6pm, Dalhousie Lecture Theatre, Univeristy of Dundee
Writer and Broadcaster Billy Kay was invited by the University of Dundee to deliver an illustrated talk.
This was a public event and was free to the public, it was followed by a drinks reception.
Billy Kay is the author of The Scottish World, and the producer and presenter of several serieis of fascinating radio documentaries about the global effects of the Scottish Diaspora. Here Billy will place Mary Slessor in the context of the Scottish Diaspora and of the Scottish missionary effort which attempted to plant Presbyterianism in places as far afield as Russia, China, Africa and Brazil. The talk will be illustrated with audio from Billy’s programmes and will include music from Mary’s Duketown Parish Church in Calabar, and the voices of the daughters of Daniel Slessor, one of the children saved and adopted by Mary.
Do you have a display of work andher life to view?
Yes, we currently have an exhibition on Mary Slessor: ‘Mill Girl to Magistrate’ on display in Verdant Works, Dundee, which will run until the end of October. Further details on the exhibition can be found listed under the centenary events.
Please get in touch if you have any other questions.