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.

English History, Culture and Beliefs Course 1

Dinner and discussion at the home of Richard and Margaret, 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, and…

iExplore: What do Christians believe about science?

Join us for an iExplore Special event on Wednesday 29th January 2020. We will eat a hot meal together which will be followed by a short talk “What do Christians believe about science?”, by a local Professor of Biochemistry, and then time to ask questions and discuss this topic. Please book your place via Eventbrite

Lunar New Year Event

Join us for the evening on Friday 31 January to celebrate Lunar New Year. There will bring and share food. Please feel free to bring a dish to share. There will also be games and craft to celebrate Lunar New Year. Please book your place via Eventbrite.

English History, Culture and Beliefs Course 2

Dinner and discussion at the home of Richard and Margaret, 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, and…

Trip to Romsey

We will be taking a day trip to Romsey, where we will have the opportunity to explore this beautiful town. We will have a tour around the town and then have a light lunch in local home. After this, you can explore Romsey further or you can get the train back to Southampton or Winchester.…

New Forest Walk

Join us for a trip to the New Forest on Saturday 22 February. More details to come soon.

English History, Culture and Beliefs Course 3

Dinner and discussion at the home of Richard and Margaret, 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, and…

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…