LSE Student Community Activities

 The winter break edition

This holiday season is sure to be unlike any other, and with more students than ever staying in London for Christmas, we want to ensure that you have a chance to recharge and look after your mental and physical health - wherever you're spending the winter break.

The LSE community have come together to put on plenty of activities designed to get people outside and give you a chance to meet others within the community. Throughout the break, the following activities will be running. Please sign up via the links below!


LSE Book Club

Need some inspiration for your next read? Join LSE’s Book Club, led by LSE faculty members who will discuss their own works or simply a book they love!

There is no expectation that you'll have read the book in advance of the session, but there will be an opportunity for discussion amongst all attendees.

When: 4-8 and 12 January 2021, 4pm-5pm GMT
Places: unlimited
Who: all LSE students and staff

Explore the book club sessions


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Winter break activities with LSE Peer Supporters

To stay connected over winter break, your Peer Supporters have put together a range of activities, ranging from online games and study sessions to in-person activities in London. Everyone is welcome to join!

When: 14 December - 17 January
Where: Some activities take place in person, others are online
Who: all LSE students

Sign up to student-led activities

All online activities can be accessed via this Zoom link.


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Spread joy this holiday season - Christmas Volunteering

There’s nothing like lending a helping hand to those in need and seeing their faces light up with joy  – especially in light of the difficult year everyone has been facing.

Christmas volunteering opportunities

Not in London over the winter break? No problem – there are plenty of online volunteering opportunities too!



Access to the National Theatre Archive Collection

The National Theatre Collection presents high quality recordings of 30 world-class productions, giving you the best seats in the house whenever you want. All LSE staff and students can now stream the collection online via the Library Catalogue.

To access it, search the Library catalogue for “National Theatre Collection” and then clicking on the second item in the list.

Show me world-class theatre

Available to all LSE students and staff.


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LSE LIFE Online Study Retreats

LSE LIFE offers online study retreats every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, where you can meet students from other programmes and departments while making progress on your studies. Book a place via the link below:

Sign up to a study retreat

Don't forget to check out other LSE LIFE activities taking place - sign up to an event or workshop today!


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Take one of LSE LIFE’s self-guided walks

Discover more of London

There are lots of other self-guided cultural walks that take place across London. Explore the South Bank and beyond or discover London neighbourhoods and literary figures with this selection of self-guided walks.


More winter break ideas

Looking to fill your break with a few extra things to do? Here are some ideas to get you started.

64 million artists

If you’re looking for some creative inspiration, why not take part in the 64 Million Artists January Challenge? For each of the 31 days in January, 64 Million Artists release a short, fun, creative challenge - and invite anybody and everybody to have a go.

The January Challenge is a chance to activate and celebrate that creativity - to ‘do, think and share’ your way into the new year, and see what happens along the way. Sign up to the challenge now!

Get gaming online

Get together with your friends for a virtual board game night or challenge them to a game of mini golf