International Lutheran Student Centre

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We have limited short-term availability in March/April and some long-term availability from May. We are also taking bookings for summer 2017.  Please apply, via the link below, if you are interested.

Applications for the 2017/18 academic year will open in April.

 

 

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2016-17 Terms & Conditions

2017-18 Terms & Conditions

 

Events

CURRENT EVENTS

ISH membership - Long-term residents:  You are a member of International Students House (ISH). ISH is a vibrant student social centre in zone 1 round the corner from us on Great Portland Street that provides a programme of free extra-curricular activities, lively events and discounted travel trips for its residents and members: https://www.facebook.com/InternationalStudentsHouse/events?ref=page_internal  Please contact the ILSC office if you have not received your membership card.

Yoga - Mondays from 7-8.15pm.  Classes for ILSC residents are at a reduced rate of £30 for 6 classes paid in advance or £7 drop-in rate (non-residents are charged £60 for 6 classes paid in advance or £12 drop-in rate; students are charged £7 drop-in rate).  Our teacher is British Wheel of Yoga instructor, Natasha Malik (www.natashamalik.co.uk).  Feel free to email Natasha directly at info@natashamalik.co.uk if you have any questions.

The next group of 6 classes will run as follows:

16 January - 20 February 2017 inclusive

27 February - 3 April 2017 inclusive

St Paul's Cathedral - We have six passes that can be used again and again for St Paul's Cathedral so you can go alone or bring friends.  This saves you the entrance cost of £18!  Before you go, check the website (www.stpauls.co.uk) to see if there is an event taking place meaning they will closed to visitors.  To borrow the passes please email ilsc@lutheran.org.uk, and indicate on which date you would like to go.

+++ UPCOMING EVENTS+++

International Supper - Friday 13 January 2017 at 8pm in the Games Room / Club Room.  A party where everyone prepares a dish from their local cuisine and brings it along to share with others.

 

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PAST EVENTS

'Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs' the pantomime - Monday 26 December 2016 at 2pm.  If you have signed up for a ticket please meet in the ILSC lobby at 1.25pm and we will walk to The Shaw Theatre together. 

Christmas Day - Sunday 25 December 2016.  Lunch at International Students House (ISH) at Great Portland Street, Regent's Park.

Christmas Party - Sunday 4 December 2016 from 5-7pm in the Club Room.

International Supper - Friday 18 November 2016 at 8pm in the Games Room / Club Room.  A party where everyone prepares a dish from their local cuisine and brings it along to share with others.

Floor Suppers - Saturday 29 October 2016 in your floor kitchen.  Get to know your floor mates - and their wonderful cooking skills!  We will provide your kitchens with some drinks and you can each bring a dish to share. If you can’t cook you could always bring a nice dessert.

Weekend Away - Saturday 15 to Sunday 16 October 2016. We ask all residents to attend (see 'About Us' for details).

Welcome Evening - Wednesday 12 October 2016 in the Chapel / Club Room.  An opportunity to meet staff and your fellow residents and find out more about living at the ILSC. Information session will be followed by drinks and nibbles.

Floor Meetings - One evening between 11-18 October in your floor kitchen.  Please check the notice-board (or your kitchen door) for details.

Thomas Mass - Sunday 9 October 2016 at 7pm in the chapel. Residents are welcome to start the new academic year with other international students at this chapel service incorporating prayers, silence and symbols accompanied by music.

Welcome BBQ - Thursday 19 September 2016 at 7pm in th Courtyard

Welcome Drinks - Thursday 22 September 2016 at 8pm in the Terrace Room

Housewarming Party - Tuesday 13 September 2016 from 6-8pm in the Terrace Room

Summer BBQ - Friday 27 May 2016 at 7pm in the lower courtyard

Sunday Evening Prayer - Sunday 29 May 2016 at 7pm in the chapel (basement level). Residents are welcome to join a 15 minutes service

Sunday Evening Prayer - Sunday 22 May 2016 at 7pm in the chapel (basement level). Residents are welcome to join a 15 minutes service

Summer BBQ - Friday 27 May 2016 at 7pm in the lower courtyard.

