for international students in Southampton and Winchester

Past Events

Board Games Afternoon

Board Games and making friends. International students / postgraduates  and scholars are invited to join us for board games and chatting.  (this event is also suitable for children age 5 and over, who would need to be accompanied by their parent/guardian at all times). Organised by: Christ Church Southampton at Burgess Road Public Library, Burgess Road,…

Cooking and Baking

Each year we hold a popular baking evening, where you can learn how to cook or bake different dishes. This term we have a couple of dates over the weekend of 12 to 14 May when you will have the opportunity to join some local people in their homes (in small groups) and to bake or cook…

English History, Culture and Beliefs Course : Scotland and England: Rivals and Partners

Dinner and discussion at the home of Richard and Margaret Blake, and an opportunity to learn more about English culture, history and beliefs. A hot meal (with vegetarian options available) is followed by puddings, and then a talk from Richard. This Culture Course looks at the history of Scotland and England: rivals and partners. “The…

Hythe Ferry trip

Join us for a short ferry trip from Southampton’s Town Quay across Southampton Water to the town of Hythe where we will ride on the World’s oldest Pier Train, walk around the marina and visit the small village centre. We will catch the U1 bus from Highfield Interchange to town quay, where we will take the…

Open Home

Your chance to visit a local home, and to join us for an informal evening of tea/coffee and chatting. We are invited to the home of Richard and Margaret, who live near to the main Highfield campus – about 2 minutes walk from University Road/Burgess Road. We look forward to welcoming new and returning students, postgraduates…

Charles Dickens Day – all day trip

Come and join us to learn more about one of England’s most famous authors, Charles Dickens. We will have talks in the morning from Nigel Paterson, and then a visit to the Charles Dickens Museum in the afternoon (in Portsmouth), with a short stop at Gunwharf Quays shopping centre and harbour side, before returning to Southampton. …

Trip to Chichester

We will be taking a day trip to Chichester, where we will have the opportunity to explore this beautiful ancient town.  Chichester is a cathedral city in West Sussex, and it has a long history as a settlement from Roman times and was important in Anglo-Saxon times.    We will have a guided tour of the…

Open Home: What’s the meaning of Easter?

Your chance to visit a local home, and to join us for an informal evening of tea/coffee and chatting. We are invited to the home of Professor Ian Castro and his wife Lucy, who live near to the main Highfield campus – about 2 minutes walk from University Road/Burgess Road. We look forward to welcoming…

English History, Culture and Beliefs Course 3: People and Power – Kings and Parliament – How Britain is Governed

Dinner and discussion at the home of Richard and Margaret Blake, and an opportunity to learn more about English culture, history and beliefs. A hot meal (with vegetarian options available) is followed by puddings, and then a talk from Richard. This event is free, but booking in advance is essential, as it is very popular,…

Pancakes Evening

Join in with a traditional English Pancake evening (to celebrate “Shrove Tuesday”), which is being held and hosted by Central Baptist Church, Devonshire Road, SO15 2GY (near the city centre). The evening includes a chance to make and eat your own pancakes, and try a number of different toppings on them, as well as a…