SP5206 : Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, mihrab on qibla wall

taken 4 years ago, near to Oxford, Oxfordshire, Great Britain

Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, mihrab on qibla wall
Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, mihrab on qibla wall
The wooden minbar is seen on the right, still wrapped in plastic as the mosque is not yet in use (but we could visit with shoes off during Oxford Open Doors). In due course it will be carpeted but at present the floor is drying out. The mihrab is carved in white marble, the rest of the lower wall is coloured marble from Italy.
Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies
The Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies was established in 1985 and is a Recognised Independent Centre of the University of Oxford. Its new premises on the Marston Road are being built slowly, 11 years so far. The building is in stone rather than steel and cement. There is substantial detailed decoration in traditional Islamic style. The site includes a mosque with minaret.
Oxford Open Doors :: SP5107
Oxford Open Doors is an annual event organised by Oxford Preservation Trust with the support of the University of Oxford and many other Oxford organisations who open buildings to the public free of charge.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 14 September, 2013   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 18 September, 2013
Geographical Context
Religious sites  Educational sites  City, Town centre 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 5282 0657 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:45.3202N 1:14.1708W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SP 5281 0658
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Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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Islamic Study Centre  University of Oxford  Mosque 

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