Category: Talks

News - UK
Dr Erol Kaymak on CEFTUS panel to debate Cyprus at Westminster

As Cyprus’ two Presidents inch closer to a permanent solution to the 53-year-old conflict, British think tank CEFTUS invites two experts from the divided island to discuss the current round of talks at two separate Westminster events. Dr Erol Kaymak is the Chair of the Department of Political Science and International Relations at Eastern Mediterranean […]

Body
‘Music in Therapy’: a talk by one of Turkey’s leading authorities Prof. Levent Öztürk

With people increasingly turning to complementary and alternative medicine, one area that is being heralded for its wellbeing properties is music. Today music therapy is used to treat a wide range of ailments, from reducing pain and anxiety, to fighting dementia, and aiding stem cell transplantation. This Thursday, Prof. Levent Öztürk, author of Makamdan Şifaya […]

Books
Special talk in remembrance of eminent Ottoman scholar Halil İnalcık

One of Turkey’s most renowned historians will be the subject of a talk at the Yunus Emre Institute this Thursday. Halil İnalcık, who passed away in July aged 100, was a leading authority on the Ottoman Empire, frequently challenging the biased and often hostile narratives of the West, as well as the exaggerated, nationalistic and […]

News - UK
The Story of the First Bosphorus Bridge – short film and talk

A short film and talk in mid-May will celebrate the achievements of the late Dr. William Brown, a British structural engineer and suspension bridge specialist whose design was used to construct the historic First Bosphorus Bridge, which linked Europe to Asia. While ideas for such a bridge had existed since antiquity, it took until the […]

Art
London talk and new course on Ottoman calligraphy
 

This Friday, the Yunus Emre Institute is hosting an evening talk and demonstration on Ottoman calligraphy. And from April, the Institute will be re-running its popular introductory course to Hüsnühat – the highest form of Islamic art and writing. Those curious about the beautiful art of calligraphy can see two globally renowned experts in action […]

Community
Five essential questions to ask Kudret Özersay in London this weekend

    Since May of this year, Cyprus’ two leaders – Mustafa Akıncı and Nicos Anastasiades – have been working hard on the elusive elements that will pave the way to a peace deal, which could unite the island fifty two years after its division. While the positive atmosphere of the latest round of talks […]

Features
“Islam isn’t the enemy… Islam is here to stay in the UK” says actor and former gangster-turned-Muslim Martin Askew

Perceptions about Islam, the gentrification of inner London, and ‘how do you tell your gangster family that you’ve converted to Islam’ were among the questions put to film director Andrew Hulme and actor Martin Askew at a special screening of Snow in Paradise,  a film which they wrote together. Inspired by Martin’s life and shot […]