Students visit London for annual Buddhism trip


32 Religious Studies and Philosophy students recently went on the annual Buddhism trip to London.

They visited several traditions including Japanese, Thai and Tibetan and their temples, and asked searching questions about how compassion can be put into action. A really interesting visit to Battersea Peace Pagoda allowed students to meet members of a Japanese tradition that undertake peace marches, to raise awareness about oppression and injustice.
They also visited popular London landmarks such as the Diana Memorial in Hyde Park, the London Eye and Primrose Hill, the latter being particularly memorable as they huddled round a phone to watch England score the winning penalty beating Colombia!

The speakers were excellent, as was the weather, and of course, our student cohort were outstanding ambassadors for college!