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October Issue #38.2


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

ILSC - Online

Friday 9 October 3pm - TODAY! 

ILSC Virtual Afternoon Tea

Come along and join us this afternoon for a chat with your afternoon tea (or coffee!). Today is World Post Day - come and share your most exciting post memory! We'll also chat about other stuff and maybe do a quiz... Details for the zoom call are:

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 842 8050 3911
Password: 992267
Zoom link

ILSC- Online

Saturday 10 October 

World Mental Health Day

We all have mental health. This time of pandemic has been challenging to both our mental and physical health. World Mental Health Day is a chance to start the conversation about mental health that many of us have avoided. Just as we encourage one another to stay fit, we can also be open about mental health with one another - opening up to talk and to listen. If you're looking for ideas on how to start the conversation, check out the Mental Health Foundation link below. Or check out the resources at Time to Change working to end mental health discrimination.

World Mental Health Day
You may like to watch the new video from MHFA about depression with the message that it is okay not to be okay.

From wherever you are

Feeling a bit ...?

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


Black History Month

Black History Month is an opportunity to learn and share. We encourage you to take the time to learn about the history of those many innovators, writers, artists, social activists, educators, and all those Black Britons that have helped to shape the world we in which we live. Need a staring point? Check out Margaret Busby, Kwame Kwei-Armah or Christian Frederick Cole.

Or check out the events local universities are putting on.
BHM at Queen Mary
BHM at City
BHM at King's

ILSC- Online
Friday 16 October 7pm

Getting Involved

You may be looking for opportunities to get involved in – maybe through volunteering or supporting local charities. But there is so much out there! This session is to help you navigate opportunities that will fit with the skills and time you have available to give.
Learning about volunteering in London

ILSC- Online

ILSC Book Club

Real Life by Brandon Taylor is what we're reading this month. Described as a campus novel and a coming-of-age novel, the partly autobiographical book tells of the experiences of a gay, Black doctoral student in a predominantly White, Midwestern PhD program. We'll come together (online!) on 3 Nov to share our thoughts!



Please share the ILSC!

As you can see, we have a lots of new events for you to join in! But we also want to see this wonderful community of support and learning to grow. Please come along to one of our new online welcome events and please share the flyer below with anyone you think would be interested. Maybe you know some students about to come over to London - let them know about the ILSC! We're here to provide that sense of community and belonging we all love about the ILSC!
Share the ILSC!

ILSC- Online
16-25 October

Bloomsbury Festival

Our very own Giulia is helping out with the historical and cultural walks of the annual Bloomsbury Festival and wanted to share this exciting event! The festival is all about bringing together the different communities of Bloomsbury by exploring the arts, science and culture taking place in the local area. Most events are taking virtually with some in-person events taking place in line with government guidelines. Check out the programme and book your places!
Bloomsbury Festival


Bishop Tutu Int'l Peace Lecture

Humankind faces a double crisis. We have not worked together to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions enough to keep global warming below 2°C above pre-industrial levels. Within this crisis, which some call a tipping point for humanity, lies an opportunity. The ways we work and live have been irrevocably damaged by the Covid-19 pandemic. We have to build anew, and so we have a chance to “build better”. In this lecture we hear from young people deeply involved in the fight for climate justice along with others who have dedicated their lives to the fight for a better world. An amazing and eye-opening 90-minutes to watch and share with others.
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