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

3rd October 2018

Quiz Night with our very own Quizmaster - Soozi Pinkney

CMR 1.2 University House
7th November 2018

AGM and Viki Cooke - Founding Partner of Britain Thinks and Member of University Council

CMR 1.2 University House
5th December 2018 A Floral Christmas with Julia Mitchell CMR 1.2 University House


Committee Members

Soozi Pinkney (President)
Anne O'Rourke (Vice President)
Sharon McGladrigan (Secretary)
Lesley Preston (Treasurer)
Elizabeth Coyle (Events)
Julie Taylor (Events and Social Media)
Jane Hutton (Events)

Contact details

womenofwarwickwi 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 2018 is £41.00 payable by cash or cheque and entitles you to ten meetings throughout the year and the bi-monthly magazine.
  • Subscription fees. 2018 fees are as follows:

October to December - £10.25

  • Visitors/guests can attend a maximum of one free meeting per annum. A charge of £4.50 per session thereafter will be required

Useful links

Warwickshire WI and Warwickshire WI Facebook

National Federation of Women's Institutes (NWFI)


Women of Warwick Twitter