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UK’s first Muslim cabinet minister speaks at Leeds Trinity

Posted on 17 May 2017


​Baroness Sayeeda Warsi, the UK's first Muslim cabinet minister, speaks at Leeds Trinity University this week about British attitudes and policy towards Islam.

She will discuss her own unique position as the child of Pakistani immigrants, her upbringing in Dewsbury, and her new book, The Enemy Within, which explores questions of cultural difference, terrorism, surveillance, social justice, religious freedom, integration and the meaning of 'British values'.

Baroness Sayeeda Warsi said:

"I'm delighted to be speaking at Leeds Trinity University during its 50th anniversary year; talking about issues that are both timely and necessary. 

"I'm looking forward to meeting a diverse range of students and staff, and sharing my thoughts on the challenges facing Britain and its relationship with its Muslim citizens."

A thought-provoking and inspirational speaker, Baroness Warsi's lecture is part of Trinity Talks; a prestigious series of high-profile talks for Leeds Trinity's 50th Anniversary.

Professor Margaret A House, Vice-Chancellor at Leeds Trinity University, said:

"We are honoured to welcome Baroness Warsi to Leeds Trinity University and look forward to her talk, The Enemy Within. Staff, students, alumni and members of the local community are all welcome to attend, and I look forward to welcoming everyone onto campus."

Almost 200 people are expected to attend Baroness Warsi's Trinity Talk on Thursday 18 May, 7.00pm at Leeds Trinity University.

The talk is free to attend and tickets are still available. Refreshments and a light buffet will be served before the talk, and Baroness Warsi will sign copies of her book following the talk.

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