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Muslim Institute February monthly gathering: Social Networks and British Muslims with Professor Lucinda Platt


Saturday 25 Feb 2012, 14:00 — 18:00


Muslim Institute
CAN Mezzanine,
49-51 Old Street, London N1 6AH

The ‘British Muslim Community’ is a beast much spoken of and spoken to. Exactly what constitutes and characterises this ‘community’ however is more elusive than its frequent mention by politicians, press, Muslims and non-Muslims acknowledges. Are the ways of Muslims in Britain distinctive? In what way are they distinctive? Or do British Muslims live their lives much as other sections of Britain’s diverse population? And what is the appropriate response to the similarities or differences that might exist? Questions abound for our first discussion session of the year led by Lucinda Platt.

Lucinda Platt is Professor of Sociology at the Institute of Education and will share with us analysis drawn from the Citizenship Survey. She is Director of the Millennium Cohort Study and leader of the Ethnicity Strand for Understanding Society: The UK Household Longitudinal Study. Her work focuses on ethnicity and comparisons of advantage and disadvantage, employment, pay and social mobility across the UK’s ethnic groups.

Venue: CAN Mezzanine, 49-51 East Road, London N1 6AH

All are welcome so please bring along friends or colleagues or share this notice as widely as you can. Admission is free. Tea and biscuits will be served.