SPEAKERS AND ARTISTS 2018

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Baroness Sayeeda Warsi

Baroness Sayeeda Warsi

Baroness Sayeeda Warsi

Baroness Sayeeda Warsi became the youngest peer in Parliament in 2007 and in 2010 the first Muslim appointed to a British cabinet 

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Yasmin Alibhai-Brown

Baroness Sayeeda Warsi

Baroness Sayeeda Warsi

Yasmin Alibhai-Brown was exiled from her birthplace, Uganda, in 1972. She is a journalist, author and academic.  

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Yvonne Ridley

Baroness Sayeeda Warsi

Yvonne Ridley

Yvonne Ridley a successful author and 2018 saw her publishing two very diverse books.  


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Yaron Matras

Baroness Manzila Uddin

Baroness Manzila Uddin

Yaron Matras is a Professor of Linguistics at the University of Manchester and leads the university's Multilingual research unit.

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Baroness Manzila Uddin

Baroness Manzila Uddin

Baroness Manzila Uddin

Baroness Manzila Uddin was appointed a life peer in 1988 in recognition of her contribution to community and championing of women’s rights. Manzila became the first Bangladeshi and first Muslim to enter the House of Lords.

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Ajmal Masroor

Baroness Manzila Uddin

Ajmal Masroor

Ajmal Masroor is an Imam, fundraiser, broadcaster and Relationship Counsellor. In 2014, he was recognised in the Muslim 500 as one of the most influential Muslims in the world today. 

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Leila Aboulela

Dr. Noorah Al-Gailani

Dr. Noorah Al-Gailani

Leila Aboulela is a  

critically acclaimed Sudanese-born author and the first winner of the Caine Prize for African Writing.   

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Dr. Noorah Al-Gailani

Dr. Noorah Al-Gailani

Dr. Noorah Al-Gailani

 

Dr. Noorah Al-Gailani has been Curator of Islamic Civilisations at Glasgow Museums since 2003. 

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Maboobeh Rajabi

Dr. Noorah Al-Gailani

Maboobeh Rajabi

Mahboobeh Rajabi is a digital artist and theatre maker. She uses different art forms including dance, movement and digital arts.

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Rosemarie Hudson

Rosemarie Hudson

Rosemarie Hudson

Rosemarie Hudson is British publisher and comes from a background in PR, radio and film.  

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Samia Hathroubi

Rosemarie Hudson

Rosemarie Hudson

Samia Hathroubi the European Coordinator for the Foundation For Ethnic Understanding and a former Professor of History of Formation in Seine-Saint-Denis.

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Qaisra Shahraz

Rosemarie Hudson

Qaisra Shahraz

Qaisra Shahraz is a novelist, scriptwriter, education consultant and peace and women's rights activist. She has two Masters Degrees in English & European literature and scriptwriting for television.