Who cares if Britain isn't a Christian country?

The Royal Society, London, London, United Kingdom

Thursday, January 28, 2016 - 18:30 to 20:00

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?

Speakers include: 

  • 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)
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