Lecture Series

A public lecture is one means employed for educating the public in the sciences and medicine. 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.

Other articles related to "lecture series, lectures, lecture":

Smithsonian Institution Libraries - Lecture Series
... They include Dibner Library Lectures on the History of Science and Technology (annual) Lectures on the future of libraries (occasional) ...
Board Of Regents Of The University Of The City Of Manila - Student Life
... largely because of the success of the President Ramon Magsaysay School of Public Governance Lecture Series, the Dean's Lecture Series, and the Ramon ...
Lilian Voudouri Music Library Of Greece - Educational Programs - Lecture Series
... year 2000, the Library has organized an annual cycle of lectures as well as one-day conferences, with the participation of renowned figures from Greece and abroad ...
Chandi Prasad Bhatt - Main Talks/Lectures
... Prakritik Aapda”- Veer Chandra Singh Garhwali Lecture Series-2010 on 16 December 2010 organized by Umesh Dobhal Smriti Trust at Pauri, Uttarakhand ... Sanrakshan ke Moulik Bindu- Chipko Andolan Ke Anubhav” Delivered in- ICSSR-NER Lecture on 19-11-2010 at Omeo Kumardas Institute of Social Change and Development, Department of Political ... for Protection conservation and Development of Himalayan Environment Millennium Lecture Geomatics-2008, National Conference on Geomatics for Planet Earth, Bhopal Indian Society of Geomatics and Space ...
Writers' Trust Of Canada - Programs - Margaret Laurence Memorial Lecture
... The Margaret Laurence Memorial Lecture series was created in memory of the late Margaret Laurence (1926-1987), a celebrated novelist and short story writer ... The annual lecture series has invited some of Canada's most prominent authors to discuss the theme of “A Writer's Life” in front of their peers since 1987 ... Approximately 45 minutes in length, the lectures are meant to provide a unique account of a period when a national writing community was just being formed ...

Famous quotes containing the words series and/or lecture:

    Personality is an unbroken series of successful gestures.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896–1940)

    I could lecture on dry oak leaves; I could, but who would hear me? If I were to try it on any large audience, I fear it would be no gain to them, and a positive loss to me. I should have behaved rudely toward my rustling friends.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)