Saturday, 27 November 2010


Monday, 29th, Scottish Night cancelled and just a short, sweet ISC Film Night instead (pre-exam chill session) to end this semester.

Film: Once (85 mins)
A modern-day musical about a busker and an immigrant and their eventful week in Dublin, as they write, rehearse and record songs that tell their love story.
source: IMDB

Snacks will be provided.
Starting the night at 8pm. [It's only an 85 min movie, should end by 9:25pm!]

Friday, 26 November 2010


Join the ISC on our last trip of this year!

On Saturday, 4. December we will be taking you to Glasgow, Scotland's largest city and one of the oldest settlements in Western Europe.
Relax at the end of a stressful semester, take care of your christmas shopping, and explore the various attractions in the city - the science centre, art gallery, cathedral, or the beautiful buildings of Glasgow University.

We will be going by train again, for the bargain price of £6!
Meeting point will be 9:10am at Waverley Station in front of the platforms to take the train at 9:32am. You'll get an open-return ticket and a flyer.

A max of 100 tickets will go on sale as usual on Monday, 29.11. at 6pm in the ISC lounge. Please try to bring the exact change, that would be great! Thanks :)

Sunday, 21 November 2010


Hi everyone,

We from Trips Com are busy planning the trips for second semester, but of course we'd like to have your input and want to know where you would like to go!
So if you could take a few moments and fill in our short poll, that would be really great. Thanks :)

If you have any suggestions that don't come up in the poll, feel free to post it onto the event wall and we'll take it into consideration! (please remember though that we plan one-day trips, hence the destinations need to be within reach of Edinburgh.)

Thanks a lot!

the Trips Com

Friday, 19 November 2010



Another exciting ISC trip coming up!

On Saturday, 27th of November, we will be going to North Berwick. This picturesque seaside town only 25 miles from Edinburgh is ideal for a daytrip: Apart from the charming town itself, you can visit 2 castles, the Scottish Seabird Centre and enjoy the beautiful beach and several golf courses.

As it is St Andrews Weekend, the Historic Attractions will be free (this includes both of the castles), so don’t miss the opportunity!

We will go by train, and therefore meet on Saturday morning at 9:15am at Waverly station, in front of the platforms. The tickets will be £6 and the ticket sale is as always on Monday at 6pm at the ISC.

Hopefully see you there!

Tuesday, 16 November 2010


Tickets for this event will be sold on Wednesday the 17th November from 6 - 7pm at the ISC.

The end of the semester draws near, but our international-themed evenings are nowhere near over. That’s right, Indian night is up next!

On the 22nd November, starting 8p.m., as expected, there will be food – however, we will not be serving curry! We will be serving assortments of chaat (a popular, savoury snack sold on the streets of India, devoured by school kids, uni students and professionals), pakoras (fried snack/fritter with onions, potatoes or cottage cheese) and kulfi (traditional Indian ice cream).

During and after the food, there will follow a powerpoint and/or quiz on Indian culture, including information on bollywood.

And to finish off, a movie: Lagaan.

This is the most recent Oscar nominated film (aside from Slumdog millionaire) with elements taken from Bollywood and Indian history.

Sunday, 14 November 2010


Come along with us on Saturday 20th November to discover the wonders of a renowned world heritage site, Hadrian’s Wall, where you will have the chance to walk around the wall and find out about it at a Visitor Centre!

We will then head off to Newcastle where you can admire the Gateshead Millennium Bridge - the world's first and only tilting bridge! Not forgetting the fabulous Newcastle monument.

Lastly, you can visit the Castle Keep or Grainger Market (depending on the time), both destinations are well rooted to in Newcastle’s history. The Castle Keep of Newcastle upon Tyne was built by Henry II between 1168-1178, it is one of the finest surviving examples of a Norman Keep in the country. The Castle Keep is a Grade 1 listed building, a Scheduled Ancient monument. While on the other hand, the Grainger Market was the largest in Europe when first built in the 1830s. Now a Grade I listed building, there are plenty of stalls with fresh produce from a wide range of butchers, greengrocers and fishmongers.

Hidden within is the unique ‘Marks and Spencer Original Penny Bazaar’, the world's smallest Marks and Spencer store.

So... always wanted to know what a gordie accent sounds like? Want to walk over the famous Millenium Bridge? Or just want to spend an afternoon shopping or sitting in an English pub for a change?

Then come to the ISC on Monday, 15.11. @ 6pm to get your ticket for this trip - which you can get for a mere £10!

Monday, 8 November 2010


Hello all!

Ticket update!

We will be distributing 75 tickets for free on Wednesday 10th at 18.00. These 'tickets' will guarantee your entry to Desserts Night. However, if you don't get a ticket... fear not! We will have a time limit for which we'll be letting in ticketholders. If you're a ticketholder and arrive after 20:00, you may just miss out because we will be letting in people without tickets after that time. (:

Well, that's all, folks! (:

Have a good week!

Sunday, 7 November 2010


Tickets will be sold on Monday 8th of November, in the ISC lounge from 6pm-7pm and will cost £9 each. Please bring the exact amount!

Loch Katrine, a 13 km long and 1 km wide loch in the Stirling district. Immortalized in the poetry of Sir Walter Scott, the loch is the perfect place to enjoy the priceless beauty of the Trossach.

We will be going to this magnificent place on Saturday the 13th of November. Come join us for a day walking around the lake and enjoying the beauty of it.


Have you got a sweet tooth? Do you enjoy a plump piece of pumpkin pie or a delicious sip of bubble tea?

Join us on the 15th November at 7.30p.m. in the Edinburgh University Chaplaincy for a night of sugar highs and discrimination lows. 10 countries from all over the world will parade deliciously exotic desserts before you, tempting with their sweetness.

100 people will have the opportunity to browse the wide range of delicacies available and pick 3 dessert portions out of choices such as sago, Kenyan tea or even chocolate salami.

More info on tickets soon!