A public talk and interactive events for children will explore the roles Mary Kingsley and other British women explorers played in overcoming fears of cultural and racial difference and offering hope for cross-cultural understanding in an increasingly interconnected world.
When the explorer Mary Kingsley first sights the coast of West Africa in 1893, she admits she is terrified. Fear can often steer our encounters with those different from ourselves, but Kingsley and other British women explorers turned that fear to hope. They opened our eyes to other cultures and expanded our understanding of what it means to be human.
This event is part of the Being Human festival - the UK’s only national festival of the humanities. As our festival events are free, not everyone who asks for tickets come to our events. To make sure we have a full house, we allocate more tickets than there are seats. We do our best to get the numbers right, but unfortunately we occasionally have to disappoint people. Admission is on a first-come-first-served basis, so please arrive in good time for the start of the event.
This event is part of Continuing Education’s programme of short courses, lectures, workshops and free events.
Continuing Education: https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/continuing-education/