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.  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:

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 Autumn 2018 Programme

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

Date Activity
3 October Welcoming, “Getting to know you” game
10 October Holiday Memories. Please bring a maximum of 5 slides on a memory stick.
17 October Famous local writers
24 October Half-term holiday: Coffee Morning and Games
31 October Changing Role of Women in Society
7 November British Composers
14 November IWC’s Got Talent!
21 November Presentation of groups of interest to IWC members
28 November Outing to Winchester Christmas market
5 December Craft activity: making Christmas wreaths
12 December International Winter celebrations followed by carol singing
ADVANCE NOTICE: SATURDAY, 12 JANUARY 2019, NEW YEAR PARTY at Highfield Centre, 3:00-5:30 pm
All families welcome.

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 autumn term are as follows:

08/10/18 Making Friends and meeting people
15/10/18 Life at School – at home and abroad
22/10/18 NO MEETING (School Half Term)
29/10/18 Lost? Asking for and giving directions
05/11/18 Shopping and Favourite Shops
12/11/18 Daily Routines
19/11/18 Health : explaining symptoms and asking for advice
26/11/18 Leisure activities
03/12/18 Hospitality
10/12/18 Talking about food – my favourite recipes

58 Chamberlain Road