Wed 12 Jun: We need to talk about Islamism
Lunchtime Lecture by Basil Eastwood
Friends Meeting House
1.00 (depending on cycle race timing)
Tickets £3.00 on the door
Basil Eastwood studied Arabic and Turkish at Oxford and served as British Ambassador to Syria and to Switzerland after a 38-year career focussed mainly on the Middle East and Europe.
After retirement he worked as a consultant for the Foreign Office on Arabic extremist websites and for three years was a member of an unofficial group talking to senior Islamist figures from the Middle East.