Unity Newsletter of the Cambridge Muslim College issUe twO – septemebr 2011/shawwal 1432 print issUe CMC moves to new campus after twO years enjoying the hospitality of the Margaret Beaufort Institute of Theology on Grange Road, the College has now moved to its new buildings at 11-14 St Paul’s Road, on a site equidistant between Emmanuel College and the Mosque. Built in 1847, the buildings have been comprehensively refurbished to provide a range of state-of-the-art resources. Facilities include a kitchen, refectory, prayer room, library, men’s and women’s common rooms, lecture and supervision rooms, and rooms for administration and for our Research Fellows. The building includes a range of features generously funded by various donors, including Ottoman-style ceramic tiles in the ablution areas. Over the summer the facility has welcomed groups of students from the Ariane de Rothschild Fellowship, Cambridge Interfaith Programme, Heritage Summers, and other groups; and we are ready to welcome our biggest-ever intake of Diploma students in September. The College is actively seeking funding for the development of the large additional site at the rear of the property, which it has also purchased. This site formerly accommodated eight houses, which were demolished in the 1960s, and is one of the last large development opportunities in central Cambridge. } Stained glass window ‘magnificent’ We are grateful to an anonymous donor for her generosity in paying for the creation of a stained-glass window which has been installed over our main staircase. A combination of traditional English and Islamic designs, the window was designed and made by master-craftsmen Jamie Clark and Adam Williamson. cambridge mUslim cOllege, 14 st. paUl’s rOad, cambridge cb1 2ez www.cambridgemUslimcOllege.Org c m c n e w s l e t t e r 2 1
IIS Update - Edition 17
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