for international students in Southampton and Winchester

Past Events

Trip to Osborne House on the Isle of Wight

Join us for a Day Trip to Osborne House, Isle of Wight,  including ferry journey to the Isle of Wight and entrance to Osborne House.. “It is impossible to imagine a prettier spot” said Queen Victoria of Osborne House, her palatial holiday home on the Isle of Wight. Visit Victoria and Albert’s private apartments, their…

Returning Home?

If you will be leaving Southampton in the next few months then please come and join us for an evening to help you reflect on your time in the UK and begin to prepare for returning home. Drinks and snacks will be provided. We will be discussing some of the issues involved in returning to…

New Forest Walk

New Forest Walk with Afternoon Tea.  No cost for trip, but you will need to bring £4.20 for cream tea. We will be meeting at 1pm at the IEEE building carpark (building 32 on Highfield Campus) to drive by car to Burley, in the New Forest.  We will go on a walk of approximately 4…

Garden Railway

Garden Railway 1-4pm at 87 Pointout Road, Bassett, SO16 7DL Join us for a ride on a small train which covers the length of a small garden. John and Glynis (our hosts) have this tiny train and railway in their back garden, with an engine built from scratch. Come and have a cup of tea…

English History, Culture and Beliefs Course : Modern Britain- Welfare, Warfare and wherever next?

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 : Modern Britain – Welfare, Warfare and wherever next? After ten…

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…