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 Symposium: Celebrating and Learning from David Livingstone

David Livingstone gained his qualifications as a medical doctor at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow (RCPSG) and went on to establish a global reputation as a Christian missionary, explorer and champion of liberation from slavery.

This Symposium will celebrate his life and achievements and focus on areas of medical mission, medicine, surgery and personal care for today’s expatriate adventurer which were central to his own experience. We hope that this will have wide appeal all those still excited by his example, both outside of medicine and within it.

Speakers such as Dr Jon Cossar, Dr Liz Grant, Professor Malcolm Molyneux, Mr Steve Mannion and Dr Mike Jones will cover a wide range of topics.

Where & when


Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, 232-242 St Vincent Street, Glasgow, G2 5RJ, Scotland

Date & time

Tue, 19 Mar 2013
09.00 - 16.30


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