Nigeria ... The keynote lecture will be delivered by Leo Stan Ekeh, founder/chairman of Zinox Technologies Limited and

Management guru in Malta for TradeMalta talk

The Malta Independent 21 Nov 2019
Recognised as one of the most influential management thinkers alive, Trompenaars will give a public lecture at the Chamber of Commerce at 1pm on ......

Kingston accepting nominations for Distinguished Artist Award

Daily Freeman 21 Nov 2019
KINGSTON, N.Y ... The award recipient should be willing to serve for two years and perform two public community projects, such as a performance, lecture, exhibition, reading, or workshops ... .......

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