1Ghulam RasoolTeaching at the College is by world-leading scholars and guest lecturers from the University of Cambridge and elsewhere.  Recent lecturers have included:

Revd Dr Andrew Davison on Christian theology, Revd Michael Ward on CS Lewis and JRR Tolkien, Tamir Rashid on the history of advances in medicine, Aysha Divan on biotechnology, Ghazala Mir on the health needs of the British Muslim community, Rabia Malik on systemic approaches to mental health, Susan O’Brien on Catholicism in the UK, Hakim Salim Khan on Islamic medicine, Shaukut Warraich on governance in mosques, Duncan Dormer on the sociology of religion, Ghulam Rasool on Muslim charitable institutions, Mufti Zubair Butt on medical-related fatwas, Professor Peter Mandler on Britishness, Douglas Hedley on Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Yahya Birt on George Orwell, Claire Chambers on British Muslims in fiction, Laura Zahra MacDonald, Shahien Taj and Shereen Williams on gender relations, David Grumett on Christian theologians, Daniel Weiss on Jewish theologians, Professor Muhammad Abdel Haleem on translating the Qur’an.

Comments from Lecturers

Daniel Weiss, Teacher on the Religious Thinkers module  “After having had the pleasure of teaching Diploma students at the College over two successive academic years, I’ve come away extremely impressed by the students’ sharp intellects and their desire to interact critically with different philosophical, theological, and cultural ideas.”

Sarah El Gazzar, Teacher of Communication Skills  “Every year, I am impressed by the passion and dedication of the CMC students. Many of them come with a mastery of traditional texts, and at the CMC they strive to link that knowledge with the issues facing the Muslim community and the British society as a whole.”

Aysha Divan, Teacher on the Introduction to Science module  “The life science sessions forms part of the Introduction to Science module and introduces students to some of the major developments and recent advances in the field. The students rise to this challenge admirably and are a pleasure to teach.  During classes they are thoughtful, question ideas presented to them, and are themselves open to being challenged as they strive to understand the information and its applications in society.”

Rasjid Skinner, Teacher on the Islamic Counselling module  “CMC has the familiar relaxed ambience of an English university college but with the perfumed undernote of a zawiyah or other place of traditional Islamic learning. There is an easy and creative interaction between students and exceptional Islamic scholars.”

Comments from CMC Graduates

“Every breath taken here and moment spent learning, reading, researching, writing, contemplating, debating, questioning, reassessing and reinterpreting one’s knowledge in a safe environment has been a unique triumph of CMC, which has enabled me to grow in confidence, depth and breadth.”

The experience has been wonderful, full of academic surprises with a steep and challenging learning curve.” 

“I don’t think that there was a single lecture where nothing could have been learnt.”