for international students in Southampton and Winchester

Past Events

A brief history of the English Language

A talk and discussion about the history of the English Language, followed by refreshments and time to chat. We have a maximum 20 places available, for undergraduate and postgraduate students only (the evening is not suitable for children). This event is free, but places must be booked in advance.  Please book a place via eventbrite.…

Christmas Meal

Starting at 12.45 and finishing at 4pm. We will enjoy a traditional Christmas Lunch of roast turkey (vegetarian and halal option available), roast potatoes and seasonal vegetables followed by pudding. We will also have a short talk about Christmas and Christmas Carol singing followed by mince pies and coffee. Cost £5 per adult/student and £2.50…

Christmas Baking for Students in Winchester

Learn to bake something traditional for Christmas – such as biscuits, mincepies or other sweet treats  – stay to eat, and discover more about our Christmas customs. Pick ups at Winchester University and at the School of Art 4:00 PM. Return by 9:00 PM. Booking essential. (maximum 16). To book a place, please email Susan…

Open Home: Christmas

Join us for an informal evening of at the home of Professor Ian Castro and his wife Lucy. We look forward to welcoming undergraduate students and postgraduate (Masters and PhD) students from around the world and the evening will include Christmas refreshments and a short talk from Eugenia Lawrence – explaining what Christmas is and…

Fireside Carols

Richard and Margaret invite you to join them for the evening, sitting round a log fire at their home, listening to music and readings which tell the story of the first Christmas and enjoying some special Christmas food. We will have around 45 minutes of music and readings, followed by food. This event is free,…

Christmas Carols by Candlelight

Come and celebrate Christmas with traditional Christmas carols (songs), readings from the Bible, a talk about the meaning of Christmas and prayers. This service is so popular that the same service is repeated at four different times:  4pm; 5.45pm;  7.30pm and 9.15pm (the middle two are the busiest services, so come to the 4pm or…

Visit to Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, by train

All day trip to Portsmouth Historic Dockyard for the Christmas Fayre on Saturday 2 December. “Visitors can explore the snow-covered Dickensian streets in the awe-inspiring setting of the dockyard, which is home to the new Mary Rose Museum, HMS Victory, HMS Warrior 1860, HMS M.33, National Museum of the Royal Navy and Action Stations.  Our…

English History, Culture and Beliefs Course 4: How the sea has shaped Britain

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. In this culture course evening, Richard Blake will be telling us how England’s island status and the…

Visit to Oxford

Booking for the Oxford trip opens at 9am on Saturday 14 October. Tickets cost £17.75 per person.  Places must be booked in advance on eventbrite. Tickets for the day include return coach travel, a guided walk around some of the most important and interesting parts of Oxford with Richard Blake and a visit to the…

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,…