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Merryl Wyn Davies


Appointed in May 2010 as Director of the Muslim Institute, the late Merryl Wyn Davies continued her involvement with the Institute's activities until her death in February 2021. She was a writer and broadcaster with some 30 years of involvement with Muslim intellectual life. At the BBC she worked for Everyman, Heart of the Matter and Global Report and was a regular contributor to the Muslim magazine Afkar/Inquiry. Her books include Knowing One Another: Shaping an Islamic Anthropology and Darwin and Fundamentalism. In collaboration with Ziauddin Sardar: Distorted Imagination: Lessons from the Rushdie Affair and a trilogy on America from Why do People Hate America? to Will America Change?