25 Jan

Talk: Multi-Faith scientists within Arab and Muslim Civilisation

Speaker: Emeritus Professor Salim T. S. Al-Hassani Title of talk: Multi-Faith scientists within Arab and Muslim Civilisation

Date and Time: Wednesday 10th February 2010 from 18:00 to 19:00 Venue: Kennedy room in Cambridge Union (next to the round church – find directions on www.cus.org)

Biography: Emeritus Professor Salim T S Al-Hassani is a Professor of Engineering at the University of Manchester since 1991. He worked in industry and held university posts in the UK and overseas. He has been awarded numerous national and international research grants and published over 200 papers in international scientific journals and books. His side interest in the History of Science and Technology earned him a worldwide reputation. He is now an honorary Professorial Fellow at the School of Languages, Linguistics and Cultures of the University of Manchester. He is also Chairman of the Foundation for Science, Technology and Civilisation, UK. Professor Salim Al-Hassani has been recently awarded a Fellowship of the British Science Association for his work to promote the scientific and technological heritage of Muslim civilisation. Currently, Professor Al-Hassani is hosting in Science Museum in London an exhibition about the science in Muslim world (see: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/8472111.stm).

24 Jan

Arabic Music Night

Firas Jabloun on Oud (lute) and Saher Safi (on small drum) will be playing and singing selected traditional (old and new) Arabic songs from around the Arab world. This is a real opportunity to listen and taste the essence of Arabic music in Cambridge performed by professional musicians. This event is hosted by the CU Arab Society.

Entrance Fee: FREE for Arab Soc members
£2 for non-members

50% of money collected will go to a charity to support children in Tunisia. For more details contact arab@cusu.cam.ac.uk

WHEN: Saturday 31st January, 7.30pm
WHERE: Clare Cellars at Clare College

18 Jan

Movie Night: Al-Houdoud (The Borders)

Language: Arabic with English subtitle

Length: about 1 hour 30 minutes

Where: Latimer Room, Clare College

When: Thursday 22nd January 2009 at 19:30

Entrance fee: FREE for Arab Soc members; £1 for non-members.

Join us and have an insight on the world of Arab Cinema


Abd Al-Wadood lost his passport at the borders between two countries to find himself without identity. He decided to accept his destiny and start to build a small shed exactly at the borders. He met a girl from a smuggling tribe and married her. However, many questions arose concerning the meaning of his and his family life without homeland.

11 Jan

Documentary film: OCCUPATION 101

Date: Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Location: Keynes Hall, Kings College

With over 850 people dead, and several times more injured – we are living
in the midst of a humanitarian crisis. Medical support and humanitarian aid
are in short supply, what may we do to help? Join us to understand more
about the crisis and have the chance to donate to this urgent cause…

**Screening of the award winning documentary: OCCUPATION 101**

..A thought-provoking and powerful documentary film on the historical root
causes of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict..see

**& IBRAHIM HEWITT Chairman of Interpal Charity**

..On the present, and the future..

All money raised will be donated to aid the victims of the crisis.
Entry is free, any donation is appreciated.

This is an event organized by the Cambridge Islamic Society.

11 Jan

Debate of the Year


TITLE: “One-State Solution VS. Two-State Solution”.

TIME AND DATE: 17:00 – 18:30 – Monday, February 2nd. 2009.

VENUE: Law Faculty, Lecture Theater LG18 (Sidgwick Site, Cambridge). MAP

MODERATOR: Prof. Yasir Suleiman

A debate between Prof. Ilan Pappe and Prof. Yezid Sayigh. Each one will present his point of view on the topic (Prof. Pappe on the One-State Solution; Prof. Sayigh on Two-State Solution). Afterwards we will allow 5-10 minutes to each of the speakers to respond to his peer, and then we will open the discussion and allow questions from the audience. Prof. Yasir Suleiman will moderate the debate and the discussion.

Link: http://cu-palestinesociety.blogspot.com/

This is an event organized by the Palestinian Society.

23 Nov

Joint-talk by the Ambassador of Syria and Director of CAABU, 28/11

You are invited to a joint talk by

H.E. the Ambassador of Syria, Dr. Sami Khiyami,


Mr. Chris Doyle, Director of the Council for Arab-British Understanding

They will be discussing Arab-British cultural relations. This is a great
opportunity to learn about the dynamics of the east-west relationship from
two distinguished individuals working at the interface of two cultures.
Come and be prepared to ask questions.

WHEN: Friday 28 Nov, 6 pm

WHERE: Wistanley Lecture Theatre, Blue Boar Court, Trinity College
(entrance opposite Trinity main gate)


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25 Oct

Thank you

Thank you to everyone who came to the Marhaba Party. I hope you all enjoyed a wonderful evening and we look forward to seeing you all again soon. We are working to plan further events for the term. Let us know if you have any suggestions. Watch this space for further updates.

14 Oct

Marhaba Party!

We will be holding our welcome or Marhaba party next week.

Time: Wednesday Oct 22 from 7:30-9:30 pm

Venue: King’s College, Chetwynd Room (ask at the porters lodge at the main entrance for directions)

All are welcome!

The Marhaba Party will allow old and new members to become acquainted over light refreshments. The new committee will be introduced and the aims for this year’s activities outlined. We will also be collecting a £3 annual membership fee to help fund the society. We look forward to meeting you soon.