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. 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
Email: iwclub@soton.ac.uk

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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. 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:

Date Activity Organised by
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
Sunday
2 July
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

Date Topic Leader
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.

58 Chamberlain Road
58 Chamberlain Road