Holy Communion Service on Pentecost - Sunday 15 May 2016 at 7pm in the chapel (basement level). Residents are welcome to finish the liturgical Easter-periode at this chapel service incorporating prayers, silence, readings and singing

Sunday Service - Sunday 8 May 2016 at 7pm in the chapel (basement level). Residents are welcome to start the new week with other international students at this chapel service incorporating prayers, silence, readings and singing

Holy Communion Service - Sunday 1 May 2016 at 7pm in the chapel of ILSC.

A hiking trip - Saturday 30 April 2016 at 10.30pm along the river Thames. For more information, please see the list on the notice board

Residents Meeting - Friday 29 April 2016 at 7.30pm at the basement floor.

Sunday Service - Sunday 17 April 2016 at 7pm in the chapel (basement level). Residents are welcome to start the new week with other international students at this chapel service incorporating prayers, silence, readings and singing

Holy Communion Service - Sunday 3 April 2016 at 7pm in the chapel of ILSC.

Good Friday - Ecumenical Way of the Cross: Friday 25 March 2016, meeting in ILSC lobby at 9am. Join this walk with other churches in the Kings Cross area.

"Sunrise" Easter Service - ILSC's Chapel on Easter Sunday, 27 March 2016, at 8am. Followed by a breakfest!

February Monthly Residents Meeting - Thursday 25 February 2016 at 8pm in the basement floor. "Tools for difficult conversations on faith and other controversial topics", an interactive seminar with St Ethelburga's Centre for Reconciliation and Peace.

Ash Wednesday Service - Wednesday 10 February 2016 at 8pm in the Chapel. A special Holy Communion service to begin the season of Lent together.

Pancake Day - Tuesday 9 February 2016 in the evening.  Join us in preparing and eating large quantities of pancakes!

International Supper - Friday 29 January 2016 at 8pm in the Games Room / Club Room.  A party where everyone prepares a dish from their local cuisine and brings it along to share with others.

Floor Suppers - Saturday 16 January 2016 at 8.30pm in your floor kitchen.  Get to know your floor mates - and their wonderful cooking skills!  We will provide your kitchens with some drinks and you can each bring a dish to share. If you can’t cook you could always bring a nice dessert.

The Wizard of Oz (pantomine) - Monday 28 December 2015 at 2pm, The Shaw Theatre.

Christmas Day - Friday 25 December 2015.  Lunch at International Students House (ISH) at Great Portland Street, Regent's Park.

German Choir of London:  J.S.Bach 'Weihnachtsoratorium' - Friday 4 December 2015 at 7pm, St Lawrence Jewry, Guildhall Yard,  London  EC2V 5AA.  £12 for students with ID (otherwise £17).

Ice skating at the Natural History Museum - Tuesday 1 December 2015 at 7pm. Experience the thrill of ice skating surrounded by fairy lights nestled in frost covered trees, with the smell of mulled wine and toasted marshmallows in the air!  £9.90 for students with ID (otherwise £15.40).

Christmas Party - Sunday 29 November 2015 at 5pm in the Club Room.  Join us for festive foodie treats and drinks.

International Supper - Thursday 5 November 2015 at 8pm in the Games Room / Club Room.  A party where everyone prepares a dish from their local cuisine and brings it along to share with others.

Thomas Mass - Sunday 25 October 2015 at 7pm in the chapel (basement level). Residents are welcome to start the new academic year with other international students at this chapel service incorporating prayers, silence and symbols accompanied by music.

Weekend Away - Saturday 17 - Sunday 18 October 2015. We ask all residents to attend (see 'About Us' for details).

Floor Suppers - Saturday 10 October 2015 at 8.30pm in your floor kitchen.  Get to know your floor mates - and their wonderful cooking skills!  We will provide your kitchens with some drinks and you can each bring a dish to share. If you can’t cook you could always bring a nice dessert.

Welcome Evening - Tuesday 6 October 2015 at 7pm. An opportunity to meet staff and your fellow residents and find out more about living at the ILSC. Information session will be followed by drinks and nibbles.

Welcome BBQ - Friday 2 October 2015 at 7pm in the lower courtyard and Games Room.

