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 Spring 2018 Programme

Activities and programme for Spring 2018 at 58 Chamberlain Road, 10am to 12 noon on the following Wednesday mornings:

Date Activity Organised be
Wednesday 10 January Chat about Christmas activities and holidays.
(& Preparation for New Year Party on Saturday, 13 January)
Maria, Pat
 New Year Family Party at Highfield Church Centre,
SO17 1RL, 3.00-5.30 pm.
 All committee
  Wednesday 17/01/18 Children’s Games & Rhymes Sharon, Rachel
 Wednesday  24/01/18 Dining in your country  Rie
  Wednesday 31/01/18 Travelling & Transport Experiences  Alison
 Wednesday 07/02/18  Love, Courtship & Marriage  Jill
 Wednesday 14/02/18  Half term: Coffee Morning and Games  Eva
 Wednesday 21/02/18  The British Royal Family & the Celebrity Culture   Ele, Jill
 Wednesday 28/02/18  Visit to Southampton Civic Centre, meet Sheriff, Councillor Barnes Andrew and his wife  Rachel
  Wednesday 07/03/18 International Women’s Day & Members’ Careers  Maria
Wednesday 14/03/18 Presentation on Spanish-speaking America  Elsa, Liliana, Vicky
Wednesday 21/03/18  Easter/Spring craft activity  Maria, Eva
 Wednesday 28/03/18 Easter & Spring Festivals  Pat

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 – 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 08/01/2018  No Meeting
Monday 15/01/2018  English Conversation Group starts
Monday 22/01/2018  Programme to be confirmed
Monday 29/01/2018
Monday 05/02/2018
Monday 12/02/2018  NO MEETING School Half Term  Elé
Monday 19/02/2018
Monday 26/01/2018
Monday 05/03/2018
Monday 12/03/2018
Monday 19/03/2018
Monday 26/03/2018

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