See previous events hosted by the Centre for Islamic Finance at the University of Bolton. You can see Upcoming Events here.


Online Webinar: Can Family-Run Business Last Forever? A Talk About Building 100 Year Old Companies

Wednesday 22nd November 2023, 09:00 - 10:45am GMT

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Christians in the Arab World

Monday 28th November 2022, 6:30pm - 8:00pm, Waldegrave Drawing Room, St Mary’s University, Twickenham, London.

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England's Story with Ken Eglinton

Thursday 24th November 2022, starting at 4:00pm, D2-028 Law Court, University of Bolton.

The Centre for Islamic Finance at the University of Bolton warmly invites you to 'The History of England and Wales in 2.2 Hours' with Ken Eglinton.

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Seminar: The cost of academic fraud. Understanding and responding to the global increase in assessment malpractice and cheating in a technology-enabled world.

17 March 2022. 2pm - 5pm (GMT). EY building, 1 More London Place, London SE1 2AF
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Webinar: The arc of history and fate of nations: Do people have a role?
With Professor Rajmohan Gandhi (Grandson of Mahatma Gandhi)

Thursday 26th November 2020 @ 3-4pm

With honored guest speaker; Professor Rajmohan Gandhi (Grandson of Mahatma Gandhi) an Indian historian and research professor at the Center for South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, University of Illinois.

Featuring an intro with Mr Peter Riddell and a Panellist Discussion with Q&A;

  • Professor Mohammed Abdel-Haq, Director, Centre for Islamic Finance and Assistant Vice Chancellor for Postgraduate Developments, University of Bolton
  • Dr Kondal Reddy Kandadi, The Deputy Vice Chancellor, University of Bolton
  • Professor Peter Kawalek, Academic Director, Hume Institute for Postgraduate Studies, Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Vote of Thanks and Closing Remarks by Professor George E Holmes DL, President & Vice Chancellor, University of Bolton

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Insuring your Future - Event date: 22/10/2020, 12:00-13:30

Come and join the Insuring your Future webinar, and understand how a degree can help support your career ambitions whether in Financial, Insurance or Law.

Are you good with numbers and like communicating with people? How about a profitable career in personal finance and financial planning? A financial planning role could see you help your clients grow and prosper.


Podcast - Islamic Finance: The Principles, Potential and Imperative for Encouraging Islamic Talent

The Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) and Islamic Insurance Association of London (IIAL) have collaborated with the University of Bolton to launch an MBA in Islamic Insurance and Risk. Together, they discuss Shariah Law as it affects the principles of finance, insurance and risk management. Host Julia Streets is joined by Jon Guy, Secretary General of the Islamic Insurance Association of London and Dr Mohammed Abdel-Haq, Professor in Banking and a Director of the Centre for Islamic Finance at the University of Bolton.


Domestic Violence in the UK

Due to domestic violence in the UK increasing, the University of Bolton is proud to have a lecture presented by Sandra Horley on 10th December 2019 that will focus on the human and social cost in its varied forms with a wider audience. In the UK, justice and equality has a darker side with domestic violence lurking in plain sight with the escape route not one anyone would wish to take. At times, we may even discover it could be someone close to us, our mother, sister or daughter experiencing some form of domestic violence at the hands of the very person she may have treasured.


8th EY and Centre for Islamic Finance Symposium

We are proud to present the 8th EY and CiF Symposium to be held at 1pm on 3rd February 2020 at 1 More London Place, London.  The title of the Symposium will be "Fraud: Do we never learn?". 

Speakers include: Simon H Frost: “Can CEOs ever be tamed?” - Mr Ben Clayson, CEO of Victvs Ltd: “Examples of Fraudulent Activity in High-Stakes Exams from Around the World?” - Ms Claire Taylor-Coulson, Associate Partner, EY: “Recent Fraud and Financial Crime Cases” - Mr Ken Eglinton, Partner EY: “Fraud: Where we are going wrong?” Mr Brian Chadwick, Partner at Fieldfisher: “Fraud:  Cases from the Digital Industry”.



Global Financial issues tackled during the EY and Centre for Islamic Finance Symposium

Leading experts took centre stage at the seventh EY and Centre for Islamic Finance Symposium, held at the university’s Institute of Management (IoM). Distinguished guests shed light on financial implications facing the world today prompting great discussions and food for thought for the captivated audience of students, professionals and business owners.

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The 7th EY, Centre for Islamic Finance, University of Bolton Symposium on Islamic Finance - Business ethics, frauds and other nonsenses

The University of Bolton is proud to present the 7th EY and Centre for Islamic Finance Symposium held on Friday 27 September 2019. The event is a perfect opportunity for you to delve deeper into today’s global financial issues. 



