Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Bath and Nile Explorers - September 2014

'Bath and the Nile Explorers' - an update
Geography Adventure Group of the Bath Royal & Literary Institution (BRLSI) plans to commemorate the 150th anniversary of John Hanning Speke and Richard Francis Burton's encounter in Bath at the British Association meeting in 1864, and their explorations to find the source of the Nile.
There will be a commemorative event with lectures on 15th September 2014 (1pm-4.30pm) at the former Mineral Water Hospital (now the Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases) in Bath, where Burton and Speke met 150 years ago. There will be a reception, exhibition, and lectures by Tom Mayberry from the Museum of Somerset and Peter Speke.
Tickets will be available from Bath Box Office nearer the time and we hope that you will be able to participate.
An exhibition is being prepared for the anniversary about the Nile explorers, their expeditions and their encounter in Bath. This exhibition can tour interested local communities and venues afterwards. It will comprise about 10 panels (A1 size). Finally, a commemorative booklet will be published by BRLSI in September - 'Bath and the Nile Explorers'. The BRLSI website has more details.

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