The Women's Institute is the largest women's organisation in the UK and is a modern voice for today's woman.
The WI plays a unique role in providing women with educational opportunities and the chance to build new skills, to take part in a wide variety of activities and to campaign on issues that matter to them and their communities.
The WI is as relevant today as it was when it was launched in 1915. And it is just as radical. The WI is here to enable women like you to 'make a difference' - to the life you lead, to the Community you are a part of and to the world you live in.
The National Headquarters of the WI is in London and they also have a residential college in Oxfordshire called Denman College. They produce a membership magazine WI Life which members receive, free of charge. The WI is broken down into Federations and Gedling Women’s Institute belongs to Nottinghamshire Federation. The Federation focuses on friendship, learning new skills, campaigning on important issues and of course, having lots of fun! The Federation regularly holds craft workshops as well as social and educational outings. Gedling WI is also part of a local group of WI's with Arnold, Bestwood Village, Netherfield, Sherwood and Woodthorpe, known as the 'Plains Group'. You can contact the National Headquarters at:
NFWI 104 New Kings Road, London SW6 4LY Telephone: 020 7371 9300
You can contact the Federation at: Nottinghamshire Federation of Women's Institutes Trent Bridge House Beastmarket Hill Newark Nottinghamshire NG24 1BN Telephone: 01636 673 550 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
The NFWI web pages are here: www.thewi.org.uk Notts Federation also has a web page on this site.