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.


Livingstone at the Heart of Africa: A Legacy

An exhibition exploring the life and legacy in Africa and Scotland of David Livingstone, a former student and honorary graduate of the University of Glasgow.

The legacy of Christianity, commerce and civilization will be revealed with a particular emphasis on the development of the African Lakes Company, founded on Livingstone’s principles as the Livingstonia Central Africa Co Ltd.

The exhibition is situated in the University Chapel, Gilbert Scott Building.

Where & when


University of Glasgow, University Avenue, Glasgow, G12 8QQ, Scotland

Date & time

Tue, 16 Apr 2013 - Thu, 31 Oct 2013
09.00 - 17.00


University of Glasgow

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