for international students in Southampton and Winchester

Past Events

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…

iExplore

iExplore gives international students and visiting academics an opportunity to explore the basics of Christianity and runs each term on Wednesday evenings close to the main university campus, at Highfield Church Centre, Highfield Lane, Southampton, SO17 1RL, 7.30pm to 9.30pm. The evening starts with a free meal, followed by a short talk about the bible or film…

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…

English History, Culture and Beliefs Course 2: English Judicial System – Courts and Justice

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,…

Countryside river walk followed by lunch in a local home

Join us for a countryside river walk, followed by bread and soup lunch in a local home.  A great opportunity to get out of Southampton and see some of the surrounding countryside nearby.   We will travel by train to Burseldon, from where we will start our walk. Meet at 9.15am at Southampton central to…

Open Home: Valentine’s Day – “all you need is love?”

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 1: England Separates from Europe – first time around!

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 evening looks at how England became independent and distinct from the continent…

Spring 2017 Programme

Here is our provisional programme for Spring 2017, we don’t have too many events over the exam period in January, as we know many of you are busy studying!  We’ll have more details soon, including times, for these events. Wed 25 January – Returning Home Seminar, 7.30 to 9.30pm, Highfield Church Centre (no need to…