Festivals, Cultural and City Events

The Changing Middle East at Book Festival

The 2015 Book Festival events focusing on the Middle East featured university involvement.

On 18 August, the University’s Alwaleed Centre, which seeks to promote better understanding of Islam, sponsored an event with Ziauddin Sardar. A respected expert on Islam, Ziauddin discussed the future of the city of Mecca.

On 25 August, Professor Carole Hillenbrand, Honorary Fellow in Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies, discussed her new book, Islam: A New Historical Introduction, offering a balanced overview of the beliefs of Muslims past and present.

The Alwaleed Centre

Professor Carole Hillenbrand