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SOAS scholar contributes to ASCL Information Paper on school and college examinations during Ramadan

Dr Matthew L N Wilkinson, SOAS University of London Research Fellow in Islam in Education & Law and Director of Curriculum for Cohesion, has contributed to a pioneering Information Paper for school and college leaders on the observance of Ramadan during public examinations.

3rd May 2016

SOAS Nohoudh Scholar talks on Islamaphobia at Québec University

SOAS’ 2015-16 Nohoudh Scholar, Farrah Sheikh, recently appeared as a special invited guest at a conference on Islamaphobia at the Université du Québec à Montréal in conjunction with the University of Berkeley’s Centre for Race and Gender.

4th November 2015

Muslim Integration in Britain: Trevor Phillips, Baroness Sayeeda Warsi and Fatima Manji keynotes at SOAS conference

SOAS, University of London will host writer and broadcaster Trevor Phillips, Baroness Sayeeda Warsi and journalist Fatima Manji at a two-day conference on 'Muslim Integration in Britain: Engaging with the Discourse'. The conference will explore the meaning of integration as it relates to British Muslims and ask what new directions can be found to think about this contentious issue.

30th October 2015

Matthew Wilkinson trains over 100 senior UK judges on Islamic values with English Common Law

Dr Matthew Wilkinson, Research Fellow in Islam in Education and Law, presented a training workshop to over 100 senior UK judges at the Serious Crime Seminar organised by the Judicial College.

16th October 2015

NSS 2015 2 SOAS tops London institutions for teaching, according to students

Results of the 2015 National Student Survey (NSS), released today, show that students at SOAS, University of London are highly satisfied with ‘Teaching on my course,’ with an above average rating of 89%.

12th August 2015

SOAS academic presents new book on life and legacy of Khomeini

Professor Arshin Adib-Moghaddam has edited a new book on the late Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, the man who led the 1979 Iranian Revolution, which resulted in his appointment as Iran’s Supreme Leader, a position he held until his death in 1989. The book has received favourable media coverage in Iran and beyond, most notably on the BBC Persian website.  

7th August 2014

Award-winning student-led Ramadan Tent Project goes international

Ramadan Tent Project, an award-winning student-led project founded by both Muslim and non-Muslim students at SOAS, University of London is spreading to Manchester and establishing a global reach as it launches in Turkey and Zambia for its second year.

27th June 2014

SOAS students to set up ‘Ramadan Tent’ on campus

SOAS students will provide a ‘Ramadan Tent’ on campus to mark the holiest month in the Islamic calendar, Ramadan.

8th July 2013

SOAS professor analyses current Egypt unrest

In a video interview with AFP recorded on the 4 July, SOAS Professor Gilbert Achcar (Department of Development Studies) provides an analysis of the current unrest in Egypt in light of his recently released book, The People Want: A Radical exploration of the Arab Uprising. 

5th July 2013

Shari’a law and state law: roundtable discussion at SOAS

SOAS, University of London will host a roundtable discussion on the possibilities, differences, conflicts and challenges between Shari’a law and state law.

13th June 2013

Mashood pic SOAS scholar appointed to Government’s Human Rights Advisory Group

Mashood Baderin, a Professor of Law at SOAS, University of London, has been invited by the Foreign Secretary to join the Human Rights Advisory Group at the Foreign Office.

23rd May 2013

Middle East in London Cover February - March 2013 February-March Edition of The Middle East in London hits newsstands

The February-March edition of The Middle East in London, the bi-monthly magazine of the London Middle East Institute, is now available.

2nd February 2013