ISOC Prayer Room

“Verily, the prayer keeps one from the great sins and evil deeds.”

Quran 29:45


The ISoc prayer room has been closed until further notice. This is inline with ISoc’s Covid-19 Safety Measures and may change as government and university advice changes. For the time being you may have to pray in one of Cambridge’s mosques. Please check their respective websites for guidance, however generally you are required to have a prayer mat, shoe bag and face mask.

The Heart of ISoc

The Prayer Room is aptly called the ‘heart of ISoc’ and is our main meeting place. We’re extremely lucky to have 24/7 exclusive access to the room by university card.  The upshot of this is that whether you’re looking to pray, read the Quran, study, drink one of our many varieties of tea or simply socialize you can do so round the clock.

Naturally, a core function of the Prayer Room is to hold daily congregational prayers, for both brothers and sisters. You’ll find a timetable for this on your ‘week ahead’ email, so make sure you read it!

There are two toilets and a small separate ablutions area which can be used for wudu and also a fully fledged kitchen to cater for your culinary needs.  The room is also separated by a screen to mark out the brothers and sisters area – so its open to anyone and everyone at any time.

In order to gain access by university card to the Prayer Room, you need to scan your university card against the card reader a few times and then once somebody has let you into the Prayer Room, write your name, crsid and the time you scanned your card on the whiteboard provided.

Our Location

Other Prayer Spaces

Addenbrooke’s Hospital Chapel

Hills Road CB2

Note: Multi-faith space

Cambridge University Multi-Faith and Reflection Centre

Charles Babbage Road, West Cambridge

Enquiries and access requests:


Centre of Development Studies

West Road CB3

Enquires : Departmental Administrator (7)37158


Wilberforce Road CB3

Enquiries: Departmental Administrator (3)37863 |

Department of Materials Science & Metallurgy

27 Charles Babbage Road CB3 0FS

Enquiries: Lorraine Dann | (3)34300 |

Note: Small room / 1 person capacity

Faculty of History

West Road CB3 9EFEnquiries: (3)35340 |

Note: During term time

Greenwich House

Madingley Road CB3


Judge Business School

Trumpington Street CB2 1AG

Enquiries: Facilities Manager | (3)39700

Department of Pharmacology

Tennis Court Road CB2

Enquiries: Departmental Administrator | (3)34002

Department of Psychiatry

Douglas House, 18b Trumpington Road CB2 8AH

Enquiries: (7)46162 |

Sports Centre Pavillion

Wilberforce Road CB3


Student Services Centre

Bene’t Street , New Museums Site, CB2 3PT

Enquiries: Reception 01223-764-661

Note: known as ‘Quiet Room’ or ‘Medical Room’