Womens' Institute

Brogan Driscoll

Forget Tea And Cake, The Young Women's Institute Members Would Rather Have A Beer

HuffingtonPost.com | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 14.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

The Women's Institute (WI) has long been associated with blue rinse, homemade jam and knitted cardigans - but, as the organisation reaches its centena...

A Guide to Celebrating the Royal Birth

Ben Dalton | Posted 22.09.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Ben Dalton

Fellow country(wo)men, rejoice in the ceasing of all our woes! The blessed babe this day is born, joy to the world, etc. Here's the Tab guide to getting on a jolly that will rival that time there was a daddy longlegs in your McDonald's and you got a free six-pack of nuggets.

WI and NCT Report Finds Women Unsupported and Midwives Pushed to Their Limits

Ruth Bond | Posted 03.07.2013 | UK Politics
Ruth Bond

Maternity care is a journey, and all too often, there are points along the way where women are let down, left uninformed, and disempowered, and the lack of midwives lies behind this. Government directives, clinical guidance and decades of policy based around 'choice' is only worth the paper it's printed on,

LOOK: WI Group In Epic Pirate Fail

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.05.2013 | UK Comedy

Not a headline you read every day, we grant you. But then not every day has a story like this one, from the North Devon Journal: Whoops. ...

Rebuilding Consumer Trust in Food

Ruth Bond | Posted 27.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Ruth Bond

Food labelling is back in the headlines as EU ministers meet today to discuss the deepening horse meat crisis as it spreads across Europe. As recent events have shown, regulations regarding food labelling in the UK are lax and frequently serve to mislead the consumer.

Volunteers Cannot Continue Being Used as Sticking Plasters in the Library Service

Ruth Bond | Posted 24.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Ruth Bond

As the demand for volunteers grows, we must look at what can be realistically expected of our volunteers. People volunteer for a wide range of reasons; they might care passionately about a cause, it might be the sense of affirmation that they get, others might volunteer in order to gain new experiences or to meet new people.

In Praise of 'Old School' Women

Melanie Jones | Posted 27.06.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Melanie Jones

I sit on the committee of the Wylye Women WI Lite (like the traditional Women's Institute but aimed at younger women - think Mojitos and Mamma Mia rat...

Life in the Country: Winter Part Two and Latest in Hay-On-Wye's Battle Against Tesco's

Kate Holmes | Posted 16.03.2012 | UK
Kate Holmes

Tesco's seems to be getting a lot of flack in the national press - maybe its monopoly will finally break. Whatever the outcome, the negative press is all good timing for the Plan B protest group in Hay.

The Art of Being a Wingwoman

Jo Rourke | Posted 08.10.2011 | UK Lifestyle
Jo Rourke

Women like to do things together - go to the bathroom, try things on, drink wine, hunt. We're pack animals - always have been, always will be.