British Academy panel discussion, "Who cares if Britain isn’t a Christian country?"

Prof Siddiqui will be joining a host of speakers at the British Academy panel discussion, to discuss Britain’s religious status.

Just how 'religious' is Britain? Is the UK a secular state? Multi-faith? Christian? What do such definitions mean both practically for the infrastructure of civil society and culturally in terms of how we view ourselves and others? Does having a formal label actually make a difference to what happens on the ground, to the experiences and activities of individuals and local communities?

Prof Siddiqui will be joining a host of speakers to discuss Britain’s religious status or lack of.


  • Revd Professor Diarmaid MacCulloch Kt DD FBA, Professor of the History of the Church, University of Oxford
  • Professor Iain McLean FBA, Professor of Politics, University of Oxford
  • Professor Mona Siddiqui OBE, Professor of Islamic and Inter-religious Studies, University of Edinburgh
  • Polly Toynbee, Vice-President and Patron, British Humanist Association Columnist, Guardian


Thursday 28 January 2016, 6.30 - 8pm, The British Academy, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AG