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Women of Warwick WI

The Women's Institute (WI) was formed in 1915 to revitalise rural communities and encourage women to become more involved in producing food during the First World War. Since then the organisation's aims have broadened and the WI is now the largest voluntary women's organisation in the UK. The WI celebrated its centenary in 2015 and currently has 212,000 members in around 6,600 WIs.

We hope that forming a group here at Warwick will create a new opportunity for ladies to meet new friends in a non-work environment, socialise, learn new skills and have fun as well as work together to achieve success in fundraising activities and raising awareness on issues that matter to us and the local community.

Come along and see what we are getting excited about – and be prepared to be surprised if you think you know what a WI meeting is like!

Future Sessions

We meet on the first Wednesday of each month at 5.15pm for a 5.30pm start - details as below:

2 June 2021 Nick Martin: "Stories of British Mammals" Online
7 July 2021 Dr Mike Tildesley: "The COVID-19 pandemic - transmission, control and the role of models in informing policy" Online
Friday 6 August 2021 Social In-Person (TBC)
1 September 2021 "Get Cooking" with Anne Marie Lambert - Dinner Cook-along Online
15 September 2021 Treasure Hunt On-Campus
6 October 2021 Jane Barnes: "Tales from a Dairy Farmer's Wife" Online
3 November 2021 AGM TBC
1 December 2021 Festive Fun TBC

Our Meetings

Find Us: Online

Currently our meetings take place online. Please email us for the link to our upcoming meeting.

Keep in Touch

  • Subscribe to our monthly email by emailing us on womenwarwickwi at gmail dot com
  • Follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/warwickwow
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Committee Members

Susanna Jackman (President)
Sharon McGladrigan (Assistant Secretary)
Anne O'Rourke (Vice-President)
Lesley Preston (Treasurer)
Julie Taylor (Secretary)

Contact details

womenwarwickwi at gmail dot com

Membership details

  • Any woman (aged 18 or over, as per WI regulations) can join from within the Warwick community (staff, students, nearby residents or staff relations)
  • Annual subscription for 2021 is £44.00 payable by cash, cheque or direct bank transfer (details of which can be obtained by sending an email to the above address). This entitles you to ten meetings throughout the year and the bi-monthly magazine.
  • Visitors/guests can attend a maximum of one meeting per annum before subscribing. A donation would be welcomed.
2021 Subscription Fees

April 2021 - March 2022: £44.00

July 2021 - March 2022: £33.00

October 2021 - March 2022: £22.00

January 2022 - March 2022: £11.00

Gift Aid Form

Useful links

Warwickshire WI and Warwickshire WI Facebook

National Federation of Women's Institutes (NWFI)

Equality + Diversity Policy