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.

For students studying in Southampton, see the Southampton Events page. For students studying in Winchester see the Winchester Events page.

We have a lot of events coming up in the Autumn term, scroll down for more information.

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.

Historic Winchester Tour

Join us for a guided tour of Historic Winchester. Winchester is the former capital city of England, and has many historical buildings and places of interest, including the Cathedral and the new Kings and Scribes: the birth of a nation exhibition, Wolvesey Castle and Palace, the river and watermeadows. The tour will start at 10am…

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…

Open Homes

Join us for an informal evening in local homes around Southampton. The evening will include refreshments and a short talk about Southampton. Come along with you friends and to make new friends. Booking is essential, so we know how many people to expect. Please book your place via Eventbrite. Open Home is free, and runs…

Visit to Oxford

More details to come soon. The Radcliffe Camera For more details about Oxford, see http://www.visitoxfordandoxfordshire.com/ If you are coming on this trip, download our  Oxford Information  and map with suggestions of what to see in the afternoon.

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…

Skittles and Games Afternoon

Enjoy playing skittles (a more traditional version of ten pin bowling) and a variety of other games. Drinks and snacks will be provided. We have a total of 20 tickets available for this event. This event is not suitable for children. Please book a place via Eventbrite, bookings will be open closer to the date.

Trip to British Museum (in London)

Trip to the British Museum trip by coach  Join us for a visit to the British Museum in London with a free guided tour of the museum in the morning “The British Museum in Two Hours”, and then decide how to use the rest of your day. In the afternoon you may want to look…

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…

Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and Dickens Christmas Festival day trip

All day trip to Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and the Dickens Christmas Festival on Saturday 30 November. “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.…