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“Dr Livingstone, I Presume?” A u3a sponsored talk by Fran Sandham

Date(s) - 18/01/2024
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Kenilworth Methodist Church

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he story behind the legendary meeting in Africa in 1871 between the missing explorer Dr David Livingstone and the journalist, Henry Morton Stanley. How their meeting proved to be the newspaper scoop of the century, bringing Stanley world fame and notoriety; the widespread controversy, hostility and personal ridicule Stanley faced on his return to Europe and America after finding Livingstone; why their meeting was such a sensational news story – and why Stanley’s four words became the most famous greeting in history.

Lecturer and freelance writer Fran Sandham is the author of ‘Traversa: A solo walk across Africa’. He has written for many newspapers, magazines and travel publications, travelled in over fifty countries, and was an editor at Rough Guides for several years.

Thursday 18th January 2024 – 2.30 pm – Join us for a tea/coffee and a chat from 1.45 pm

Members free – Visitors £1

u3a Kenilworth is part of a UK-wide network of 1000+ charities that provide the opportunity for those no longer in work to come together and enjoy developing a wide range of interests in a social context.
Open meetings usually comprise an approximately 45-minute presentation by an accomplished speaker.

Visitors are always welcome.