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11 May 10


The University of Bradford will host 'An audience with Professor Ludi Simpson' on Wednesday 19 May, who will talk about how and why the ethnic and religious diversity of Bradford is changing.

The event, part of the 'Faith and the City' programme, has been developed by the University's School of Lifelong Education and Development in partnership with the Bradford District Faiths Forum.

The lecture will include statistics, analysis and debate around diversity and cohesion - all essential to our understanding of the diverse communities in the city and district of Bradford.  This is particularly significant at the University where so many of our students are from the local communities and where we are working closely with local primary and secondary schools to raise pupils' levels of educational attainment.   

Professor Simpson has been the Professor of Population Studies at the Cathie Marsh Centre for Census and Survey Research at the University of Manchester since 2007. He has also worked in Bradford Council as a Research Officer focusing on population and social change.

Dean of School of Lifelong Education and Development, Nadira Mirza, said: "We are looking forward to welcoming Professor Simpson to the University. The event will provide an excellent opportunity for members of the public to understand Bradford's changing population and how we as individuals might respond to this".

The discussion will be held at 6pm in the JSB Lecture Theatre, Richmond Building at the University.  Places are free but must be booked. To reserve your place please e-mail nasar.fiaz@bradforddistrictfaithsforum.org.uk or call 01274 395398.

11 May 10

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