Just A Drop speakers to unveil ‘Secret Lives’

International water charity Just a Drop has invited eminent historians and speakers to appear at its third annual lecture (March 1).

Taking place at the Royal Geographical Society in London, the event will feature talks from novelist Sarah Dunant (left) and historians Bettany Hughes (centre) and Suzannah Lipscomb on the theme of ‘Secret Lives Exposed: If Walls Could Talk’.

The audience will hear history’s hidden stories, such as the private life of Henry VIII, the secrets of Renaissance courtesans, cloistered nuns and a Pope’s daughter.

The talk will be followed by an audience Q&A led by Stephen Sackur, Just a Drop Patron and presenter of BBC’s HARDTalk.

The speakers will also sign copies of their books in the Maps Room.

Fiona Jeffery, chairman and Founder of Just a Drop, said: “I’m thrilled that Sarah, Bettany and Suzannah will be joining us in March to reveal the secrets of history’s hidden lives – I’m sure we’re in for an exciting and illuminating evening.

“Funds raised from the lecture will support Just a Drop to continue to transform lives through the provision of safe water and sanitation.”

Just a Drop brings sustainable safe water solutions, sanitation facilities and knowledge of safe hygiene practices to communities around the world.