On 24 January 2011, Maajid Nawaz, Quilliam’s director, delivered the annual lecture of the Wilberforce Society, a student-run think-tank based at Cambridge University. During the half-hour lecture, Maajid discussed how he had become involved in extremism and why he renounced it – before moving on to talk more generally about the importance of challenging extremism in the UK and abroad. His talk was followed by a half-hour question-and-answer session.