dr w g leitner  
 
Dr G. W. Leitner was responsible for making Woking a major centre for Islam in Britain. A noted linguist and academic, he founded over 80 institutions in India and elsewhere, including the University of Lahore. In 1884 Dr Leitner founded the Oriental Institute in Woking. In the late 1890s it began awarding degrees under the auspices of the University of Lahore The institute closed permanently in the summer following
Dr Leitner's death. Two reminders of the Oriental Institute survive in Woking: the Mosque and Oriental Road, named after the Institute.
Dr Leitner is buried in plot 2.



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