Day trip to Cambridge & the Grantchester Tea Garden - Sunday 13 September 2015. Join us for a trip to Cambridge & the famous Tea Garden in Grantchester! We will take the train from Kings Cross to Cambridge, spend some time exploring Cambridge and then walk along the River Cam to the picturesque village of Grantchester (approx. 1 hour walking). There we will relax and enjoy some afternoon tea and cake in the beautiful Tea Garden. Train ticket approx. £12. No need to sign up in advance - just turn up in the ILSC lobby on the day.

Welcome Tea - every Tuesday 2.30-4pm in the Lobby, from 8 to 29 September 2015. All are welcome - simply drop in when you're free to say hi.  Enjoy a cup of tea and a biscuit - and meet new friends!

Country Walk (South Downs ridge) - Sunday 28 June 2015, starting 9am (ILSC lobby), returning around 8pm.  After taking the train from St Pancras to Hassocks we will walk to the hsitoric town of Lewes (18km/11 miles - 5 hours walking time).  Along the way there is an old Saxon church, working windmill, medivel dew ponds and an Iron Age fort.  Please bring a rain jacket, water and a packed lunch and wear robust shoes (hiking boots if possible).  The cost is £12 for long-term residents and £18 for short-term residents.  Please sign up onthe lobby notice board if you'd like to join.

Climate Change Service & Mass Lobby - Wednesday 17 June 2015 12noon to 5pm. 

Summer BBQ - Friday 5 June 2015 at 7pm in the lower courtyard.

QuizAid Night - Wednesday 13 May 2015 at 8:30pm in the Club Room. Classic quiz questions, refreshments and lots of fun!  We're raising money for ChristianAid's work with the poorest of the poor. Simply put together a team of 2-5 people and email intern@lutheran.org.uk to book your table.

"Who do we say that we are" - Wednesday 22 April at 8pm in the Club Room. An ecumenical seminar on Christian identity in inter-faith dialogue. Organized jointly with St Mary's German Church.

German Evening - Friday 27 March 2015 at 8pm in the Breakfast Room.  Join us for some traditional German food.  Please bring your own drinks.

Lunar New Year celebration - Saturday 28 February 2015 at 7pm in the Club Room.  Come along to celebrate Chinese New Year and the start of the year of Sheep. Chinese New Year is a time to welcome longevity, wealth and prosperity and to eliminate any negative chi from the past.  We will taste traditional Chinese food and you can even learn how to make some!

Pancake Day - Tuesday 17 February 2015 in the evening.  Join us in preparing and eating large quantities of pancakes!

London Symphony Orchestra at the Barbican - Thursday 5 February 2015 at 7.30pm.  Sir Mark Elder, one of Britain’s best-loved conductors, directs this programme which includes Tchaikovsky’s heart-rending final symphony and the world premiere of a new work by Patrick Brennan. Mezzo-soprano Susan Graham sings Berlioz’s achingly beautiful orchestral song-cycle Les nuits d’été.

International Supper - Friday 30 January 2015 at 8pm in the Games Room / Club Room.  A party where everyone prepares a dish from their local cuisine and brings it along to share with others.

Floor Suppers - Saturday 24 January 2015 at 8.30pm in your floor kitchen.  New residents have moved in for this academic term so if would be great for old and new floor mates to get to know one another. To encourage this we are going to provide your kitchens with some drinks and you can each bring a dish to share. If you can’t cook you could always bring a nice dessert.  We will also provide your floor with some silly photo booth props so you can take a floor photo together. We can’t wait to see your photos!

'Aladdin' the pantomime - Monday 29 December 2014 at 2pm.  Please meet in the ILSC lobby at 1.25pm and we will walk to The Shaw Theatre together.  Tickets for ILSC residents are at a subsidised rate of £15. 

Christmas Day - Thursday 25 December 2014.  Lunch at International Students House (ISH) at Great Portland Street, Regent's Park.

Christmas Party - Sunday 7 December 2014 from 5-7pm in the Club Room.

Baking St Nicholas treats - Saturday 6 December at 6pm in the Club Room.

Ice skating at the Natural History Museum - Tuesday 2 December in the evening.

ILSC Environmental Week - week commencing 16 November 2014.  Events and tips to help us all care better for our enviroment.  There will be a specially-themed chapel service ('Entrusted to us'), yoga class ('Celebration of the earth & the air we breathe' plus an environmentally-themed quiz where you can win environmentally friendly prizes!

