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.

Walk and Talk Saturday 8th May 2021

Join us for our May Walk and Talk event and the opportunity to walk and talk with another student and one of our volunteers. We will meet near the blue/green gates at the entrance to Southampton Common on Cemetery Road where it joins Northlands Road (the gates are shown on Google maps Cemetery Rd –…

Picnic on the Common on Saturday 24th April

  We would like to invite you to join other international students and local Friends International volunteers for a picnic at 1pm on Saturday 24th April on Southampton Common. We will meet at the blue/green gates at the entrance to the Common on Cemetery Road (click here for a map) where it joins Northlands Road…

Easter Garden Meet-Ups

Some of our national restrictions have now lifted and we are able to meet up in groups of up to 6 people outside in public spaces and private gardens with social distancing. Please see the Government website for full details about current Covid-19 restrictions We would like to invite you to visit one of…

Power, Parliament and the People

Power, Parliament and the People – where does the Queen fit in?  Join us on Zoom to hear more from Richard about this topic, just a few days before the Queen celebrates her 95th Birthday on 21st April. Please contact us for the Zoom details.

Spring Quiz

Join us for a quiz about nature in Springtime and an opportunity to chat with friends. Please contact us for the Zoom details.

Easter Traditions

Join us from 6.30-8pm on Saturday 3rd April to find out more about what is celebrated at Easter and how it is celebrated in the UK and around the world. Please contact us for the Zoom details.

Setting Free The Slaves

Join Richard and other students and volunteers as we think about this important subject. The Atlantic Slave Trade was the most shameful crime of 18th Century Europe. This illustrated talk examines how an English lady, a Scottish surgeon, an African prince, a former slave, a naval captain and a Member of Parliament (with their allies)…

Life Leadership Course

Leadership is a lifestyle. Leadership affects everything you do. Are you willing to invest in your leadership ability? The Friends International Life Leadership Programme is a unique opportunity for international students who want to rise to the challenge of leadership. Learn invaluable lessons for all contexts of life and embark on the life-changing journey of…

An Introduction to British Culture

Join us on Saturday 13th March 2021 at 10.30am for an Introduction to British Culture with Dr Nigel Paterson. Nigel’s presentation will be followed by an opportunity to ask your questions about British culture and chat with others.  To join this event you will need to register for a place via Eventbrite

The Day I met the Queen!

Join us at 7.30pm on Friday 5th March 2021 to hear about Liz’s trip to Buckingham Palace to be awarded an OBE. Liz will be sharing about her experience of visiting Buckingham Palace to meet the Queen and be awarded the honour of Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE). She will also…