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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:

1st May 2019 Hanging Basket Making + Resolutions Kings Hill Nurseries + The Burnt Post
5th June 2019 Barnados OC1.03, Oculus
3rd July 2019 TBC CMR1.2, Uni House
7th August 2019 Summer Social TBC
4th September 2019 Prof Suzy Moat: "Big Data" TBC
2nd October 2019 Prof Michael Scott: "Sicily - an island for everyone?" TBC
6th November 2019 AGM TBC
4th December 2019 Christmas Treats TBC

Our Meetings

Find Us: Uni House

The CMR rooms are in University House at the edge of campus - find it on our campus map.

There is parking in Car Park 16 (Uni House) for staff members, or Car Park 12 (Westwood) for non staff members. Car Park 12 is pay and display.

Find Us: Oculus

The Oculus Building is in the centre of campus - find it on our campus map.

There is parking available opposite the Sports Centre in Car Park 8. This Car Park is pay and display.

Please note that Car Park 7 is now closed.

Refreshments

In our meetings we provide tea, coffee and biscuits for a small donation. Please feel free to bring along your own cold drinks or preferred refreshments.

Keep in Touch

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

Susanna Pinkney (President)
Elizabeth Coyle (Events)
Sharon McGladrigan (Assistant Secretary)
Anne O'Rourke (Vice-President + Events)
Lesley Preston (Treasurer)
Julie Taylor (Secretary)

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 2019 is £42.00 payable by cash or cheque and entitles you to ten meetings throughout the year and the bi-monthly magazine.
  • Visitors/guests can attend a maximum of one free meeting per annum. A charge of £4.50 per session thereafter will be required
  • Subscription fees for 2019 are as follows:

January - December: £42.00

April - December: £31.50

July - December: £21.00

October - December: £10.50

Useful links

Warwickshire WI and Warwickshire WI Facebook

National Federation of Women's Institutes (NWFI)

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