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

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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 Spring 2017 Programme

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

Date Activity Organised by
Wednesday 11 January 2017 Chat about Christmas activities and holidays.
Wednesday 18 January IWC got talent (Music, Dance, craft-display)  Israa
Wednesday 25 January Spring festivals around the world  Elé, Maria
Wednesday 1 February Discussion on family life Jill, Asuka
Wednesday 8 February Presentation :Niche market in Japan Rie and team
Wednesday 15 February Houses & Homes Fariba
Wednesday 22 February  Half term: Coffee & Games morning  Eva, Maria
Wednesday 1 March  Visit to Mayor’s Parlour  Rosemary
Wednesday 8 March  International Women’s Day and member’s career’s followed by a committee meeting  Rachel, Pat
Wednesday 15 March  Craft morning: Spring and Easter decorations  Eva, Jenny or Rie
Wednesday 22 March  Easter customs  Maria

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 – Spring 2017 Programme

Programme for the English Conversation Group at 58 Chamberlain Road, 10.20 am to 12 noon on the following Monday mornings:

Date Topic Leader
Monday 16/01/17 Organising travel, and holiday accommodation Jill
Monday 23/01/17  Weather and climate Elé
Monday 30/01/17 Weddings and marriage (please bring yourphotos) Rosemary
Monday 06/02/17 Finding somewhere to live and your ‘dream home’ Rachel
Monday 13/02/17  Media and technology Rosemary
Monday 20/02/17 HALF TERM ( no meeting )
Monday 27/02/17 Current Events: discussion of articles in newspapers and magazines  Elé
 Monday  06/03/17 Law in England  Rachel
 Monday 13/03/17  Eating out: choosing from a menu  Jill
 Monday  20/03/17 Talking about your own country (please bring something typical to show)  Rachel

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