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From left: University of Alberta President David Turpin, Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Lois Mitchell, Premier of Alberta Rachel Notley, and Mawlana Hazar Imam preside over the Aga Khan Garden inauguration ceremony.

Aga Khan Garden Inauguration Highlight Film

From left: University of Alberta President David Turpin, Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Lois Mitchell, Premier of Alberta Rachel Notley, and Mawlana Hazar Imam preside over the Aga Khan Garden inauguration ceremony.
Video: Highlights from the Aga Khan Garden inauguration
16 October 2018

The Aga Khan Garden, Alberta was inaugurated on 16 October 2018 in Mawlana Hazar Imam's presence. Watch highlights from the event here.

From left: University of Alberta President David Turpin, Premier of Alberta Rachel Notley, Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Lois Mitchell, and Mawlana Hazar Imam unveil the plaque inaugurating the Aga Khan Garden, Alberta.
From left: University of Alberta President David Turpin, Premier of Alberta Rachel Notley, Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Lois Mitchell, and Mawlana Hazar Imam unveil the plaque inaugurating the Aga Khan Garden, Alberta.
Aga Khan Garden inaugurated at ceremony in Edmonton
Aga Khan Garden inaugurated at ceremony in Edmonton
15 October 2018

Mawlana Hazar Imam joined Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Lois Mitchell, Premier of Alberta Rachel Notley, and University of Alberta President David Turpin on 16 October for the inauguration of the Aga Khan Garden, Alberta.

Mawlana Hazar Imam is greeted by President of the Ismaili Council for Edmonton, Zahra Somani, upon arriving in Edmonton for the inauguration of the Aga Khan Garden, accompanied by Prince Aly Muhammad.
Mawlana Hazar Imam is greeted by President of the Ismaili Council for Edmonton, Zahra Somani, upon arriving in Edmonton for the inauguration of the Aga Khan Garden, accompanied by Prince Aly Muhammad.
Mawlana Hazar Imam arrives in Edmonton for Aga Khan Garden inauguration
Mawlana Hazar Imam arrives in Edmonton for Aga Khan Garden inauguration
15 October 2018

Mawlana Hazar Imam arrived in Edmonton today, accompanied by Prince Aly Muhammad, to begin a visit to Canada that will include the inauguration ceremony of the Aga Khan Garden in Edmonton as well as degree conferral ceremonies in Calgary and Vancouver.

Water, an important element of traditional garden design in Islamic landscapes, is highlighted in 12 water features and fountains throughout the Aga Khan Garden in Edmonton.
Water, an important element of traditional garden design in Islamic landscapes, is highlighted in 12 water features and fountains throughout the Aga Khan Garden in Edmonton.
Aga Khan Garden: A place of joy, delight and wonder
Aga Khan Garden: A place of joy, delight and wonder
13 October 2018

The Aga Khan Garden, Alberta, was inaugurated on Tuesday 16 October 2018 in the presence of Mawlana Hazar Imam. The Garden joins a network of parks and gardens that have been established around the world through the Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC).

Karen Armstrong in conversation with the BBC’s Chief International Correspondent Lyse Doucet, following the Annual Pluralism Lecture.

2018 GCP Annual Lecture - Highlights

Karen Armstrong in conversation with the BBC’s Chief International Correspondent Lyse Doucet, following the Annual Pluralism Lecture.
Highlights from the Global Centre for Pluralism's Annual Pluralism Lecture 2018
9 October 2018

Highlights from the Global Centre for Pluralism’s 2018 Annual Pluralism Lecture at the Aga Khan Centre on 4 October, delivered by Karen Armstrong — a British author, historian, officer of the Order of the British Empire, and fellow of the Royal Society of Literature — who spoke about “the urgent global imperative that is pluralism.”

Karen Armstrong delivers the Global Centre for Pluralism’s 2018 Annual Pluralism Lecture.

2018 GCP Annual Lecture - Full video

Karen Armstrong delivers the Global Centre for Pluralism’s 2018 Annual Pluralism Lecture.
Global Centre for Pluralism Annual Pluralism Lecture 2018 with Karen Armstrong
8 October 2018

Full video: Karen Armstrong delivered the Global Centre for Pluralism’s 2018 Annual Pluralism Lecture at the Aga Khan Centre on 4 October. Armstrong — a British author, historian, officer of the Order of the British Empire, and fellow of the Royal Society of Literature — spoke about “the urgent global imperative that is pluralism.”

