Event Date and time: Friday 13th January 2017 | 6:30 PM – 08:00 PM

Venue details: The British Museum | Great Russell St, London | WC1B 3DG

Organisers: The British Museum and South African High Commission

Event website: Memories of Mandela

Event cost: £5, £3 (members/concessions)

Staged in the auditorium officially opened by Nelson Mandela in 2000, this discussion celebrates and explores the life, character and enduring legacy of the South African leader on his nation and the world.


A panel of speakers whose lives and careers were influenced by the leader includes John Battersby, co-author of Mandela: A Life in Photographs (2011) and author of the Afterword in Mandela: the Authorised Biography by Anthony Sampson (2011), Pumela Salela, Brand South Africa, John Carlin, journalist and author of Playing the Enemy: Nelson Mandela and the Game that Made a Nation (2008, adapted into the film Invictus), and Matthew Hahn, Theatre for Development practitioner and Senior Lecturer at St Mary’s University.

Presented in collaboration with South African High Commission.

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