for international students in Southampton and Winchester

Past Events

English History, Culture and Beliefs Course 3 : How England separated from the Continent of Europe

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,…

Bonfire Night Meal

Join us to celebrate Bonfire Night for the evening, which is being held and hosted by Central Baptist Church, Devonshire Road, SO15 2GY (near the city centre), from 7.30-10pm.  Come and find out why we celebrate with fireworks and a bonfire at the start of November each year (sometimes known as Guy Fawkes Night). We will…

Exploring Highfield – Walk with afternoon tea

Meet outside Hartley Library at 2pm Highfield Campus is the main campus of the University of Southampton, and the first buildings on the campus were opened on 20 June 1914. The campus developed from the Hartley Institution opened in 1862 (originally in the city centre). At the turn of the century, it became Hartley University…

Woodland Walk: Winchester

A two hour walk through woodlands near Winchester – enjoy the falling golden leaves and look for colourful fungi. Followed by a cup of tea and cake in a local home. Pick ups at Winchester University and at the School of Art 2:15 PM. Booking essential. (maximum 20, please wear appropriate shoes and clothing –…

Open Home

Your chance to visit a local home, and to join us for an informal evening of chatting with tea, coffee and and light refreshments. 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.…

English History, Culture and Beliefs Course 2 : How England became a nation

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,…

iCafe – term time

International students are invited to come to iCafe, hosted by students from the iCafé team, from Southampton University Christian Union.   (NB This is not a Friends International Event) Southampton University Christian Union students organize iCafé, which meets every Monday in term time, and welcomes new (and returning) international students. There is no need to…

Titanic Walk, with afternoon tea

The titanic set sail from Southampton on 10 April 1912 on her maiden voyage to New York; but just a few days later she sank in the North Atlantic Ocean, on 15 April 1912, after colliding with an iceberg. More than 1,500 people died, including 549 people from Southampton, who were on board as crew.…

Guided Tour of Historic Winchester, including Great Hall and Winchester Cathedral

Guided tour of Winchester including a few of the city landmarks, starting at Winchester Train station. This trip is for the morning only.  Winchester is the former capital city of England, and has many historical buildings and places of interest, including the Cathedral, Wolvesey Castle and Palace, the Great Hall and the river and watermeadows. You will need…

Open Home: Winchester

Join us in a local home for snacks and chat and to explore what’s different about British culture. Pick ups at Winchester University and at the School of Art 7:45 PM. Booking essential. (maximum 16 people). To book a place, please email Rod Lawrence, with your name, your mobile phone number, and whether you need…