This month we are meeting at the gates to Islington Green (just outside Waterstones bookshop) between 6:45 – 7:15 and we will be setting off on a scavenger hunt and mystery tour with a touch of challenge […]
Martin Bentham is the Home Affairs Editor of the London Evening Standard. You may also recognise him from his appearances on BBC news and Sky news, where he regularly appears reviewing the papers. Meeting with us he […]
We went on an outing to the Feminist Library, where we had a guided tour of their archive collection of Women’s Liberation Movement literature. Their second-wave (1960s-1990s) material is especially expansive.
We had our Annual General Meeting, where we discussed the WI’s 2015 resolution: ‘Failing to care – assessment of need in long-term care’, elected our new committee and president, and had a clothing/accessories swish. Members brought up […]
We were joined by Miss Ballooniverse who injected colour, glamour and fun into our meeting with favourite characters, outrageous costumes, elegant jewellery and caricatures – all made from balloons of course!
Evan Davis joined us to discuss a wide range of subjects as varied as Russell Brand, the BBC, elections, Dragons’ Den, interviewing techniques and woolly whippets! Evan Davis was the BBC’s Economics Editor from 2001- 2008, following […]
We learnt a little more about the committee members (and lots of random facts) when they hosted quiz rounds on their specialist subject. With lots of time for teams to debate the answers, it proved to be very […]
“Blessed are the Cheesemakers!” to quote the mighty Monty Python. We welcomed Philip Wilton from The Urban Cheesemaker AKA Wildes Cheese for a talk and sampling. There were delicacies available for purchase on the night. Philip turned to […]
We had a fascinating insight into the licensed drinks industry with a female insider who works for one of the big companies. We heard her speak about current themes and trends, and how things have changed over […]
We hosted the yearly resolution debate featuring free pizza for one and all! On top of that we held an AGM and voted in new committee members including a new president, secretary and treasurer. Thanks to everyone […]
We learnt to Charleston with Nikki Santilli. Nikki is a vintage jazz dancer & teacher. She’s been dancing since the age of 4 and she uses old film clips to learn new moves. She dances, writes shows and performs at […]
We had an outing to Sh! Women’s Erotic Emporium in Hoxton Square where we heard the story of Sh! boutique from the female director Katherine Hyde who told us about her experiences of being a woman in the […]
We met Andrew Humphrey AKA the Tupperware Man. Andrew is a new breed of party-seller bringing the concept to the current decade. Retro-fun! The meeting took the theme of a Tupperware party but was all about the social […]
We heard a fascinating talk by Adam Brand who is a professional graphologist. He uses handwriting analysis in a variety of scenarios such as checking compatibility of potential partners, assessing candidates for jobs, describing ancestors for genealogists, […]
We were thrilled to be joined by India Knight. A Londoner, a mum, a journalist for The Times, a Penguin author, a Victorian house owner, a Twitterer and a Culture Vulture. There was a Q&A lucky dip with […]