Open Lectures

We have also established a free Open Lecture Series for the members of the local community, including university lecturers and students, since 2010.  Inviting speakers from all over the world and delivering enlightening lectures on topics related to religion, Islam, Muslims and interfaith relations. In this series we endeavor to answer some of the critical, local questions in the field. This is a part of the College’s mission to establish a bridge between Muslim communities and societies and non-Muslim communities and countries.

Click here to read about some of the previous lectures held at Al-Maktoum or watch them here 

To register for any of the lectures, please call us on 01382 908070  or email [email protected]

To download the booklet for the 2017-2018 series of lectures, please click here.

Open Lectures for 2017-2018

Date Name Title
26/10/2017 Prof. Andrew Newman
University of Edinburgh
Safavid Architecture: speaking to a multi-constituency polity in pre-modern Iran

Building Bridges Symposium

Prof. Mario Aguilar
University of St Andrews


Dr. Joshua Ralston
University of Edinburgh

Interfaith Dialogue: experience and art


Bearing Witness: a framework for Christian-Muslim dialogue

01/02/2018 Rev. Andrew Ashdown An Exploration of Christian-Muslim Relations in Syria, Both Prior to, and in the Midst of, the Current Conflict
15/02/2018 Prof. Mona Siddiqui OBE
University of Edinburgh
Rethinking Hospitality: from law to ethics
15/03/2018 Dr Marlé Hammond
SOAS, University of London
Legacies of al-Khansāˀ: 7th century Arab poetess
19/04/2018 Dr. Andrew Bannister
Centre for Islamic Studies and Muslim-Christian Relations, London School of Theology
New Tools, Ancient Texts: computerized study of the Qur’an
10/05/2018 Prof. Tim Jacoby
University of Manchester
Islam and the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria: evidence from its magazine
21/06/2018  Dr. Ayman Shihadeh
SOAS, University of London
On Good and Evil: ethical theories in classical Islamic thought