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The Centre of Islamic Studies at the University of Cambridge aims to promote a constructive and critical understanding of the role of Islam and Muslims in wider society, with a focus on the UK and Europe. We aspire, through world-class research and dynamic public education, to disseminate knowledge and facilitate informed discussion between academics, policy-makers, the media, the public, business, the third sector and other institutions with an interest in Islam in the contemporary world.

The Centre of Islamic Studies is part of the University of Cambridge and is supported by a generous donation from Alwaleed Philanthropies.


The Centre is delighted to present ‘Narratives of Conversion to Islam in Britain: Male Perspectives’. The research project provides a platform for male converts from diverse socio-economic, geographical and denominational backgrounds to articulate their experiences and perspectives on matters they have identified as significant. Some of the participants discuss their conversion and the symposia in the short video below:


Recent Activity

Annual Report 2014/15

The annual report provides information about the Centre’s research, events, visiting academics and partner organisations activities throughout the 2014/15 academic year.

Narratives of Conversion to Islam: Male Perspectives Report

The Centre of Islamic Studies is delighted to present its latest report 'Narratives of Conversion to Islam in Britain: Male Perspectives'. The project brought together forty-six male Muslim converts to discuss aspects of their conversions to Islam, to reflect on their journeys
and experiences and to produce a report to inform Muslims and non-Muslims about the topic. The report is available to download for free on this website.

Annual Graduate Symposium

The Symposium, taking place from 13 - 15 May 2016, will be a platform for students to present and exchange current research on any topic pertaining to Islam and Muslims in EU.