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Islam Enrichment Day - 8th July 2024

The Faculty of Divinity is hosting an Enrichment Study Day for high-performing Year 10, 11 and 12 students on the 8th July 2024. The aim is to enrich students' understanding of Islam and to offer them the opportunity to visit Europe's first eco-mosque, the Cambridge Central Mosque. The event will run from 10 am to 3.30 pm.
Please note the event involves travelling between the mosque and the Faculty of Divinity. Please see the section on where the event is taking place before booking your place.

Who is the day for?

The day is aimed at pupils studying Religious Studies or Philosophy and particularly those who would benefit from the enrichment activities on offer or who may be considering studying theology, religion or philosophy of religion at University. However, the day is open to any pupils, irrespective of GCSE or A level subjects being studied.
There is no minimum or maximum group size for school groups, but places are limited and we cannot guarantee we will be able to accommodate all applicants. Priority will be given to UK state schools or FE Colleges and those from under-represented geographical regions of the UK, as well as students that meet our widening participation criteria.
Students in Year 10 and Year 11 must have at least one accompanying adult per group. Students in Year 12 may attend unaccompanied, but must understand the transport implications of moving between the mosque and the Faculty (see below).

What will I see and do?

Attendees will enjoy a visit to the Cambridge Central Mosque with Dr Tim Winter alongside a programme of taster lectures. There will also be an opportunity to ask questions and find out more of what Cambridge has to offer.
10:00 Registration (main entrance of Cambridge Central Mosque)
10:30 Welcome and talk on the history and construction of the mosque and its importance by Dr Tim Winter, in the Prayer Hall
11:30 Tour of the mosque
12:00 Depart for the Faculty of Divinity*
12:30 Meet our students over lunch at the Faculty of Divinity, with optional tours of the library
13:30 Taster lecture - 1. (Lady Mitchell Hall)
14:10 Taster lecture - 2.  (Lady Mitchell Hall)
14:45 Q&A
15:30 Depart
Please note we reserve the right to alter the programme without notice.


How do I apply?

Places are free but you must register in advance. Please read through the information below before booking your ticket. The deadline to register is the 3rd July 2024 at 9am. For a funded place, please see this page. The deadline to apply for a funded place is the 30th June.

For small group or individual bookings, register here.

For large group bookings, please write to with the following details: a) number of pupils attending and their school year; b) number of accompanying staff; c) any access requirements for pupils/staff that we need to be aware of.


Important information - please read before booking

*Where is the event taking place?

The event is taking place both at the Cambridge Central Mosque and the Faculty of Divinity. It is important that you understand the transport implications before registering, as you will need to move sites during the day.

In the morning the event will be at the Cambridge Central Mosque. Please aim to arrive around 10am to register. Directions to the mosque can be found here. There is no minibus parking at the mosque (although plenty of car parking), so do allow enough time to park if you are arriving in a large vehicle. There is unrestricted parking in the streets adjacent to the mosque and if the nearby streets are full, there is a large supermarket car park at the nearby Sainsbury's car park, a six minute walk away from the mosque. If you are arriving by coach, there is space adjacent to the mosque for dropping off. If you are arriving by train, the mosque is a 15 minute walk from the station (please note the details below about moving sites at midday).

At midday, attendees will need to travel to the Faculty of Divinity on West Road, Cambridge, CB3 9DP. Details about how to find the Faculty of Divinity are here. The distance between the two sites is too great to walk, so if you have arrived by car/minibus/coach please ensure your driver is aware that they will be needed to collect you and bring you to the faculty at midday. If you have arrived by train and walked to the mosque, please note this on your booking form. We will endeavour to support you with the travel arrangements between the two sites, but recommend booking taxis or taking the bus (with some walking) to travel from the mosque to the Faculty. This will be at your own cost. Please ensure that any risk assessments you produce for your school are aware of this. 

On arrival at the Faculty of Divinity, parking is similarly very limited. Minibuses and coaches can drop students on West Road, opposite the English Faculty. We have a small number of minibus spaces that are available on a first-come, first-served basis. If these are taken, there is on street Pay & Display parking on West Road and Sidgwick Avenue. There is also unregulated on-street parking on some nearby streets including Herschel, Adams and Cranmer Roads. Drivers should aim to collect attendees from West Road at 3.30pm unless arrangements have been made for your group to see more of Cambridge after the event.

What do I need to bring?

You may want to take notes from some of the lectures, so please bring paper and a pen, alongside a packed lunch and a water bottle. Do not bring any valuables, as we cannot guarantee their safety.

What do I need to wear?

If you are attending as part of a school group, please wear your school uniform. If you are homeschooled or your school does not have a uniform, please dress appropriately for visiting the mosque. Please wear comfortable footwear if you are planning to walk! 

Is lunch provided?

Lunch is not provided, so please ensure you bring a packed lunch.

I have accessibility requirements – what should I do?

Please email if you have not already let us know of any special requirements through the booking form. We are committed to making our events as accessible as possible and will work to ensure all requirements are accommodated.

Do I need a guardian or teacher to stay with me?

Students in Years 10 and 11 are required to have at least one adult per group for the duration of the event. If you are in Year 12, you are welcome to attend on your own, but please note the transport implications of moving between the mosque and the Faculty. You may be required to share a taxi with other solo attendees.

How much does the event cost?

There is no charge for attending the day. You will, however, be responsible for arranging your own travel to, within, and from the event.

Can I see more of Cambridge during the day?

All attendees must undertake to remain with the group for the full duration of the event, including during lunch, unless prior arrangement has been made to leave early. However, after the close of the event at 3.30pm, you are welcome to use the rest of the afternoon to visit other colleges and the city. Guidance on how to get in to town and see other colleges can be provided on the day, if required.

Can I stay overnight?

The University Open Days will be taking place on the 4th and 5th July, and we recognise that some attendees may wish to stay overnight to be able to visit the Open Day. Several Cambridge Colleges make their unoccupied student rooms available to visitors and prospective students, for a charge. Meet Cambridge is the conference and events bureau for the Cambridge Colleges and will be able to direct you towards colleges that may have space.

How is my data used?

Please read how we use your personal information before booking tickets.

What do I do if I cannot attend?

Please cancel your ticket or email us, as our events often have waiting list and we would appreciate the opportunity to offer your space to others.

Any queries should be directed to