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.


Scottish Encounter with Tropical Disease

Fascinating display on the Scottish pioneers in the field of tropical medicine. David Livingstone was one of the first with his observations on the link between the tseste fly and sleeping sickness (Human African Trypanosomasis), and the development of a quinine based treatment for malaria, which became known as Livingstone's Rousers.

On 15 June at 2pm, Professor Mike Barrett, University of Glasgow, will give a talk on this fascinating subject. Admission to Professor Barrett's talk is free, however booking is essential, please call 0844 493 2207.

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Where & when


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

Date & time

Sat, 8 Jun 2013 - Sun, 16 Jun 2013
Mon - Sat 10.00 - 17.00, Sunday 12.30 - 17.00


This is an old event, tickets are no longer for sale


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