Women's Institute

The WI is very much an atmosphere of growth. During the two years I've been a member we've learned such a variety of skills. We can now make cocktails from ice-cream, we've been taught what makes a great beer from a local independent brewery, how to make seed bombs and make an insect friendly garden...
The ‘Loose Women’ ladies have found the perfect way to celebrate the 100th birthday of the Women’s Institute - by recreating
To help the Women's Institute celebrate its centenary in the UK, historian Lucy Worsley is going behind the town hall doors
I joined soon after and have never looked back. Having moved to Bristol through work (at the time, I managed a shop and the only people I knew were the people working for me), I was desperate to meet new friends and people in my community. I wanted to try new things and do something of an evening that resulted in more than just sitting in front of the soaps.
People are often intrigued as to what the 'new breed' of modern WIs' actually do during their meetings. Do they bake cakes, sing Jerusalem or perhaps hate on men? The answer is none of the above (I do eat cakes that other people make though).
Name: Lucy Rider Age: 33 Occupation: Recruitment Manager Joined WI: 4 years ago Name of WI group: Buns & Roses What sets
Conversation Changers
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,
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
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.
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.