Richard Dowden, Director of the Royal African Society, will deliver a public lecture on Thursday 8 July entitled 'What Africa Gives the World' as part of the Institute of Advanced Study (IAS) summer school programme on Theory for a Global Age: The Place of Africa?
The public lecture will begin at 4:30pm in room MSO.4 in the Maths and Stats building. It is open to all and will be followed by a wine reception.
Richard Dowden first went to Africa as a teacher in 1971, and then as a journalist in 1983, working for The Times. In 1986, he became Africa Editor of the Independent, and in 1995 took up the post of Africa Editor for the Economist. He has also made three television documentaries on Africa, for the BBC and Channel 4.