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, SO17 1PS. For more details, please email them.
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, 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 2019 Programme
Activities and programme for Spring 2019 at 58 Chamberlain Road, 10am to 12 noon on the following Wednesday mornings:
|9 January||Chat about Christmas activities and holidays.|
|16 January||Cultural Differences in how we dress|
|23 January||Visit to Ascension Church to see the stained-glass windows|
|30 January||Inspiring books in Easy English|
|6 February||Asian Culture – comparing their similarities & differences|
|13 February||Southampton – stories of people & places|
|20 February||Half term: Coffee Morning and Games|
|27 February||Taking care of our backs – with Lisa Roberts|
|6 March||International Women’s Day – members’ careers|
|13 March||Visit to Mayor’s Parlour|
|20 March||Spring craft session|
|27 March||Easter & Spring Customs|
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, at 58 Chamberlain Road. Topics for the Spring 2019 term are as follows:
14/01/19 – Booking hotel accommodation / making travel arrangements
21/01/19 – Marriage – benefits and challenges
28/01/19 Debate: cosmetic surgery should only be performed on those with genuine need
04/02/19 Debate: Climate change and pollution
11/02/19 Employment: do we live to work or work to live?
18/02/19 HALF TERM ( no meeting )
25/02/19 Debate: Homelessness – how should we respond / what are our responsibilities?
04/03/19 Debate: Charity shops – an eyesore or a valuable contribution?
11/03/19 Pets : a British obsession?
18/03/19 Debate: Social media – the language of text messaging and emails is producing an illiterate society
25/03/19 Talking about your own country (please bring something typical to show)