The University of Dundee will host this special event as part of a series of events celebrating the life and legacy of Mary Slessor on the 100th year anniversary of her death. Doug Binnie, Chairman of the Mary Slessor Foundation, will be our keynote speaker.
As 2015 will be the centenary of the death of Mary Slessor, one of Dundee’s most supremely courageous women, we felt it very fitting to give our members the opportunity of learning the extraordinary story of this inspirational woman. Like many women of her time, Mary’s achievements have gone largely unrecognised until now! She was brought up in poverty in the slums of Victorian Dundee and endured the hard life of a mill girl in the city’s Jute Mills. Mary was also an unorthodox Sunday School teacher who, inspired by Dr Livingston, became a missionary and at the age of 28 and travelled to Africa to work in the Calabar region of Nigeria, an area where no European had set foot before.
Supremely courageous with endless spirit and energy Mary Slessor challenged the superstitions of tribes, stopped their barbaric practices and rescued and adopted twins who were left to die because of tribal beliefs in evil spirits.
Don’t miss this amazing story of a local woman, who not only became a part of Nigerian history and heritage, but also became the first ever female magistrate in the British Empire and a skilful diplomatic emissary and is also featured on a Clydesdale Bank £10 note, the only non royal female to feature on a currency note!
You will be inspired and enormously proud to learn more about this extraordinary compassionate and remarkably selfless woman who defied all conventions. This is a story of a women far ahead of her time that embodies the spirit of Women Ahead.
12 noon for Registration.
Lunch includes soup & sandwiches with tea/coffee and cakes.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any dietary requirements.
Profits from this event will benefit the Dundee and Angus Foodbanks.
Donations of non-perishable food will be gladly accepted at the event.
Please book by Monday 19th January.