Ferguson Lecture - Sughra Ahmed
We look forward to welcoming Sughra Ahmed to give our next Ferguson Lecture on Wednesday 22nd March. Sughra is a Senior Programmes Manager at the Woolf Institute in Cambridge, a global leader in the academic study of relations between Jews, Christians and Muslims, looking at issues of faith, belief, communities and integration. At the Policy Research Centre, Sughra looked at the experiences of first generation Muslim women and men in the UK, the issues young people face whilst growing up in the UK and the impact of this on wider British communities. She has published a number of papers and key reports and is active in interfaith and intercultural work to help build stronger and more effective relationships across communities of faith and belief.
Sughra is also a Trustee of the Inter Faith Network UK, Chair of the Islamic Society of Britain and a Specialist for the Christian Muslim Forum. She has a BA (Hons) English Language and Literature and an MA Islamic Studies; she is a qualified Chaplain and holds a Diploma in Islamic Jurisprudence; is a regular contributor to debates in the media and to Radio 4's Thought for the Day. In 2014 she was awarded the Noor Inayat Khan Memorial Award for Muslim Woman of the Year at the British Muslim Awards.
This event is free of charge, please book your seats below. Please accept our apologies but as this event is free of charge, tickets must be collected from Reception at No 10, we will not be posting them out.
Upcoming Ferguson Lecture
We also look forward to the first Ferguson Lecture of the next academic year, entitled Humanitarian Aid: Principled or Political?, to be given by Cees Wittebrood. Cees Wittebrood is Head of Unit for Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific at the European Commission's Humanitarian Aid Department (ECHO).
Upcoming Ferguson Lectures
The third of this year's Ferguson Lectures will be given by journalist, columnist and critic Jason Cowley. Date to be confirmed.