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.

Visit to Oxford

On Saturday 26 October we will be taking a day trip to Oxford by coach. When in Oxford we will be taken on a leisurely guided walk through the city centre, pausing to stop at some of the most well-known and iconic buildings and for a visit to the Divinity School in the Bodleian Library.…

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…

Bonfire Night Meal

Join us to celebrate Bonfire Night for the evening, which is being held and hosted by Central Baptist Church, Devonshire Road, SO15 2GY (near the city centre), from 7.30-9.30pm.  Come and find out why we celebrate with fireworks and a bonfire at the start of November each year, this is sometimes known as Guy Fawkes…

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)

Join us for a visit to the British Museum in London, travelling by coach. In the morning, we will stay together in small groups and enjoy seeing a selection artefacts in the Museum. In the afternoon, you may want to look at other parts of the museum, join a group going to the Charles Dickens…

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.…

Christmas Baking

This term we have a Christmas baking evening, when you will have the opportunity to join some local families in their homes (in small groups) and to make some goodies that we usually make around Christmas time, including mince pies and biscuits that are traditional for Christmas. Please book a place online via Eventbrite, bookings…