SOAS University of London

Centre of Islamic Studies

Celebrating Arabic


Date: 15 January 2018Time: 5:30 PM

Finishes: 15 January 2018Time: 8:10 PM

Venue: Brunei Gallery Room: BGLT & BGS

Type of Event: Presentation

The Centre of Islamic Studies is delighted to host an evening of short presentations celebrating Arabic. We will have live Arabic music and guest will be able to enjoy refreshments after the event.


Welcome | Professor Muhammad Abdel Haleem (SOAS University of London) and Dr Abdulaziz A Almagushi (Saudi Cultural Bureau)

5.30 | Professor Muhammad Abdel Haleem  (SOAS University of London)
     The Most Effective Way of Teaching & Learning Arabic (& Other Languages)

5.45 | Professor Emeritus Bruce Ingham (SOAS University of London)
     Bedouin Arabic: Some Characteristic Features

6.00 | Dr Ahmad Al-Dubayan (Islamic Cultural Centre, London)
     Arabic Language East and West of the Arab World

6.15 | Musical Interlude : Rihab Azar and Jamal Alsakka

6.25 | Mohamed I. Said (SOAS University of London) and Sophia Agathocleous (SOAS University of London)
     Arabic Poetry & Damascus. A Journey Through Time

6.45 | Professor Owen Wright (SOAS University of London)
     Arabic & Music

          Q&A and Audience Discussion

Registration required via eventbrite 

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Organiser: Centre of Islamic Studies

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Contact Tel: 4385

Sponsor: Saudi Arabian Cultural Bureau