Speaker: Roy Bridges, Emeritus Professor of History, University of Aberdeen
Hosted by: Special Collections Centre and the Friends of Aberdeen University Library
Venue: Special Collections Centre Seminar Room, The Sir Duncan Rice Library, University of Aberdeen, Bedford Road, Aberdeen, AB24 3AA
Aberdeen University Library has a full set of the 362 volumes published by the Hakluyt Society since its foundation in 1846. Roy Bridges will explain the Society’s link with its eponymous Elizabethan forbear and the odd circumstances surrounding its beginnings. Later developments as well as some current problems will also be described.
Roy Bridges is Emeritus Professor of History in the University and has published extensively on the history of exploration, especially in Africa. A member of the Hakluyt Society since 1964, he was its President from 2004 to 2010.
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