David Livingstone Symposium
Celebrating the bicentenary of the birth of Dr David Livingstone
The Wellcome Trust Centre for Molecular Parasitology and the Institute of Infection, Immunity and Inflammation will hold a symposium to celebrate the day, in 1858, when Dr Livingstone lectured to students at the University of Glasgow. International experts from The World Health Organisation, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, St George’s University of London, and the University of Glasgow will be talking about historical and contemporary issues surrounding health and infectious diseases in Africa within the context of the extraordinary life of Dr Livingstone.” 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 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
The one day symposium is free to attend and will be held in the Bute Hall, University of Glasgow, on 25th February 2013, 09.45 - 18.00.
Spnsors of this event include EVIMalaR, Yale Books, The Glasgow Centre For International Development, Institute of Infection & Immunity
PROGRAMME OF SPEAKERS