Baroness Warsi to discuss faith matters at University of Leicester lecture
Issued by University of Leicester Press Office on 17 January 2011
Photo Opportunity at 5.25pm in the Peter Williams Lecture Theatre, Fielding Johnson Building South Wing, University of Leicester.
The University of Leicester is to host a visit from a second Government Minister within a fortnight.
Cabinet Minister and Chairman of the Conservative Party, Sayeeda Warsi, will deliver the 2011 Sir Sigmund Sternberg Interfaith Lecture on Thursday 20 January at the University of Leicester.
The lecture takes place in the Peter Williams Lecture Theatre, Fielding Johnson Building South Wing, starting at 5.30pm. It is open to the public and free via tickets which are available by emailing email@example.com
Baroness Warsi’s visit to the University of Leicester follows a visit by Universities and Science Minister David Willetts who opened a new £1.4M facility at the University’s Space Research Centre.
Baroness Warsi’s topic is: “My Faith”. She said: “"I am absolutely delighted to be delivering the Sir Sigmund Sternberg Lecture this year. Raising the profile of faith issues in politics is something that really matters to me, and I'm really looking forward to addressing the students, staff and visitors at the University of Leicester."
Baroness Warsi follows a long line of distinguished speakers who have delivered the Sir Sigmund Sternberg Lecture. Previous speakers include:
Sir Sigmund Sternberg, The Value of Interfaith Dialogue; H.E. Dr. LM Singhvi, High Commissioner for India; Sheikh Dr. MA Zaki Badawi, Islam in a Multi-faith Society; Professor Dr Hans Kung The Global Ethic; Dr. Jack Templeton, The Joy of Giving; Lord Janner of Braunstone, Communal Relations in the Shadow of September 11th; Lord Carey of Clifton, Islam vs The West: The Challenge Facing the Human Family; Cardinal Cormac Murphy O'Connor, Christianity Among World Religions: Ten Years after Nostra Aetate; Dr. Kevin McDonald (Roman Catholic Inter-Religious Dialogue in a Globalised Archbishop of Southwark); World Ambassador Mohammed Belmahi, The Other in the Making of National Identity: The case of Britain and Morocco.
Sir Sigmund was presented with an honorary degree of Doctor of Laws by the University of Leicester in 2007.
Sayeeda Warsi is a Cabinet Minister and Chairman of the Conservative Party. She is a former Vice-Chairman of the Conservative Party. Sayeeda has been politically active from her early college days and was subsequently instrumental in the launch of Operation Black Vote in West Yorkshire in 1996 and stood as a candidate in the 2005 General Election. In 2007, she was appointed to the House of Lords and joined David Cameron’s Shadow Cabinet.
More information at: www.sayeedawarsi.com
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More information on Sir Sigmund here:
The lecture takes place in the Peter Williams Lecture Theatre, Fielding Johnson Building South Wing, University of Leicester, starting at 5.30pm. It is open to the public and free via tickets which are available by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Interviews with Baroness Warsi in advance of her visit may be requested via:
The Conservative Party
Tel: 0207 984 8097