for international students in Southampton and Winchester

International students, postgraduates and scholars are welcome to join us at any of our events.  We organise a programme of events for students in both Winchester and in Southampton.  There are opportunities to meet local people, make friends, and learn about British culture and customs.  This page lists all the events in Southampton and Winchester.

For events for especially for Southampton students, see the Southampton Events page. For events for Winchester students please go to the Winchester Events page

iExplore

iExplore gives international students and visiting academics an opportunity to explore the basics of Christianity and runs each term on Wednesday evenings close to the main university campus, at Highfield Church Centre, Highfield Lane, Southampton, SO17 1RL, 7.30pm to 9.30pm. The evening starts with a free meal, followed by a short talk about the bible or film…

Exploring Highfield – Walk with afternoon tea

Meet outside Hartley Library at 2pm Highfield Campus is the main campus of the University of Southampton, and the first buildings on the campus were opened on 20 June 1914. The campus developed from the Hartley Institution opened in 1862 (originally in the city centre). At the turn of the century, it became Hartley University…

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 7.30-10pm.  Come and find out why we celebrate with fireworks and a bonfire at the start of November each year (sometimes known as Guy Fawkes Night). We will…

English History, Culture and Beliefs Course 3 : How England separated from the Continent of Europe

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 event is free, but booking in advance is essential, as it is very popular,…

Visit to Oxford

Booking for the Oxford trip opens at 9am on Saturday 14 October. Tickets cost £17.75 per person.  Places must be booked in advance on eventbrite. Tickets for the day include return coach travel, a guided walk around some of the most important and interesting parts of Oxford with Richard Blake and a visit to the…

English History, Culture and Beliefs Course 4: How the sea has shaped Britain

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. In this culture course evening, Richard Blake will be telling us how England’s island status and the…

Visit to Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, by train

All day trip to Portsmouth Historic Dockyard for the Christmas Fayre on Saturday 2 December. “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.  Our…

Christmas Carols by Candlelight

Come and celebrate Christmas with traditional Christmas carols (songs), readings from the Bible, a talk about the meaning of Christmas and prayers. This service is so popular that the same service is repeated at four different times:  4pm; 5.45pm;  7.30pm and 9.15pm (the middle two are the busiest services, so come to the 4pm or…

Fireside Carols

Richard and Margaret invite those of you who are not going to iExplore to join them for the evening, sitting round a log fire at their home, listening to music and readings which tell the story of the first Christmas and enjoying some special Christmas food. We will have around 45 minutes of music and…

Open Home: Christmas: “It’s all about the present…”

Join us for an informal evening of tea, coffee and chatting, at the home of Professor Ian Castro and his wife Lucy.  We look forward to welcoming new and returning students and scholars. We will have a short talk about Christmas – entitled “It’s all about the present…”   We will be explaining what Christmas is, and…