Daytrip to Hampton Court Palace - Saturday 15 November 2014.

International Supper - Friday 7 November 2014 at 7.45 for 8pm.  A party where everyone prepares a dish from their local cuisine and brings it along to share with others.

Finnish Evening - Saturday 1 November 2014 at 6pm in the Club Room (basement level). Come and spend a nice evening with other students learning to bake traditional Finnish cuisine Karelian pies.  During the evening there will also be an opportunity to taste other Finnish delicacies and perhaps learn a few words of Finnish!  If you would like to join please add your name to the list on the lobby notice board, by 30 October.

Pumpkin Carving Competition - Friday 31 October 2014.  There'll be a prize for the floor with the best carved pumpkin for Halloween.

Thomas Mass - Sunday 19 October 2014 at 6pm in the chapel (basement level). Residents are welcome to start the new academic year with other international students at this chapel service incorporating prayers, silence and symbols accompanied by music.

Guided Walk of Historic Bloomsbury - Saturday 18 October 2014, meet in the ILSC lobby at 1.25pm. Join us for a 2 hour walk, learning about the history of our beautiful local area. Our guide will be from the Original London Walks Company, a world leader in guided walks.

Trip on the London Eye - Saturday 11 October 2014, leaving the ILSC at 11am.

Welcome Evening - Tuesday 7 October 2014 at 7pm. An opportunity to meet staff and your fellow residents and find out more about living at the ILSC. Information session will be followed by drinks and nibbles.

Welcome BBQ - Friday 3 October 2014 at 7pm in the lower courtyard and Games Room.

Welcome Tea - every Thursday in September from 12-1.30pm in the Lobby.  Drop in when you're free to say hi.  Enjoy a cup of tea and a biscuit - and meet new friends!

International Quiz Night - Friday 20 June 2014 at 7.30pm in the Club Room. There will be refreshments and a special prize for the winning team. This time we are collecting funds for Doctors without Borders/Medecins sans Frontieres and the recommended donation is £2.  If you would like to come along please email Kevin on kevin.keyaert@gmail.com

Romeo & Juliet - Tuesday 17 June 2014 at 7.30pm. Join us for the English National Ballet's production of this classic ballet at the Royal Albert Hall.  Performed by a huge company of 120 dancers, actors and swordfighters, this epic staging of Shakespeare's timeless tragedy is set in-the-round and stars Tamara Rojo & Carlos Acosta.

War Horse - Tuesday 3 June 2014.  Join us for a trip to the theatre.

Summer BBQ - Friday 30 May 2014 at 7pm in the lower courtyard.

Quiz Aid Night - Tuesday 20 May 2014 at 7.30pm in the Club Room.  Please sign up via the list on the lobby notice board if you wish to join in the fun and help raise money for Christian Aid (via the £2 entrance fee).  Refreshments will be provided.

Eurovision Party - Saturday 10 May 2014 at 8pm in the TV Room (basement). Join us for a Eurovision Song Contest Party where we will watch the show and have fun with some games, food & drinks. There will be a small buffet, so please bring along some food and drink to share.

Tour through to the British Museum's Egyptian Collection - Friday 2 May 2014 at 6pm. The tour covers mainly the Sculpture Gallery - so it will be a short introduction to 'Ancient Egyptian Gods, Pharaohs and Mummies'. The tour will be about 1.5 hours depending on questions and preferences of the group.

Daytrip to Dover - Saturday 19 April 2014.  Visit Kent's coastal town of Dover and its iconic white cliffs and historic castle.  We will meet in the ILSC lobby at 10am and travel by train from St Pancras International station.  The cost, including rail fare and castle entry, will be around £30.  Please sign up on the lobby notice board if you are interested.

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra - Thursday 3 April 2014 at 7.30pm.  The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra is one of the very best orchestras in the world. Time and time again, critics have lauded its unique sound, which clearly stands out among thousands of others. Please sign up on the lobby notice board and pay £8 to the office by Monday 24 March 2014.

Japanese Night - Friday 21 March 2014 in the evening.  Learn how to make sushi and then eat what you've prepared!

