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Cambridge Talks: Stories of the early Bangladeshi settlers in Cambridge

17 February 2021, 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm

Join us our Cambridge Talks, a series of events raising funds for the Museum of Cambridge’s fundraising appeal #YourMuseumNeedsYou.


Shahida will be talking about the early settlers from East Pakistan (now Bangladesh) in Cambridge, her father being one of them.

They arrived at a time when the country was recovering after the Second World War – the period of post-war immigration. Discover the fascinating Bengali history and heritage.

Shahida is an author and writer of Bangladeshi heritage, born and raised in Cambridge. She writes historical fiction, non-fiction and children’s stories and has contributed widely to print and online publications, such as the Huffington Post UK as well as to BBC Radio. Her first historical novel is ‘Lascar’. Shahida is also a trustee of Cambridge Central Mosque, (Europe’s first eco-mosque), the Karim Foundation and an advisor to the trustees of the Museum of Cambridge.


All proceeds from this event will go towards the Museum of Cambridge’s fundraising appeal #YourMuseumNeedsYou, which aims to help us overcome the huge financial blow dealt by the Covid-19 pandemic.   

We want to say a huge thank you to all our supporters who have helped us over the last few weeks and months. So, we have made this event ‘donate what you like’ – you can choose how much to donate in exchange for your ticket. 

Please support us to survive the next few months by buying a ticket to this event, and/or donating directly to our fundraising appeal: bit.ly/MOCDonate


How to attend this talk:

This talk will be held on Zoom. There is no need to download any software- you can access the talk via your usual internet browser from the comfort of your own home. Cup of tea/glass of mulled wine is optional!

Once you have purchased your ticket on Eventbrite, you are officially signed up to the event and you will receive an automatic confirmation email from Eventbrite.

1 day prior to the event, we will send you a ‘Zoom Invite’ with joining instructions which explains how to attend the talk. Do make sure you check your Junk Mail and Deleted Items, as this email can get lost.

If you have any concerns or questions about attending this event, please email Annie on annie.davis@museumofcambridge or enquiries@museumofcambridge.org.uk. Do not telephone the Museum, as staff are currently working from home.

Cambridge Talks: Stories of the early Bangladeshi settlers in Cambridge


17 February 2021
7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
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