The Islamic Insurance Association of London (IIAL) Conference: 'Delivering Capacity - Driving Standards - Developing Expertise'



The 6th EY, Centre for Islamic Finance, University of Bolton Symposium: Block Chain, Cryptocurrency & Islamic Finance



5th Ernst & Young Symposium on Islamic Finance - Business ethics, frauds and other nonsenses

The Centre for Islamic Finance are pleased to announce that on 26th September 2018 they will host the 5th EY Symposium. This series offers networking and business connections to students of finance and business. We pride ourselves on having a centre connected to industry and embedded in academia. We would welcome staff from across the university to join this event.



The economic, social and religious consequences of Western Europe’s demography

The University of Bolton’s Centre for Islamic Finance and The Benedict XVI Centre for Religion and Society at St Mary’s University is proud to host a symposium at the William Morris Law Court on Thursday 3 May, discussing the implications of demographic trends in the West. The event is held under the auspices of the Forum for Islam-Christian dialogue established by the two universities.



"The Phoenix, Civil Society’s Rebirth" with the Right Honourable John Hayes, MP

Students from the University of Bolton were addressed last week by John Hayes, Member of Parliament for South Holland and the Deepings. Mr Hayes’ lecture was entitled ‘The Phoenix, Civil Society’s Rebirth’ to students from the university’s Centre for Islamic Finance at the William Morris Law Court. Read extracts Mr Hayes said in his speech by following the 'read more' link.

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"University of Bolton and EY Symposium"

The Centre for Islamic Finance with EY presents Mr Musa Shihadeh, CEO, Jordan Islamic Bank, along with Graham Brady MP and Dr David Doyle.

Keynote presentations included: Mr Musa Shihadeh on Islamic Finance - the opportunities and challenges, Graham Brady MP commented on Brexit, whilst Dr David Doyle provided the perspective from Brussels on Brexit.

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"Human Rights Obligations of Business Actors?”

Professor Dr. Dr. Aurelia Colombi Ciacchi to deliver public lecture entitled: "Human Rights Obligations of Business Actors?”

Do human rights only entail obligations for public authorities, or do they also entail obligations for private actors? Are privately owned commercial enterprises, for example banks, obliged to respect human rights? If yes, to what extent?

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Baroness Stroud talks on Social Justice in Britain

The University of Bolton welcomed Baroness Stroud, the CEO for Legatum Institute, London on the 14 June 2017, who spoke about the true power of social justice.

The event was the first Centre for Islamic Finance lecture held in association with Ernst & Young (EY), a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services.




Islamic Finance symposium tackles the future of banking

The Centre for Islamic finance hosted its first symposium on the Islamic finance industry on Wednesday (26 October).

The one-day event excited audiences with an analysis on the juncture of financial practice and theoretical positions debated around the Islamic financial sector.




Leading Malaysian Minister visits the University

Dr Dusuki spoke on the topic of ‘Governance and Sharia compliant framework in Islamic Finance’, looking at how the industry began and how it can expand in the future.




Integrity at Work in Financial Services - making the right choice

The challenges of ensuring integrity underpins business decision-making was highlighted in the latest Centre for Islamic Finance's 2016 lecture at the University of Bolton.




A message of peace and love from Pope Francis

Pope Francis’s diplomatic representative in Britain, His Excellency Archbishop Antonio Mennini, delivered a message of harmony between faiths in a message from the Pope, delivered at an event hosted by the Centre for Islamic Finance at the University of Bolton.




Cybercrime and security leader outlines new global crime wave

One of the world’s leading security, cybercrime and fraud experts, Don Randall MBE, was the latest leading speaker to visit the University of Bolton.

With 44 years of experience in law enforcement, Don Randall gave an enlightening talk on electronic theft, the changing nature of fraud and how we combat such attacks.




A fascinating insight into global economics

Chief Executive Officer of the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC), Paul Druckman was the latest speaker at the University’s Centre for Islamic Finance.

Paul is well known and respected throughout the business and accounting profession, having spoken at many national and international conferences.




BIBF Signs Progression Agreement with the University of Bolton

BIBF and the University of Bolton have signed a progression agreement to allow the graduates of BIBF’s Advanced Diploma in Islamic Finance (ADIF) to continue their academic studies with the University of Bolton’s MBA in Islamic Finance.




Celebrating the magnificent Magna Carta

Leading authority on the Magna Carta, Professor Nicholas Vincent gave an enlightening insight into one of the most famous documents in the world, in the latest lecture of the Centre for Islamic Finance at the University of Bolton.




Expanding horizons for the Centre for Islamic Finance

he Centre for Islamic Finance at the University of Bolton has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Suleyman Sah University in Turkey.




Bolton's insight into HS2

Chief Executive of High Speed Two (HS2), Simon Kirby, presented the opportunities and challenges facing the new high speed railway HS2.




Partnership signing

The Centre for Islamic Finance at the University of Bolton has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Accounting Research Institute at the Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia's largest university.




Lord Lamont lectures on Britain and the EU

The Centre for Islamic Finance recently welcomed former Chancellor of the Exchequer Lord Norman Lamont to speak on the topic of 'Britain and the EU - the future of a troubled relationship'.