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Public Lecture: Understanding Islamophobia

Lecture led by Professor Peter Hopkins, Newcastle University

Date/Time: Tuesday 12 February 2019, 17:30 - 18:45

Venue: Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building, Newcastle University

Free admission, all seats allocated on a first-come first-served basis.

In November 2018, the All Party Parliamentary Group in Westminster published its report following a consultation into providing a working definition of Islamophobia. The report notes that ‘Islamophobia is rooted in racism and is a type of racism that targets expressions of Muslimness or perceived Muslimness’. In this lecture, Newcastle University’s new Dean of Social Justice will draw upon recent research about Islamophobia to explore what enables it and how it operates, what its impacts are and who is affected by it, and how to challenge and report it.


Public lectures at Newcastle University are free and open to all. Our aim is to offer a programme that will inform, stimulate, entertain, and excite debate. 

Many of our speakers are leaders in their field and all have something of special interest to convey. Our lectures cover a wide range of disciplines and frequently include key contemporary issues, particularly those that affect our daily lives.

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