Event Date and time: 17th November – 16th December, 2016

Venue details: London School of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene | John Snow lecture theatre | Keppel Street | WC1E 7HT

Organisers: Sulger-Buel Lovell | info@sulger-buel-lovell.com

Event website: Black Female Success.The Tropics & Academia. Nzingha lecture 33

Event cost: Free

Professor Elizabeth Anionwu Phd, CBE, FRCN is one of the 18 black female professors out of 18,500 professors in the UK. Professor Anionwu was the Vice Chair of the successful Mary Seacole Memorial Statue Appeal, Patron of the Sickle Cell Society and the Nigerian Nurses charitable association.She is also the author of ‘Mixed Blessings of a Cambridge Union’ the story of her life, http://www.elizabethanionwu.co.uk/my-book/ .Her full bio is below. For this Queen Nzingha lecture (33) she will be talking on:

  • Growing up in care as a Nigerian/Irish heritage child in 1950’s England
  • Life as a Black female academic, tips and strategies
  • The successes of Mary Seacole; statues and Radical nurses
  • History, education and the curriculum
  • Sickle Cell disorders
  • Nigeria
  • Plus a Question and Answer session

Queen Nzinga was an African Queen who fought against the European invasion of southern Africa (Congo/Angola). The Queen Nzinga lecture series features African female academics / holders of expert knowledge, speaking on topics of their choice on a monthly basis. The Nzinga lecture series will provide a regular platform for women of African descent to highlight important issues in an academic setting. See previous Queen Nzingha lectures herehttps://www.youtube.com/blackhistorywalks

This event will start promptly at 6.30pm, latecomers will miss out and may not get a seat. Admission free but must book via Eventbrite. Donations accepted on the day.

This event is supported by Equality & Diversity at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine in association with Black History Walks.


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