International Women’s Club
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. 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:
• 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
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. 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 Summer 2017 Programme
Activities and programme for Summer 2017 at 58 Chamberlain Road, 10am to 12 noon on the following Wednesday mornings:
|Wednesday 26 April||Holiday memories (members bring slides of their Easter holidays and activities)||Elé|
|Wednesday 3 May||Discussion on national customs and characteristics||Rie, Elsa|
|Wednesday 10 May||Outing to Hillier Gardens in memory of Tony Chandler||Rosemary|
|Wednesday 17 May||Presentation of IKEBANA (and Japanese Tea Ceremony) by Aikiko||Rachel|
|Wednesday 24 May||Gardening morning||Maria|
|Wednesday 31 May||Half term: coffee and games||Eva, Pat|
|Wednesday 7 June||Annual General meeting and chocolate tasting||Rosemary|
|Wednesday 14 June||Favourite places to visit in the UK||Pat|
|Wednesday 21 June||Strawberry picking at Pickwell Farm, Burlesdon|
|Family Tea Party in the Pavilion, The Portswood Residents’ Gardens SO17 1QT 3-5.30 p.m.|
|Wednesday 5 July||Coffee morning at the Club, followed by Committee Meeting|
|Wednesday 2 August||Coffee morning at the Club|
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 – Summer 2017 Programme
On Monday mornings in summer, we hold coffee mornings in member’s homes rather than having the English conversation group at 58 Chamberlain Road. If you would like to host a coffee morning, please sign up below against a suitable date. For more information please contact Rosemary
|May : Monday 1, 8, 15,22,29||Contact the IWC club for the addresses for coffee mornings at members homes on these dates (as we don’t list personal addresses on the website)|
|June: Monday 5, 12,19,26||Contact the IWC club for the addresses for coffee mornings at members homes on these dates (as we don’t list personal addresses on the website)|
|July: Monday 10||Contact the IWC club for the addresses for coffee mornings at members homes on these dates (as we don’t list personal addresses on the website)|
|Wednesday 5 July||Coffee morning at 58 Chamberlain Road|
|Wednesday 2 August||Coffee morning at 58 Chamberlain Road|
|Wednesday 6, 13, 20 and 27 September||Coffee morning at 58 Chamberlain Road|
Members are welcome to bring their pre-school children. Toys are provided. However mothers are responsible for their children at all times.