Tour through to the British Museum's Egyptian Collection - Friday 14 March 2014 at 6pm. The tour covers mainly the Sculpture Gallery - so it will be a short introduction to 'Ancient Egyptian Gods, Pharaohs and Mummies'. The tour will be about 1.5 hours depending on questions and preferences of the group.

Pancake Day - Tuesday 4 March 2014 in the evening.  Join us in preparing and eating large quantities of pancakes!

International Supper - Friday 31 January 2014.  A party where everyone prepares a dish from their local cuisine and brings it along to share with others.

Tour of BBC Broadcasting House - Saturday 18 January 2014 at 10-11.30am.  Please meet in the ILSC lobby at 9am.  The cost is £5.

'Cinderella' the pantomime - Monday 30 December 2013 at 2.30pm.  Please meet in the ILSC lobby at 1.55pm and we will walk to The Shaw Theatre together.  Tickets for ILSC residents are at a subsidised rate of £9. 

Christmas Day - Wednesday 25 December 2013.  Lunch at International Students House (ISH) at Great Portland Street, Regent's Park.

Christmas Carols by Candlelight - Sunday 22 December 2013.  Experience a traditional British Christmas carol service, with a professional choir, at a local parish church (St Pancras Parish Church).  We'll meet in the ILSC lobby at 5.30pm and walk together to the church (5 minutes away).

Trip to see the Philharmonia Orchestra at the Royal Festival Hall - Thursday 12 December 2013 at 7.30pm.  Student tickets are just £5.  The programme is Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto and Mahler's Symphony no.4.

Christmas Party - Sunday 1 December 2013 from 5-7pm in the Club Room.

International Supper - Friday 8 November 2013 at 8pm. A party where everyone prepares a dish from their local cuisine and brings it along to share with others.

Sightseeing Tour of London from the River Thames - Sunday 26 October 2013. Please meet in the lobby at 9.15am. Bring a loaded Oyster card as we will travel by tube to Westminster where we will catch our boat. Please sign up on the lobby notice board and pay £8.50 to the office as we will be buying the tickets in advance.

Guided Walk of Historic Bloomsbury - Saturday 12 October 2013, meet in the ILSC lobby at 1.25pm. Join us for a 2 hour walk, learning about the history of our beautiful local area. Our guide will be from the Original London Walks Company, a world leader in guided walks. The cost is £4.50. Please sign up on the lobby noticeboard if you are interested.

Pizza Party- Sunday 6 October 2013 at 8.15pm in the Club Room (basement level). All food and drink will be provided by the Centre. Just come along and enjoy!

Thomas Mass - Sunday 6 October 2013 at 7pm in the chapel (basement level). Residents are welcome to start the new academic year with other international students at this chapel service incorporating prayers, silence and symbols accompanied by music.

Welcome Evening - Tuesday 2 October 2013 at 7pm. An opportunity to meet staff and your fellow residents and find out more about living at the ILSC. Information session will be followed by drinks and nibbles.

Welcome Tea - Wednesday 25 September 2013 from 2-4pm in the lobby.   Just moved in?  Been here for a year?  All are welcome!  Drop in when you're free to say hi.  Meet new friends over tea and pastries. 

The Comedy of Errors - Thursday 18 July 2012 @ 7.45pm. Come along and enjoy this open-air production of Shakespeare's comedy in the beautiful setting of Coram's Fields, WC1. Meet in the ILSC lobby at 7pm.

Christ & Hunger - Service with Rikke on Sunday 16 June 2013 at 7pm in the Chapel.

Summer BBQ - Friday 7 June 2013 at 7pm in the lower courtyard.

Get yourself involved locally!  Volunteer in a food bank in London! - Saturday 15 June 2013.  For more information contact Rikke (rj@lutheran.org.uk).

Hunger in Global Perspective Discussion & quiz with Rikke & Almut - Wednesday 12 June 2013 at 7pm in the Club Room.

Do we have enough?  Film night with Rob & Anders showing 'Super Size Me' with short discussion afterwards - Tuesday 11 June 2013 at 7.30pm in the TV Room.

