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Workshop 29.11.2020

‘Platonism and a Muslim-Christian Metaphysics Across Borders’, was an online event hosted by Tabah Foundation on Sunday 29th November 2020. This event brought together scholars from the Muslim and Christian traditions to celebrate the commencement of a new philosophical project, ‘Metaphysics Across Borders’, between a Christian priest and a traditionally trained Muslim theologian, at the Cambridge Centre for the Study of Platonism. The event featured lectures by the project researchers, the Rev’d Dr. Thomas Plant (University of Cambridge), and Hasan Spiker (Tabah Foundation and University of Cambridge), addresses by Dr. Karim Lahham of Tabah Foundation and Professor Douglas Hedley, director of the Centre for the Study of Platonism at the University of Cambridge, and a Q&A and discussion. Amongst many notable academics, Christian clergy, and traditional Muslim scholars, the forty distinguished attendees included Father Richard Conrad, director of the Aquinas Institute, Blackfriars, University of Oxford, Michael Ipgrave, the Bishop of Lichfield, and Professor Charles Stang of Harvard University. The event was hosted by Shaykh Maan al-Dabbagh, director of research at Tabah Foundation. More on ‘Metaphysics Across Borders’ can be found at https://www.platonism.divinity.cam.ac.uk/news/metaphysics-across-borders .