Islam, Muslims, and education in Britain: A one day symposium






(Update) Click here to read the blog reflecting on the conference with contributions by some of the speakers→


Venue: Main Council Chamber, Main Building, Park Place, Cardiff University

Date: Monday January 15th, 2018, 10am – 5pm

 The place of Islam and Muslims within British education has been the focus of intense debate, as has the role of Islamic education and its institutions.  Yet much of this work offers a macro-level discussion of complementary and conflicting ideological and normative claims.  Increasingly there is a need to locate these debates in views “from the ground”.

This one-day symposium takes this as its core focus, asking what are the experiences of Muslims in education in Britain today?  It is intended to move from the macro to the micro, exploring the everyday lived experiences of Muslim operating within various educational institutions in Britain.  By sharing these narratives, it is hoped that this symposium can help nuance wider debate surrounding the experiences of Muslims in British educational contexts.

Call for Delegates

We invite delegates to attend a day of stimulating papers exploring Islam, Muslims, and education in Britain from a wide variety of disciplines and perspectives, but which hold the experiences of those involved at the centre. We are pleased to announce that Dr Saeeda Shah will be delivering a keynote address. For more information please consult the PROGRAMME below.

To register, please complete the Delegate Registration Form (link below). Payment information is included in this document. Delegate tickets are £15, and Concessionary tickets are available at £10 for students, low-waged, and unwaged delegates.

Tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided in the breaks, as well as a vegetarian lunch.

Numbers are extremely limited, and we will stop taking bookings 1 week before the conference (8th January 2018), so do book early to avoid disappointment!

If you have any queries please contact Matthew Vince and Haroon Sidat at

Click here for Programme→

Click here for Delegate Registration Form →