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Munira Mirza

Deputy Mayor for Education and Culture of London

Munira Mirza is the Deputy Mayor for Education and Culture. She advises the Mayor on his priorities for culture and education and leads the delivery of key programmes, including £40m Education and Youth investment in London. Munira has worked for a range of cultural and charitable organisations including the Royal Society of Arts, the independent think tank Policy Exchange and Tate. In 2009 she completed her PhD at the University of Kent. She has written and broadcast about social policy in the UK, including race relations, culture and education. Her book, ‘The Politics of Culture: The Case for Universalism’ was published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2011. Munira is a member of Arts Council England, London Area Council; the Royal College of Music Council; and the board of the Institute of Contemporary Art.

Munira Mirza will take part in the panel discussion “He who pays the piper: State Art and Liberty” in the Livery Hall, at 16.30.