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29 November 11

Tuesday, 29th November 2011 – 6.15 p.m. to 7.45 p.m., Lecture Theatre 1, The Management School, Lancaster University

Inspired by the BBC’s esteemed Question Time programme, the first Lancaster University ‘Question Time’: Debating Politics and Religion brought together an exciting panel of guests from the world of politics, religion, media and academia who explored the interface between politics and religion. Similar to the Question Time format the debate concentrated on current issues and the panel responded to questions posed by members of the audience. Watch a video of highlights from the event: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cdX7zc-uPMI

The panel:

Liam Burns (President of the National Union of Students 2011/12.  He studied physics at Heriot-Watt University and has also served as President of NUS Scotland)

Charles Clarke (Former Labour Party MP 1997-2010, Home Secretary 2004-2006 and currently Visiting Professor of Politics and Faith in the Department of Politics, Philosophy and Religion at Lancaster),

Laurence Hemming (Internationally recognised writer, scholar and teacher. An acknowledged authority on Martin Heidegger, he has written on issues as diverse as the will, the sublime, subjectivity, selfhood, morals, politics, and the divine)

Shuruq Naguib (Lecturer in the Department of Politics, Philosophy and Religion with an expertise in Classical Exegesis of the Qur'an and Gender in Islamic thought)

Ziauddin Sardar (a London-based scholar, writer and cultural-critic who specializes in the future of Islam, science and cultural relations.  Prospect magazine has named him as one of Britain's top 100 public intellectuals)

Clare Short (Labour Party MP 1983-2006; Independent MP 2006-2010; Secretary of State for International Development 1997- 2003)

Linda Woodhead (Professor of Sociology of Religion in the Department of Politics, Philosophy and Religion and Director of the AHRC/ESRC Religion & Society Programme) will chair the session.

Organised by the Department of Politics, Philosophy and Religion (homepage http://www.lancs.ac.uk/fass/ppr/) and Lancaster University Alumni Office (homepage http://www.lancs.ac.uk/alumni/) in co-operation with Religion and Society.      

Associated file:
QT 29.11.10 at LU Draft Programme.doc

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