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Science and learning in Islam - a shared legacy

Look at how the endeavour of science is seriously indebted to the Muslim world and investigate its legacy today.


Between AD 800 and 1450 – at a time when medieval Europe was often stifled by religious dogma – the mathematical sciences and their applications in fields as broad as astronomy, astrology, geography, cartography and optics were flowering, not in Europe, but in the vast, multistate Islamic world. While intellectual life in Europe floundered in the Dark Ages, Baghdad, Cairo and Cordova were the intellectual centres of the world. Scholars founded great centres of learning with the ambition of translating and studying as much as possible of what remained of classical Greek knowledge. The Islamic scientific tradition was richer and more profound and had more complex relations to other cultures than we previously thought. Those in the Muslim world were not merely translators and transmitters of Greek knowledge, but developed the science they received from the Greek; revising it, adding to it, disputing it and correcting it. Join our panel as they delve into this fascinating world, look at how the endeavour of science is seriously indebted to the Muslim world and investigate its legacy today. This event will be chaired by Baroness Susan Greenfield.

Reefat Khurshid Drabu has been a GP in Eastleigh, Hampshire, for the past 24 years and is General Practice Appraiser for Eastleigh and Test Valley South Primary Care Trust. Reefat chairs the Social and Family Affairs Committee of the Muslim Council of Britain.

Azim Nanji is Director of the Ismaili Institute. He has been a member of the Philanthropy Committee of the Council on Foundations and the recipient of awards from the Rockefeller Foundation and the National Endowment for Humanities. This event is in association with the Ismaili Centre.


Speaker(s):

Dr Reefat Drabu | talks
Professor Azim Nanji | talks
Baroness Susan Greenfield | talks | www

 

Date and Time:

1 December 2005 at 7:00 pm

Duration:

2 hours

 

Venue:

The Royal Institution of Great Britain
21 Albemarle Street
London
W1S 4BS
020 7409 2992
http://www.rigb.org/

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Tickets:

£8, £5 for Ri Members and concessions

Available from:

www.rigb.org or phone 020 7409 2992

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