Well I’ve got off to a flying start with the blogging process – I’m already featured in someone else’s blog. Ok, so I didn’t really do this today but by coincidence a write up of the Open University seminar I spoke at recently has been posted today: http://www.open.ac.uk/blogs/boh/?p=292 Scroll down to see a write up of my talk and some dodgy photos of me attempting to look intellectual.
The seminar was one of a series exploring Religion in London, this one focussing on the Muslim community. It was a fascinating day including a very delicious curry lunch and a chance to look round Croydon Mosque as well as the more intellectual side of things with talks from academics and representatives from community organisations talking about the history of Muslims in Britain and what organisations are getting up to in terms of engaging the community (both Muslims and non-Muslims) with the past. I was particularly struck by the Asian Youth Alliance who are doing some great work – find out more about them here: http://www.asianyouthalliance.co.uk/