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King's Cross Aga Khan Institute: Islamic Learning and Cultural HUB

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The Aga Khan IV is in advanced talks to create a centre for Ismaili studies and cultural affairs at London's £4bn King's Cross Central in north London.

His foundation has opened negotiations for a large facility on the 67-acre site, and may occupy as many as five buildings. They are mainly for students and educational facilities, but a museum of some kind has not been ruled out.

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Aga Khan to build 'Islamic Cultural Hub' at King's Cross - London - 2010-05-28

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H. H. the Aga Khan is in talks to develop a major Islamic learning and cultural "hub" at the £2 billion King's Cross Central development in north London.

His foundation has opened negotiations for a large facility on the 67-acre site, and may occupy as many as five buildings. They are mainly for students and educational facilities, but a museum of some kind has not been ruled out.

THE AGA KHAN - A VOICE OF REASON - 2008-01-13

2008, January 13: The Aga Khan - A Voice of Reason. The full version is available for purchase. [Click here] to order now. European Premiere in London on January 13, 2008! There was a screening at 6pm (semi-closed) and 8:30pm (open to the public) at a cinema in Central London.

His Highness the Aga Khan In United Kingdom for a Golden Jubilee Visit - 2008-07-02

2008, July 2-4: His Highness the Aga Khan In United Kingdom for a Golden Jubilee Visit. The Prime Minister met with the Aga Khan, where they discussed the cooperation between the Government and the Aga Khan Development Network. The Queen personally honoured the Aga Khan with a private banquet at Buckingham Palace on Monday to mark his golden jubilee as the leader of the world's 15 million Ismaeli Muslims. H. H. the Aga Khan met with followers at a Darbar confirmed on the 5th of July. [More] TESTIMONIES AND SPEECHES see our [Forum section.] [More in New Heritage Site]

His Highness the Aga Khan In United Kingdom for a Golden Jubilee Visit - 2008-07-08

2008, July 8: His Highness the Aga Khan In United Kingdom for a Golden Jubilee Visit - [More] [Forum section.] [Photo]

HIS HIGHNESS THE AGA KHAN AT THE 'SPIRIT AND LIFE' EXHIBITION - 2007-07-12

2007, July 12: '...This exhibition is designed to give us a glimpse into the future...We hope and trust it will contribute to a deeper understanding among cultures - to the strengthening of true cultural pluralism - which is increasingly essential to peace, and to progress, in our world...' [Speech by His Highness the Aga Khan] [Photos] [The Globe and Mail]

AN AGA KHAN SAGA - 2007-07-14

2007, July 14: 'Political situations with a theological overlay are causing disaffection or antagonism between communities of the same faith, and even more so amongst different faiths,' he said, as the final touches were being put to the exhibition in the Ismaili Centre in London this week. 'At the centre of this turbulence is Islam. We cannot let this continue.' His exhibition, he hopes, will provide the opportunity for a more enlightened encounter and go some way to dispelling the 'countless misconceptions and misunderstandings' between Islam and the West. [The Independent]

THE BEAUTY OF ISLAM - 2007-07-17

2007, July 17: Designed to illustrate the richness of Muslim culture and highlight its strong humanist traditions, Spirit and Life brings together highlights of Islamic art from the collection of the Aga Khan, leader of the Shi'a Ismaili Muslims, who celebrated 50 years of his reign this month. [Evening Standard]

Cambridge Honorary Degrees 2009 - 2009-02-11

2009, february 11: Cambridge Honorary Degrees 2009 - The University of Cambridge has today announced the names of 12 distinguished people, to be submitted for approval to the Regent House for the conferment of honorary degrees. Among those submitted are: His Highness Prince Karim Al-Hussayni, the Aga Khan (Doctor of Divinity). It is expected that that the honorary doctorates will be conferred at a Congregation to be held on Friday, 12 June.

IIS GRADUATION CEREMONY - 2007-09-10

2007, September 10:IIS graduation ceremony took place on Monday Sept. 10 at the Ismaili Centre. The ceremony was officiated by Prince Rahim. Also present were Prince Hussein and Princess Khaliya. [IIS] [Photos] [Speech] [More]

UNSEEN MASTERPIECES OF ISLAMIC ART REVEALED - 2007-07-07

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2007, July 7: Spirit & Life, an exhibition of rare Islamic art and manuscripts never before displayed in the UK, will run this summer at The Ismaili Centre, South Kensington, London. Highlights will include miniatures from one of the finest illustrated manuscripts ever produced, the Persian epic Shahnama (The Book of Kings) and an extremely rare copy of the Canon of Medicine of Ibn Sina, used in Europe and the Middle East as the standard medical textbook for over 500 years. [Art Daily]

ISLAMIC ART FROM THE AGA KHAN COLLECTION - 2007-07-09

2007, July 9: A new exhibition at The Ismaili Centre showcases masterpieces of Islamic Art for the first time in London. [Channel4 News]

Aga Khan Pays Tribute to Zarkava at the 2008 Cartier Racing Awards - 2008-11-17

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2008, November 17: Aga Khan Pays Tribute to Zarkava at the 2008 Cartier Racing Awards 18/11/08 - The Aga Khan last night (Monday, November 17) elaborated on why Zarkava meant so much to him when collecting the filly's prizes as Cartier Horse Of The Year and Cartier Champion Three-Year-Old Filly at the 2008 Cartier Racing Awards in London's Grosvenor House Hotel on Park Lane.

H.H. The Aga Khan Recieves distinction of Doctor of Divinity - 2009-06-12

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2009, June 12: Cambridge, U.K. Prince Aga Khan was recognised with the distinction of Doctor of Divinity for his work in promoting healthcare and education in developing countries at the Cambridge University.


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