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Inaugural lecture Professor Emma Tomalin

On 30 November 2017, Dr Emma Tomalin will give her inaugural lecture as Professor of Religion and Public Life at the University of Leeds. Starts at 4:15 pm.

Research seminar with Prof Birgit Meyer

The Centre for Religion and Public Life and the Centre for African Studies host a joint research seminar with Professor Birgit Meyer (Utrecht University) on “Studying Religion in and from Africa". Starts at 5:00 pm.

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Understanding Sikh activism in Britain

Research sparked by media reports citing Sikh “radicalisation” in Britain has found little evidence of the country's Sikhs being radicalised to join international terrorist groups.

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Staff profile

Caroline Starkey

Caroline is a Teaching Fellow and joined the School in 2015. She is a sociologist of religion whose research is concerned with religion in contemporary Britain, particularly Buddhism.

Student profile

Layne Mayard

Analysis of Tibetan Buddhism and its relationship to the environment