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EMMS Anniversary Exhibition

Wednesday June 15

The Christian charity EMMS International is marking its 175th anniversary with a public exhibition at Edinburgh Central Library in August, coinciding with the Edinburgh International Festival and Fringe.

EMMS was founded as the Edinburgh Medical Missionary Society International in 1841, sending medical help to Africa and later India. It currently runs projects in Malawi, India and Nepal, aimed at supporting maternal and child health, providing palliative care, fighting disease and providing bursaries for students working in their missional hospitals.

The exhibition, which will be free to enter, traces the growth of the Society’s work right up to the modern day.

It will feature materials from the charity’s archives, including the work of some early members of the Society is highlighted, including Dr David Livingstone, Dr Joseph Bell – the real-life inspiration for Sherlock Holmes – and Robert Law of Malawi.

Exhibits will be located in several spaces within the Central Library from August 2-25. Further information at or for details about a guided tour contact Mary Robertson at, 0131 313 3828

There will be a feature on the history of EMMS International in August’s Life and Work. Subscribe here.



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