The next Darlington Lecture Association (DLA) event, on Monday 14th October 7.30pm, is about how Queen Victoria’s army built a port and a railway to enable its 1860s invasion of what is now Ethiopia and Eritrea to rescue hostages. John Pilkington has retraced, on foot, the redcoats’ journey and he will tell DLA of his adventure and how the countries fare today.
The DLA opened its 137th year with ‘Angelic Streets’ on Monday 2nd September 7.30pm. It was the encouraging story of one man’s crusade to recover late-night town and city centres from the scourge of binge drinking. Paul Blakey MBE explained how his Street Angels initiative to improve behaviour and protect the vulnerable has spread across the UK.
The 2019-20 season of eight lectures will include travel, art, ancient Egypt and much more.