A Walk across Africa. J.A. Grantâ€™s Account of the Nile Expedition of 1860-1863
Â£8, under-18s Â£3
Friday, 13th September 2019 | 10am-11am
Nairn Community & Arts Center, King Street, Nairn
Grant of Nairn is the key figure in an analysis of the most significant exploratory expedition of the nineteenth century, to discover the source of the Nile, a problem baffling the educated world for 2,000 years. The text of Grant’s 1864 book is fully annotated and supplemented by all his pictures and extensive extracts from his manuscript journal and correspondence.
A new approach to the Nile source problem is also a feature Roy Bridges taught history in Uganda a hundred years after Grant was there. Now Emeritus Professor of History, University of Aberdeen, FRGS, FRHistS, former President, Hakluyt Society.
Supported by the Nairn Literary Institute