Daytrip to Oxford - Sunday 10 March 2013 (meet at the Danish YWCA at 8.45am, returning around 8pm). Enjoy the historic sites of oxford and some shopping at the factory outlets of Bicester Outlet Village. Trip by minibus costs just £15 per person. Please sign your name on the list on the lobby notice board if you would like to join!

Pancake Day - Tuesday 12 February 2013 at 8pm in the Club Room. Join us in preparing and eating large quantities of pancakes!

International Supper - Friday 8 February 2013 at 8pm. A party where everyone prepares a dish from their local cuisine and brings it along to share with others.

Wellcome Collection 'Death: a self-portrait' - Thursday 7 February 2013, leaving the ILSC lobby at 8.10pm. Join Rikke for this free guided tour.

Christmas Day - Tuesday 25 December 2012. Lunch at International Students House (ISH) at Great Portland Street, Regent's Park.

Beauty & the Beast - Wednesday 27 December 2012 at 1.30pm. Enjoy a traditional English pantomime at The Shaw Theatre.

Christmas Party - Sunday 2 December 2012 from 5-7pm in the Club Room.

St Pancras International station & Renaissance Hotel tour - Thursday 29 November 2012, leaving the ILSC at 5.55pm. The station chaplain for St Pancras, Jonathan Barker, will take us for a private tour of this interesting station and hotel, which is rich in history and architecture. If you would lke to join this free tour then please add your name to the list on the lobby notice board.

International Supper - Friday 9 November 2012 at 8pm. A party where everyone prepares a dish from their local cuisine and brings it along to share with others.

ILSC choir - Wednesday 7 November 2012 at 7pm in the Club Room. If you are interested in helping set up a choir, please come along to share your ideas. Light snacks will be provided.

Walking tour of Bloomsbury- Sunday 4 November 2012 leaving the ILSC at 1.25pm. The cost of this subsidised trip is just £4.50 for ILSC residents (usual price £7.50). Please add your name to the sign-up sheet on the lobby notice board (or email ak@lutheran.org.uk) by Monday 29 October if you would like to join.

Trip to the Tower of London - Saturday 27 October 2012, leaving the lobby at 10am. The cost is subsidised by the ILSC and is just £7 for residents. Please sign your name on the lobby notice board by Wednesday 15 October if you are interested in attending.

Welcome Evening - Tuesday 9 October 2012 at 7pm. An opportunity to meet staff and your fellow residents and find out more about living at the ILSC. Information session will be followed by drinks and nibbles.

Pizza Party- Saturday 6 October 2012 at 8pm. All food and drink will be provided by the Centre. Just come along and enjoy! Please let us know if you are coming by answering the questionnaire which was emailed to you.

Trip on the London Eye - Saturday 6 October 2012. Please meet in the lobby at 5.15pm. Bring a loaded Oyster card as we will travel by tube to the London Eye. Please sign up by answering the questionnaire which was emailed to you and pay £10 to the office by 9am on Friday 5 October as we will be buying the tickets in advance.

Country Walk at Ivinghoe Beacon & Chiltern Woodland - Sunday 15 or Sunday 22 July 2012. We will take the train from London Euston to Tring (35 minutes) where we will go for a circular walk of around 16km or possibly shorter (13km). This is a leisurely walk and there is no climbing involved. Please see the lobby for further details or contact Hanna in Room 28. Meet in the ILSC lobby at 9.15am, arrive back around 7pm. If you are interested please sign your name on the list on the lobby notice board.

A Midsummer Night's Dream - Thursday 19 July 2012 @ 7.45pm. Come along and enjoy this open-air production of Shakespeare's comedy in the beautiful setting of Coram's Fields, WC1. Meet in the ILSC lobby at 7pm.

Summer BBQ - Friday 8 June 2012 at 7pm in the lower courtyard.

Picnic at Regent's Park - Sunday 27 May 2012. Meet in the ILSC at 12.30pm. Please bring food to share and a picnic blanket.

Quiz Night (in support of Christian Aid) - Thursday 17 May 2012 at 8pm in the Club Room. Please sign your name on the list on the main notice board if you would like to join.

Phantom of the Opera - Monday 30 April 2012, leaving the ILSC lobby at 6.30pm. Tickets for ILSC residents are only £15. Please sign your name on the lobby notice board by 13 April if you would like to join.

