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2013 public lectures

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Listings and videos of our seminar series in 2013.

Fazlun Khalid

Muslims, the Environment and the Challenge of the Emerging Order – An Islamic Perspective

12 February 2013

Video of Fazlun Khalid's lecture

Fazlun Khalid has a worldwide reputation as an advocate of environmental protection rooted in religious traditions and is now recognised as one of fifteen leading eco-theologians in the world. He appeared on the Independent on Sunday list of the top 100 environmentalists in the UK in 2008 and is also listed amongst the “500 Most Influential Muslims in the World” by the Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Centre of Jordan. He founded the Islamic Foundation for Ecology and Environmental Sciences (IFEES) which is now established as the world’s leading Islamic environmental NGO.

Farah Ahmed

Using Islamic Study Circles (halaqahs) as a Research Method

19 February 2013

Video of Farah Ahmed's lecture

Farah Ahmed is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Cambridge researching classical Islamic pedagogy in contemporary contexts, specifically the use of Halaqah with young British Muslim children. Farah has been active in Islamic education for 20 years and is involved in setting up the ‘Centre for Research and Evaluation of Muslim Education’ at the Institute of Education, University of London. She is founder and Director of Education at Islamic Shakhsiyah Foundation where she runs Islamic teacher education courses.

Dr Asim Yusuf

Islam in Britain Today: Findings from the national Religion and Society Research Programme

5 March 2013

Video of Dr Asim Yusuf's lecture

Shaykh Dr Asim Yusuf is a Consultant Psychiatrist with a special interest in Spirituality and Mental Health. He has received 20 years of rigorous theological training at the hands of masters of Islamic law and spirituality, and has been granted an ijaza (formal authorisation) to instruct students in the art and science of Islamic thought by scholars from four continents. He is the founder and Director of the Path to Salvation Diploma in Classical Islamic Studies, one of the largest Muslim grass-roots teaching organisations in the UK, and of the Islamic Ethics and Global Citizenship Initiative.

Daniel Burdsey

Muslims and the elite sporting landscape: from participation to politics

12 March 2013

Video of Daniel Burdsey's lecture

Dr Daniel Burdsey is Principal Lecturer in the School of Sport and Service Management at the University of Brighton. His research focuses on race, ethnicity, sport and popular culture, primarily in relation to British Asian communities. He is the author of British Asians and Football: Culture, Identity, Exclusion (Routledge, 2007) and the editor of Race, Ethnicity and Football: Persisting Debates and Emergent Issues (Routledge, 2011). He is currently co-editing a special issue of South Asian Popular Culture on sport in the South Asian diaspora.

Linda Woodhead

Islam in Britain Today: Findings from the national Religion and Society Research Programme

19 March 2013

Video of Linda Woodhead's lecture

Linda Woodhead is Professor of Sociology of Religion at Lancaster University (Department of Politics, Philosophy and Religion). In 2007 she was appointed Director of the £12m UK research programme ‘Religion and Society’, which is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council and the Economic and Social Research Council. This consists of 75 separate research projects, which are run by academics across the UK. She has written a number of well-received books.