NEIGHBOURHOOD

HISTORY

GOVERNORS

Our House is home to over 600 residents from all over the world, and we open our doors to the thousands of students at 39 partner institutions, giving access to ISH’s community, events and facilities.

ISH MISSION

  • To promote global friendship and understanding among our students
  • To help students achieve the academic and personal aims and career aspirations that have brought them to the United Kingdom
  • To provide the best possible opportunities for international students to experience the many facets of life in the UK and to give them a deeper understanding of British society
  • To give British students an opportunity to broaden their horizons through friendship with people from widely differing backgrounds and cultures
  • By these means to make an effective contribution to better international relations

ISH VALUES

  • Respect – promoting global friendship and understanding
  • Trust & integrity – belief in the organisation and each other
  • Support – providing a home away from home
  • Progressive – thirst for innovation
  • Quality – delivering a five star service

Our mission and values hold true to the vision of our founder, Mary Trevelyan, and the beginning of International Student House in 1965. Our friendship, understanding, openness and cooperation are at the core of the ISH experience and underpin everything the charity does.

ISH is located in central london and therefore we have a great arrange of services around us:

ISH HISTORY

  •  - 1917

    The values that ISH holds close to its heart can be traced back almost a century, when the social centre Student Movement House opened in London in memory of students who died in the First World War. It aimed to promote international understanding and friendship by providing London’s international students with companionship and social facilities. […]

  •  - 1933

    Enter Mary Trevelyan, who becomes Warden of Student Movement House. There would be no International Students House without her commitment, perseverance, and devotion to her students. After spending a year in India and Sri Lanka, she returned to London to find work. “In London I noticed groups of Indians on the streets looking lost in […]

  •  - 1950

    Mary Trevelyan becomes Adviser to Overseas Students for the University of London. During this time, and following visits to International Houses in New York, Berkeley and Chicago, she realised the need to further international friendship and understanding. “I had dreamed dreams during my travels of the great new international house which we would set up […]

MEET OUR BOARD OF GOVERNORS

Ken Dytor

Chair
Biography

Ms Gill Hammond

Vice Chair
Biography

Dr Geoffrey Copland CBE

 
Biography

Alderman John Garbutt

 

Julie Costley White

 

Lord Nicholas Bourne

 
Biography

Ms Ipek De Vilder

 
Biography

Prof Ajit Lalvani

 
Biography

Mr Vikram Mathur

 
Biography

Mr Russell Peters

 
Biography

Mr Ian Barry

 
Biography

Mr Michael Carrier

 
Biography

Ms Azlinda Ariffin-Boromand

 
Biography

Ms Ranjita Rajan

 
Biography

Ms Beatrice Leong

 
Biography

President

Lord Charles Fitzroy

Vice-Presidents

Rosamund Horwood‑Smart
David Laing
Michael Day
Sir John Ritblat
Baroness Diana Warwick

Members

Jamie Hambro
John Garbutt
David Anderson-Evans
Capt Ashoke Bansal

Fellows

Roy Rohatgi
Lord Amir Bhatia
Dorothy Dalton
Mary Mackie
His Honour David Owen-Jones
Richard Porter
Andrew Tennant
Soo Min Dato’ Yeoh
Gordon Stevens
MJR John Vaughan
David Lawman
Sir Graeme Davies
Lord Khalid Hameed CBE
Peter Anwyl
Nigel Carrington
Margaret Swinley
Judge Jeremy Connor

International Students Trust

Keith MacKay
Anthony Behrens
Alderman John Garbutt

Toyota-Shi Trevelyan Trust

Toshihiko Ota

CEO

Martin Chalker

See the Governance structure