Good Friday: the Way of the Cross - Friday 6 April 2012, meeting in the ILSC lobby at 9.15am. Join this walk of witness with other churches in the Kings Cross area. It will end at Lumen (URC) in Regents Square with coffee and hot cross buns.

Introduction to Islam talk - Wednesday 28 March 2012 at 7pm in the Club Room.

Hajj - Journey to the Heart of Islam exhibition at the British Museum - Friday 30 March 2012, departing the ILSC lobby at 6pm. Please add your name to the list on the lobby notice board if you would like to attend.

Trip to the Olympic Park Viewing Gallery - Saturday 17 March 2012, departing the ILSC at 12pm. You'll get a bird's eye view of the Olympic Park, including many of the major venues to be used during the Games, as well as Westfield Stratford City, Europe's largest urban shopping centre. Please add your name to the list on the lobby notice board, if you are interested in joining.

London Symphony Orchestra/Robin Ticciati - Thursday 15 March 2012 at 7.30pm in the Barbican Hall. Music by Strauss, Mahler and Brahms.

Pancake Day - Tuesday 21 February 2012 at 8pm in the Club Room. Join us in preparing and eating large quantities of pancakes!

Shrove Tuesday Service - Tuesday 21 February 2012 at 7pm. We will mark the beginning of the Lent with an informal service of music and prayers.

Evening Service of reading, prayers and music - Sunday 19 February 2012 at 7pm in the Chapel. Coffee and conversation will follow in the Clubroom afterwards.

Chinese New Year celebration - Monday 6 February 2012 in the evening.

International Supper - Friday 3 February 2012 at 8pm. A party where everyone prepares a dish from their local cuisine and brings it along to share with others.

Ice skating at Somerset House - Monday 16 January 2012 from 8-9pm.

Jack & the Beanstalk - Monday 26 December 2011 at 3pm. Enjoy a traditional English pantomime at The Shaw Theatre.

Christmas Day - Sunday 25 December 2011. Lunch at International Students House (ISH) at Great Portland Street, Regent's Park.  

The Nutcracker - Thursday 8 December 2011 at 7.30pm. Join us for this traditional Christmas ballet at London's Coliseum.

Big Sing for Christian Aid - Monday 5 December 2011 at 7pm.  Come  and sing old and new Christmas carols for Christian Aid to fund projects that will help people in great need to lift themselves out of property.  Followed by English and Nordic Christmas refreshments in the Club Room.

Christmas Party - Sunday 4 December 2011 from 5-7pm in the Club Room.

Trip to St Paul's Cathedral - Saturday 26 November 2011, leaving the ILSC lobby at 10am. Tickets are £7 including a private tour as well as admission. Please sign up on the lobby noticeboard if you are interested.

Guided Walk of Historic Bloomsbury - Sunday 13 November, meet in the ILSC lobby at 1.25pm. Join us for a 2 hour walk, learning about the history of our beautiful local area. Our guide will be from the Original London Walks Company, a world leader in guided walks. The cost is £4. Please sign up on the lobby noticeboard if you are interested.

Movie night: Tree of Life - Wednesday 2 November 2011 at 8.30pm in the Club Room. Come and see a big screen projection of this movie. Refreshments will be provided.

International Supper - Friday 4 November 2011 at 8pm. A party where everyone prepares a dish from their local cuisine and brings it along to share with others.

Welcome Evening - Wednesday 5 October 2011 at 7pm. An opportunity to meet staff and your fellow residents and find out more about living at the ILSC. Information session will be followed by drinks and nibbles.

Thomas Mass - Sunday 2 October 2011 at 6pm. Residents are welcome to start the new academic year with other international students at this chapel service incorporating prayers, silence and symbols accompanied by music.

Sightseeing Tour of London from the River Thames - Sunday 2 October 2011. Please meet in the lobby at 9.45am. Bring a loaded Oyster card as we will travel by tube to Westminster where we will catch our City Cruises boat. Please sign up on the lobby notice board and pay £8.50 to the office by 9am on Thursday 29 September as we will be buying the tickets in advance.

London Sightseeing Tour - Sunday 3 October 2010 at 11am. See the sights of London from an historic red Routemaster bus. Followed by pizza in the Club Room.