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#WoolfWatch Week Ten

Published May 28, 2020 by Tara Zammit

As we are now working or staying at home during this time of isolation and social distancing, we thought it would be nice to share a list of some of our home entertainment recommendations. We are calling this new series #WoolfWatch. Make sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn for more updates in the coming weeks and welcome to Week Ten!

We send our best wishes to you all at this time and hope you enjoy our series.


While Muslim communities in Britain are arguably under greater scrutiny than ever, there remains a dearth of understanding regarding issues of minority representation and diversity among Muslims from different branches of Islam. This week's video recommendation is a recording of the webinar discussion Be(com)ing British Muslim: Building Identity Across the Divide(s) with Dr Emanuelle Degli Esposti, Dilwar Hussain and Sheikh Nuru Mohammed. You can register for upcoming webinars through the links on our social media or check our Upcoming Events page for more details.


The Frankenstein story is an example of science overstepping the mark. Some people fear that organ transplantation is just such a step too far. But there are alternative transplant narratives: giving up a kidney to save the life of a loved one could be construed as the ultimate act of altruism. Following the change of the law in England to presumed consent for organ use after death, known as Max and Keira's Law, Julian Huppert and Gurch Randhawa join Ed Kessler to discuss organ donation in this week's podcast recommendation Organ Donation: Giving for Living. You can catch up on past episodes of our Naked Reflections series here - make sure to subscribe for new weekly episodes!


This is the 10th week since lockdown started in the UK and it has been nothing short of challenging and devastating for many. Our blog recommendation this week is Hina Khalid's piece on grief from the perspective of Islamic and Christian traditions. What do these religious traditions say about the grieving process? How can we remain hopeful during times of grief? You can read Hina's blog here. Interested in writing a blog of your own?

Email with your thoughts - we'd love to hear from you.


On behalf of Hospice UK and Together for Short Lives, the Woolf Institute led the research project Bridging the Gap between Muslims and Hospices. Through a combination of research and practice, this project sought to provide both a theoretical and practical understanding of where the challenges and opportunities lie in building a strong and vibrant relationship between hospices and Muslims communities. You can read more about this research and download the report here.

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