Celebrating the bicentenary
of the birth of Dr David Livingstone

19 March 2013 marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of David Livingstone. This explorer, writer, missionary, medic and anti-slavery campaigner rose from humble beginnings in a Lanarkshire tenement to become celebrated as “Africa’s first freedom fighter.” Join us in rediscovering a man whose life and legacy has spanned continents.



David Livingstone 200 bicentenary events happening around the world – celebrations that will be exciting, informative and fun!

The Life and Afterlife of David Livingstone: exploring missionary archives
Where: London, England
When: Tue, 22 Oct 2013 - Sat, 10 May 2014
Livingstone's Africa - photography exhibition
Where: Glasgow, Scotland
When: Wed, 20 Nov 2013 - Mon, 30 Jun 2014
In Livingstone's Footsteps
Where: Glasgow, Scotland
When: Mon, 28 Apr 2014

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