National Day of Reflection

About the event

Tuesday 23 March marks the anniversary of the first UK lockdown and we are supporting the Marie Curie initiative by asking our students and staff to take some time to reflect on events of the past year.

We will be observing a minute’s silence on Tuesday 23 March at 12.00noon to remember all those who have died in the Covid-19 pandemic.

Everyone has been affected by the global pandemic in a variety of different ways, our College community included. We have lost people we love, been separated from those we care about and learned to live in a changed world, while we all endure this terrible virus. As we make plans for a brighter future when we can restore more of what makes College a great place to study and work in, let’s take a moment to think about the events of the past year.

Marie Curie is suggesting ways in which we can all come together on this day to think about the last year and to reflect on our collective losses. You can visit the Marie Curie website for ideas on what you can do:

Shine a light at 8.00pm

National Day of Reflection

At 8.00pm there will be a minute’s silence and people are being asked to light up the night. Stand outside with a light – a candle, a torch, even your phone – to remember someone who’s died and show your support to people going through a bereavement.

Alternatively you can shine a light in your window for everyone to see.