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.


Looking for Mrs Livingstone

Mary Livingstone accompanied her husband on several of his earliest expeditions in Southern Africa. In fact, as the daughter of the then famous and powerful Robert Moffat, it was Mary and not David Livingstone many of the local Chiefs wanted to meet. Mary’s story is not well known today and yet hers too is a story of courage and hardship.

Journalist Julie Davidson, author of the recent biography of Mary tells of her fascinating quest, Looking for Mrs Livingstone.

This event is free, however must be booked in advance. Please call the David Livingstone Centre, tel: 0844 493 2207.


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Where & when


David Livingstone Centre, 165 Station Road, Blantyre, G72 9BY, Scotland

Date & time

Sat, 23 Mar 2013


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