BBC Radio 3 Free Thinking Festival: New Generation Thinker Catherine Fletcher from Swansea University

Faith, Fire and the Family

The Barbour Room

A restricted number of tickets will be available on the day on a first come first served basis.

From 1941 to 1968 Catherine Fletcher’s grandfather, Donald Hudson, was a missionary in India. Catherine tells his story during those turbulent years, and reflects on the way British people with family history in India understand that past – in this the anniversary year of the end of colonial India.

Originally from Yorkshire, Donald Hudson arrived in Dhaka, now in Bangladesh, to find a city in chaos amid communal riots. He stayed for two years, and then moved to one of the most significant British missionary institutions in India, the Baptist Missionary College at Serampore outside Kolkata, where he was based through famine and then Partition in 1948.


For your information…

  • A restricted number of tickets will be available on the day on a first come first served basis.
  • Please take your seats 10 minutes prior to the event start time otherwise you may lose your place.


Part of BBC Radio 3 Free Thinking Festival 2017

Part of What's On in March and April

Gateshead International Jazz Festival, BBC Radio 3 Free Thinking Festival and Folkworks Pass It On Festival take place on the south bank of the Tyne this Spring alongside Sage Gateshead’s usual programme of eclectic and high quality artists.

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