International Students House is officially opened by the Queen Mother on May 4th.
In her opening speech, she declared “We hope that International Students House will provide opportunities at an international level for many of our young leaders of tomorrow and that as successive generations of students come and go, it may make a vital contribution to peace among the nations in the years to come. Many people have given their time and their money to the planning of the House; now it is up to you, the first members, to bring it to life. I think we can in confidence leave it in your hands to establish a tradition of friendship which will spread to the four corners of the earth.”
Within a year, over 100 nationalities had been represented within ISH and its range of activities and members grew steadily.