for international students in Southampton and Winchester

International Women’s Club

Ladies Chatting after the IWC meeting
Ladies Chatting after the IWC meeting

The International Women’s Club , IWC, is linked to the University of Southampton, and is run by volunteers connected to the University. IWC meets on Wednesdays in term time, from 10am to 12 noon, at 58 Chamberlain Road, SO17 1PS.

. These meetings are friendly, relaxed and informative, with a programme of talks and demonstrations. Children are welcome but are the responsibility of the mothers at all meetings.  The group offers:

Trip to pick strawberries in Summer
Trip to pick strawberries in Summer

• a social meeting place for women of all nationalities
• help with English conversation
• a friendly atmosphere and the chance to meet new people
• opportunities to learn about other countries
• information about schools, transport, health and other topics

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The programme is usually very varied, and includes some outdoor activities, such as this gardening morning

In the Autumn and Spring terms, there is also a group for English Conversation on Monday mornings, from 10.30 to 12.00, at 58 Chamberlain Road, SO17 1PS. In the summer term there are Monday coffee mornings at members’ houses.

In addition, the club organises social outings and a Christmas party, when husbands, children and friends are welcome to come and join too. IWC is mostly made up of ladies who are the wives of postgraduate students or staff, but female students are also welcome to join.

International Women’s Club Autumn 2017 Programme

Activities and programme for Autumn 2017 at 58 Chamberlain Road, 10am to 12 noon on the following Wednesday mornings:

Date Activity Time
Wednesday 6 September 2017 coffee morning (10:30 am – 12 noon)
Wednesday 13 September coffee morning (10:30 am – 12 noon)
Wednesday 20 September coffee morning (10:30 am – 12 noon)
Wednesday 27 September coffee morning (10:30 am – 12 noon)
Wednesday 4 October Welcoming: “Getting to know you” game  (10 am – 12 noon)
Wednesday 11 October Holiday Memories. Please bring a maximum of 5 slides on a memory stick.  (10 am – 12 noon)
Wednesday 18 October Autumn Festivals in the UK and around the World  (10 am – 12 noon)
Wednesday 25 October Half-term holiday: Coffee Morning and Games  (10 am – 12 noon)
Wednesday 1 November Outing to Southampton City Art Gallery  (10 am – 12 noon)
Wednesday 8 November Jane Austen, Britain’s most famous female author.  (10 am – 12 noon)
Wednesday 15 November Our homes, an international comparison.  (10 am – 12 noon)
Wednesday 22 November The United Kingdom, one country and four nations!  (10 am – 12 noon)
Wednesday 29 November History of English Language  (10 am – 12 noon)
Wednesday 6 December Decorating Gingerbread men and Christmas cards  (10 am – 12 noon)
Wednesday 13 December Christmas customs in the UK and singing of Christmas Carols (international)  (10 am – 12 noon)
Wednesday 20 December No meeting
ADVANCE NOTICE: SATURDAY 13th JANUARY 2018 NEW YEAR PARTY at Highfield Centre, 3:00-5:30 pm
All families welcome.

Pre-school children are welcome at these meetings – toys are available to play with.  Please note: mothers are responsible for their children at all times.

International Women’s Club English Conversation Group – Autumn 2017 Programme

On Monday mornings from 10.30am to 12 noon, from the start of the Autumn term, there is an English conversation group at 58 Chamberlain Road. The programme for this term is below:

Date Topic Leader
Monday 09/10/17 Getting to know you, and ‘small talk’  Rachel
Monday 16/10/17  School Education  Jill
Monday 23/10/17 NO MEETING School Half Term
Monday 30/10/17 Lost? Asking for and giving directions  Rachel
Monday 06/11/17 Shopping and Favourite Shops  Alison
 Monday 13/11/17  Daily Routines Elé
Monday 20/11/17 Health : explaining symptoms and asking for advice Alison
Monday 27/11/17 Leisure activities Elé
Monday 04/12/17  Talking about food – my favourite recipes Jill
Monday 11/12/17 Hospitality Elé

Members are welcome to bring their pre-school children. Toys are provided. However mothers are responsible for their children at all times.

58 Chamberlain Road