Karen Armstrong delivers the Global Centre for Pluralism’s 2018 Annual Pluralism Lecture.
Karen Armstrong delivers the Global Centre for Pluralism’s 2018 Annual Pluralism Lecture.
Karen Armstrong delivers Annual Pluralism Lecture at Aga Khan Centre
Karen Armstrong delivers Annual Pluralism Lecture at Aga Khan Centre
4 October 2018

Karen Armstrong delivered the Global Centre for Pluralism’s 2018 Annual Pluralism Lecture at the Aga Khan Centre on 4 October, in the presence of Mawlana Hazar Imam, Princess Zahra, former Governor General of Canada Adrienne Clarkson, and Secretary General of the Global Centre for Pluralism John McNee.

Global Centre for Pluralism Annual Pluralism Lecture to be held at the Aga Khan Centre in London
Global Centre for Pluralism Annual Pluralism Lecture to be held at the Aga Khan Centre in London
29 September 2018

A special presentation on the Global Centre for Pluralism to be held at the Ismaili Centre London.

Professor Deborah Johnston, Pro-Director Learning and Teaching at SOAS delivering an address at the celebratory event.
Professor Deborah Johnston, Pro-Director Learning and Teaching at SOAS delivering an address at the celebratory event.
A historic milestone: Memorandum of Agreement signed between The Institute of Ismaili Studies and SOAS University of London
A historic milestone: Memorandum of Agreement signed between The Institute of Ismaili Studies and SOAS University of London
10 September 2018

On 6 September 2018, The Institute of Ismaili Studies (IIS) hosted a celebratory event at the Aga Khan Centre to commemorate the signing of a Memorandum of Agreement between SOAS University of London and the IIS. The Memorandum of Agreement is a formal arrangement whereby SOAS will award MA degrees for the Graduate Programme in Islamic Studies and Humanities (GPISH) and the Secondary Teacher Education Programme (STEP).

Mawlana Hazar Imam and HRH The Prince of Wales unveil a plaque to commemorate the opening of the Aga Khan Centre on 26 June 2018.

Aga Khan Centre opening ceremony

Mawlana Hazar Imam and HRH The Prince of Wales unveil a plaque to commemorate the opening of the Aga Khan Centre on 26 June 2018.
Video: Opening ceremony of the Aga Khan Centre
28 June 2018

The Aga Khan Centre was opened by HRH the Prince of Wales in the presence of Mawlana Hazar Imam on 26 June 2018, at an inauguration ceremony to coincide with Hazar Imam’s Diamond Jubilee visit to the UK. Mawlana Hazar Imam was joined by Prince Amyn, Princess Zahra, Prince Rahim, Princess Salwa, Prince Hussain, and Prince Aly Muhammad, for a momentous occasion in the history of the Ismaili Imamat and the global Jamat.

Mawlana Hazar Imam and HRH The Prince of Wales unveil a plaque to commemorate the opening of the Aga Khan Centre on 26 June 2018.
Mawlana Hazar Imam and HRH The Prince of Wales unveil a plaque to commemorate the opening of the Aga Khan Centre on 26 June 2018.
Aga Khan Centre inaugurated in King’s Cross, London
Aga Khan Centre inaugurated in King’s Cross, London
26 June 2018

Earlier today, the Aga Khan Centre was opened by HRH the Prince of Wales in the presence of Mawlana Hazar Imam, at an inauguration ceremony to coincide with Hazar Imam’s Diamond Jubilee visit to the UK. Mawlana Hazar Imam was joined by Prince Amyn, Princess Zahra, Prince Rahim, Princess Salwa, Prince Hussain, and Prince Aly Muhammad, for a momentous occasion in the history of the Ismaili Imamat and the global Jamat.

The Ismaili Centre London participated in the annual Open Garden Squares weekend, inviting the public to discover and enjoy the Centre's beautiful garden.
The Ismaili Centre London participated in the annual Open Garden Squares weekend, inviting the public to discover and enjoy the Centre's beautiful garden.
Ismaili Centre London participates in Open Garden Squares weekend
Ismaili Centre London participates in Open Garden Squares weekend
24 June 2018

Over the weekend of 9 and 10 June 2018, The Ismaili Centre London participated in the annual Open Garden Squares weekend, inviting the public to discover and enjoy ‘one of London’s best-kept secrets.’

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