for international students in Southampton and Winchester

International students and visiting scholars are welcome to join us at any of our events.  We organise a programme of events for those studying in both Winchester and in Southampton.  There are opportunities to meet local people, make friends, and learn about British culture, customs and beliefs.

We have a lot of events coming up in the Autumn term, scroll down for more information. For students studying in Southampton, see the Southampton Events page. For students studying in Winchester see the Winchester Events page.

If you would like to know more about what Christians believe you can join us at iExplore on Wednesdays, at 7:30pm in Highfield Church Centre, Highfield Lane, SO17 1RL. 

Regular events – Autumn 2019

  • Every Monday International Café 7:30-9:30pm on Highfield Campus in Building 67, room 1001, see icafe page for details.
  • Every Tuesday Winchester School of Art (WSA) Conversation Café 6-7:30pm at WSA Cafe (Eastside), starting 24 September.

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 3

Dinner and talk at the home of Richard and Margaret. This is 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 on ‘The English Legal system’ given by a practising lawyer. This event is free, but booking in advance…

Culture Course Film: the Merchant of Venice

Join us to watch Shakespeare’s ‘The Merchant of Venice’ : “Shakespeare wove together two ancient folk tales, one involving a vengeful, greedy creditor trying to exact a pound of flesh: the other involving a marriage suitor’s choice among three chests and thereby winning their mate. Jewish moneylender Shylock seeks a literal pound of flesh from…

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…

Trip to Romsey and visit to Broadlands House

We will be taking a day trip to Romsey and a visit to Broadlands House. Broadlands is an English country house built in 1767, this stately and magnificent home of Lord Mountbatten contains an extensive portrait collection, elegant furnishings and china collections. In the morning there will be time to explore the small historic market…

Visit to Highclere Castle

Join us on the 15th April as we go to visit Highclere Castle. Highclere Castle has been home to the Carnarvon family since 1679. In more recent history, Highclere Castle has become the location of Downton Abbey, the TV drama and recent film. We will spend time exploring the house and gardens. Then, depending on…