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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CTP educates citizens to ensure safety of road users

Urdu Point 26 Jan 2021
RAWALPINDI, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 26th Jan, 2021 ) .Education Wing of City Traffic Police (CTP) on Tuesday delivered lectures and distributed pamphlets at different terminals of public service vehicles in the city and also educated the road users on different roads....

CA Gov. Gavin Newsom announces appointments to state government

The Daily Californian 26 Jan 2021
Ang-Olson to the California Department of Health Care Services and Arthur Krantz to the California Public Employment Relations Board ... Arthur Krantz, previously a practitioner advisor and lecturer for UC Berkeley School of Law, was reappointed to the Public Employment Relations Board, which he has served on since 2018, according to the press release....

Marie Benoit's Diary: Punditry in the Pandemic

The Malta Independent 26 Jan 2021
They seemed to be one interminable cycle of meetings, engagements, deadlines, committees, conferences, dinners, lectures and public talks - and then some ... ADVERTISEMENT ....

Rawlings was valued, respected more by non-Ghanaians than Ghanaians – Bagbin

Modern Ghana 26 Jan 2021
During the public memorial lecture which was held at the Kama Conference Center at Labone to honor the memory of the late former President Rawlings, many senior members of the party took turns to pour in their tributes ... ....

MU to host three events about medical ethics and race

Columbia Missourian 26 Jan 2021
Harriet Washington, the 2021 Cherng Distinguished Visiting Scholar and an award-winning science writer, editor and ethicist, will highlight the intersection between ethics and racism in the medical field with three virtual events Jan. 27-29 ... Thursday, Washington will give a keynote lecture open to the public, called “Healthcare Inequities Go Viral ... ....

Uttarakhand doctor credits blessings of patients for his Padma Shri award

Hindustan Times 26 Jan 2021
PUBLISHED ON JAN 26, 2021 01.47 PM IST. Moved by the sufferings of road accident victims, Dehradun-based orthopaedic and spine surgeon Bhupendra Kumar Singh Sanjay began an awareness campaign in 2002 through radio, TV, print media and public lectures to promote road traffic safety ... Also read ... He is a recipient of awards like Uttarakhand Ratna (2002)....

Rupert Murdoch bemoans social media censorship, but critics say media mogul’s ‘malign influence’ is far ...

Russia Today 26 Jan 2021
But there were plenty of others who argued that Murdoch is the last person who should be giving lectures about nefarious influences stifling healthy public discourse ... Murdoch stepped down as director of News Corp following public outcry over the scandal and the paper was shut. His reporters hacked people’s phones including a murdered teenager....

Coronavirus: What's open, what's closed in the Mid-Hudson Valley as of Jan. 26, 2021

Daily Freeman 26 Jan 2021
In the interest of public safety, critical coronavirus coverage is being provided free to all readers ... • The Rhinebeck Village Hall is closed to the public, except for court and police matters ... • The Friends of Historic Saugerties has canceled its monthly local history lectures at the Saugerties Public Library for the rest of 2020....

SNF Brain Insight Lecture on The Future of Learning and Education, Feb. 9

The National Herald 25 Jan 2021
This talk is part of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Brain Insight Lecture series, offered free to the public to enhance understanding of the biology of the mind and the complexity of human behavior. The lectures are hosted by Columbia’s Mortimer B....

Mother and baby homes inquiry’s lack of transparency was damaging

The Irish Times 25 Jan 2021
The commission would also choose to conduct its investigation entirely in private, although the Commissions of Investigation Act 2004 gave it full discretion both to hold public hearings and to afford witnesses access to evidence gathered in the interests of justice ... “One group requested a public hearing....

Mexican president’s past health woes sharpen focus on COVID-19 diagnosis

Metro USA 25 Jan 2021
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador’s history of heart problems and high blood pressure will complicate doctors’ efforts to combat the COVID-19 infection poised to undermine the towering role he has taken in public life....

Curt Menefee, Fox’s NFL host, is also a Northwestern grad student hoping to change the ...

Finger Lakes Times 25 Jan 2021
Which is the short version of how Menefee — the 55-year-old host of Fox SportsNFL pregame, halftime and postgame shows — wound up pursuing a graduate degree in public policy and public administration from Northwestern University ... This winter he is taking Ethics and Leadership as well as Scope and Theory of Public Policy....

Call for nominations for CCP 13 Artists Awards 2021

Manila Standard Today 25 Jan 2021
... which will open with the formal awarding ceremonies; A trophy designed by a 13 Artists Awardee and specially commissioned for the 2021 Thirteen Artists Awards as well as Participation in CCP’s public programs of discussions, lectures, workshops, and other activities....