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Are the Armed Forces diverse enough?

Dr Asma Mustafa, University of Oxford

Are the Armed Forces diverse enough?

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Drop into the British Academy on June 22-23 for our first Summer Showcase

Wander through our beautiful building to view 15 exhibits consisting of text panels, interactive elements and audio-visual displays created by the academics we fund.

Meet our researchers, find out more about their projects and take part in hands-on activities.

Asma Mustafa’s exhibit explores diversity in the British Armed Forces

Muslims in the Military

Of the 3 million Muslims living in the UK today, it is estimated that only 550 serve in the British Armed Forces. Asma Mustafa’s exhibit examines why so few young Muslims consider a career in the Armed Forces, particularly given the Ministry of Defence’s drive to improve the diversity of its personnel, and high unemployment among British Muslims.

Asma Mustafa is a Research Fellow on Muslims in Britain at the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, University of Oxford, and Senior Research Fellow at Linacre College, University of Oxford
Research Award: British Academy / Leverhulme Small Research Grant 2014

Showcase opening times: Friday 22-Saturday 23 June,11am - 5pm

Late-night view: Friday 22nd June, 6.30-9pm  

Floor Plan:

You'll find this exhibit at Point 1 in the Lee Library on the Ground Floor. Download our programme to plan your visit.

Exhibit 1

Leverhulme Trust

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