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March Issue #43.3


Keeping us all connected with what's happening at the ILSC and around London! 



ILSC - Online / Eco-Challenge No. 5
17 - 23 March 

Only Water Day

This week, choose one day where you can eat whatever you like but where you only have water as your drink. That means no coffee, no tea, no milk, no beer, and no wine! 
This week's challenge may not seem that hard but once you get started, you may realize just how much you drink other drinks! Here’s a statistic to make you think: A cup of coffee may only be a 250ml drink, but 140 litres of water were needed to produce that single cup. Tea requires 30 litres of water per cup. 

If you're interested in learning more about water, why not check out some fun infographics and facts. The knowledge may even help you in a future pub quiz!
5 Interesting Water Infographics
100 Amazing Water Facts

ILSC - Online 
Friday 19 March 3pm

Afternoon 'hi' tea!

We know it's been quite a month so far and everyone could use a break from the flood of information and news. Why not put aside your school or work worries for an hour and come spend time with other students past and present as we catch up and play some games!

Details for the zoom call are:
Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 842 8050 3911
Password: 992267
Zoom link
Save the weekly meetings to your calendar so you don't miss out!

Monday March 22nd

World Water Day

"World Water Day, held on 22 March every year since 1993, focuses on the importance of freshwater.

World Water Day celebrates water and raises awareness of the 2.2 billion people living without access to safe water. It is about taking action to tackle the global water crisis. A core focus of World Water Day is to support the achievement of Sustainable Development Goal 6: water and sanitation for all by 2030."
- United Nations

If you have a minute, why not check out the official World Water Day website to learn more and see how you can get involved!

World Water Day Website

Wherever you are!


In the Christian tradition, the time of Lent is a time of self-examination, often through prayer, fasting, penance and giving to those in need. It can be a time to reflect on one's personal relationship with God and our global relationship with God's gift of creation. This Lent, you are invited to take part in 6-weeks of Eco-Challenges as we reflect on how we impact the environment. A different Eco-Challenge will be revealed each Wednesday on our Facebook page and Instagram (with reminders in the Friday newsletter). I hope you'll join us!

From wherever you are

Feeling a bit ...?

Many of us are feeling a bit weary and fed-up at the moment and may just need some space to talk. If you're feeling a bit down or anxious or sad or on edge or a bit lost in the midst of everything going on around you - remember that the chaplain is here to provide support for you. Feel free to get in touch over the phone or email if you'd like to schedule a time to talk.
Contact the chaplain

From wherever you are

Spring Activities

With restrictions beginning to ease up ever so slightly and a glimpse of light at the end of the tunnel as the Spring weather begins to roll in, below we've got a few activities (both outdoors and at home) to help push through these next few weeks and begin taking advantage of the season when the sun and warmer weather begins to emerge!
Brilliant London Bike Rides
London's Prettiest Walks
Outdoor Swimming Pools
Best Picnic Spots
London Games Festival
Virtual Museum Tours

ILSC - Online
Wednesday April 7th, 1pm

ILSC Book Club

March's book is A Thousand Splendid Suns by  is a breathtaking story set against the volatile events of Afghanistan's last thirty years - from the Soviet invasion to the reign of the Taliban to post-Taliban rebuilding - that puts the violence, fear, hope, and faith of this country in intimate, human terms. It is a tale of two generations of characters brought jarringly together by the tragic sweep of war, where personal lives - the struggle to survive, raise a family, find happiness - are inextricable from the history playing out around them.
Join us on 7 April to discuss your thoughts! Whether you've read a little or a lot, we all have something to share. Upcoming reads:
April: Blindness by José Saramago

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