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Muslims in Leicester

10th February 2022 @ 6:00 pm 7:15 pm

A group of Muslim men laughing with a white man who is handing out something to them. The background has trees.


About the February Forum

Presented by Dilwar Hussain

‘Muslims in Leicester’ was a large ethnographic action research project conducted for the Open Society Foundation published in 2010.  The research  took over two years of work and involved in-depth interviews with Muslim and non-Muslim residents of the city, as well as interviews with local government officials, Muslim leaders, academics, journalists, and community activists.   Dilwar Hussain, who co-ordinated the team of 5 researchers, tells us about this interesting project  which will interest both residents and non-residents of the city.

The research focused on the wards of Evington, Stoneygate and Spinney Hills and was funded as part of a series of monitoring reports titled ‘Muslims in EU Cities’ focusing on eleven cities in the European Union with significant Muslim populations and is available here:

About the speaker: Dilwar Hussain is an Assistant Professor at the Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations, University of Coventry. He is founding Chair of New Horizons in British Islam, an organisation that works on reform in Muslim thought. Dilwar has worked in academic research, policy consultancy, teaching and training over the last 25 years, delivering contracts for the voluntary sector, private sector and various government departments around issues of integration, identity and extremism and has a number of published works along these themes. He is a Trustee of the Faith & Belief Forum (FBF), was a Trustee and Vice-Chair of the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust and has been awarded an MBE for services to inter-faith understanding and community relations.

About Vaughan Open Research Forum

Vaughan Open Research Forum is series of talks, workshops and interactive sessions which are open to anyone who is curious and wants to find out more.

Themes for sessions relate to our core teaching topics, arts, humanities, social sciences and counselling, and also discuss adult education and co-operative issues. The Vaughan Open Research Forums take place on the second Thursday of the month.


The session will run at the earlier time of 6.00 pm – 7:15 pm. Details will be sent on the day via Eventbrite to people who have registered.

Due to social distancing measures, this session will take place via video conference. Please register below.

Muslims in Leicester

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