for international students in Southampton and Winchester

Past Events

Want to get a flavour of what is on throughout the year?  You can scroll through some of our previous events here.

Fireside Carols

You are invited to one of two local homes for the evening, to sit around a fire, and listen to music and readings which tell the story of the first Christmas and enjoy some snacks (special Christmas food). We will have around 45 minutes of music and readings, followed by snacks. (please note this is…

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…

WSA Conversation Café

Winchester School of Art (WSA) Conversation Café 6-7pm in WSA Café, Eastside Building  International Students at Winchester School of Art are invited to join us tonight as we start our weekly discussion group. Each week we will discuss a different topic for example “Is honesty always the best policy?” and tea and coffee and snacks will be provided. No need to book,…

iCafe – every Monday in term time

International students are invited to come to iCafe, hosted by students from the iCafé team, from Southampton University Christian Union.   (NB This is not a Friends International Event) Southampton University Christian Union students organize iCafé, which meets every Monday in term time, and welcomes new (and returning) international students. There is no need to…

Christmas Baking

Each year we hold a popular baking evening, where you can learn how to make traditional english baked goods (such as cakes, biscuits as scones). 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…

Global Café Central

Global Café Central in the City Centre, 7-9pm at Lighthouse Church, St Mary’s Road, SO14 0BB With Christmas Celebrations this week. Global Café Central in the City Centre, 7pm to 9pm at Southampton Lighthouse International Church, St Mary’s Road, SO14 0BB. Global Cafe Central at Lighthouse is run by Lighthouse Church and Friends International volunteers,…

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:  3:45, 5:30, 7:15, and 9pm (the middle two are the busiest services, so come to the 3.45pm or…

Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and Dickens Christmas Festival day trip, by train

All day trip to Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and the Dickens Christmas Festival on Saturday 1 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.…

English History, Culture and Beliefs Course 3 : How the Sea 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. This event is free, but booking in advance is essential, as it is very popular,…

Trip to British Museum (in London)

Trip to the British Museum trip by coach  – booking for this trip on eventbrite is now open 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…