Livingstone’s Legacy 2013

This was a day conference held on 16 March 2013 to celebrate the bicentenary of the birth of David Livingstone and reassess his legacy for Africa and Scotland today. The event was jointly sponsored by the University of Edinburgh and the Scottish Church History Society.

Recordings of the sessions can be found below (see Conference Programme).

Session 1: The Legacy of David Livingstone in Africa

  • The Right Reverend James Tengatenga (Anglican bishop of Southern Malawi),
    “Dr Livingstone, I Presume? The Legacy of David Livingstone in Church and Society”

Session 2: Livingstone, Science and Christian Belief

  • Dr T. Jack Thompson, “Lake Malawi, I Presume? David Livingstone, maps, and the ‘discovery’ of Lake Nyassa in 1859”
  • Professor Brian Stanley, “The Missionary and the Rainmaker: Enlightenment Scotland encounters Africa”

Session 3: Livingstone’s Legacy for Scotland and its Links with Africa

  • Dr Lesley Orr, “‘…As long as God has work for me to do’: the mission and impact of Scottish women in Malawi”
  • Dr Ken Ross, “Livingstone’s Legacy: Malawi and Scotland – Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow”
  • Dr John Lwanda, Concluding reflections