Exhibition launch: Muslims in the North

This exhibition launch is brought to you by the University of Leeds in collaboration with Leeds City Museum and Leeds Cultural Institute. It is sponsored by Leeds University Business School.

This pioneering display is underpinned by research conducted by Maria Hussain, Lecturer in Management and Organisations at the University of Leeds Business School. This display focuses on the significant contributions of Muslims in the fields of Commerce, Healthcare, Law, and Research in the North. You will be inspired by the impactful stories of notable figures including:

  • Nazir Afzal, OBE (former Chief Crown Prosecutor of NW England)
  • Professor Ghazala Mir (Chair of Health Equity and Inclusion)
  • Dr Mumtaz Patel (Consultant Nephrologist, RCP VP Education and Training, Associate Dean PG NHS England)
  • Mohsin and Zubair Issa, CBE (Joint Owners of Asda and Co-Founders of EG Group).

The launch promises to be a celebration of the trailblazing contributions of Muslims in the North.  

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Time Activity
16:00 Guest arrival and registration
16:30 Welcome to the event with Maria Hussain
16:40 Quran recitation
16:45 Opening of the event with Al Garthwaite (Lord Mayor of Leeds)
16:50 Speeches from: Nazir Afzal, OBE; Professor Ghazala Mir and Dr Mumtaz Patel

Explore exhibition, food and networking

For more information, please contact: Maria Hussain, or Shames Maskeen.