8 January 2015

Timbuktu: Desert Phoenix

A look at the little-known history of the ancient Malian city and the story of how it rose to become a centre of medieval learning with author and TV presenter Dr Gus Casely-Hayford.

Dr Casely-Hayford will also talk about how Timbuktu was almost destroyed by a rebel invasion in 2013, and its thousand year old libraries burned it is a tragic story, thankfully with a happy ending.

Part of a series of lectures sponsored by the Friends of Bristol Museums, Galleries & Archives.

Other lectures in the series

Please note, the lecture takes place at Tyndall Lecture Theatre, University of Bristol NOT Bristol Museum & Art Gallery. Parking can be difficult so please allow an extra 15 minutes to allow plenty of time. Access on foot is via the Royal Fort entrance, along the path and to the left. Also, there is no need for you to print out your ticket.