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Oxfordshire WI committees and their activities

 Oxfordshire WI offers an enormous variety of other meetings, trips, talks lectures and workshops to meet the needs, interests, and pursuits of our members.There are several committees that organise these activities. Some events are also open to Non-Members so for more details please go to the Contact Us page.

Combined Arts: Chairman - Teresa Allen 

This committee gives members opportunities to grow their knowledge across all aspects of the arts. Visits to museums, theatres, and art galleries, are arranged by this group, as well as organising  the annual Christmas social evening and auditions for speakers.

Communications & Marketing: Chairman - Linda Mustill

This committee looks after all communications both within the organisation and to the wider community in  the county. Members receive copies of the “Oxfordshire Inspires” magazine and regular communication via email. There  are both  Facebook  and  a website to promote the organisation  across  the  whole of Oxfordshire. The Press Officer liaises with  a variety of  county wide and area publications.

Culture & Science: Chairman - Catherine Blaxhall

This committee organises a range of events highlighting science, heritage, and history at home and abroad. The Group enjoys exploring areas of science and organising events and presentations that are of interest to members. Previous events have included "Secret Gardens" discovering 17th century Gardens and "Inside Diamond" explaining what really happens behind the scenes at the Diamond Light Synchotron at Harwell. 

Home & Garden: Chairman - Graeme Gettings

This committee covers cookery, crafts, horticulture, flower arranging and home design. It offers opportunities for members to improve on and learn new skills by organising demonstrations, workshops, competitions, and outings. The annual craft competition allows members to showcase their talents and covers a different topic each year.

Membership Support: Chairman - Hilary Dix

This committee consists primarily of the WI Advisers and is responsible for all aspects of training and development of WIs across the county. Help and advice is available to members to encourage the charity's promotion of the WI's aims of Educating Women and Girls. Workshops are provided to help committee members run their WI. These include Presidents, Secretaries, Treasurers as well as Programme Planning and Marketing. his committee mainly consists of WI Advisers and is responsible for all aspects and development of WIs. It offers help, advice and training to members and encourages the promotion of the aims of the WI.

Out & About: Chairman - Julie Pearce

This Committee is very much about what  members would like from a day coach trip out. Be it a National Trust property, various venues in London, see spectacular scenery, or even go back in time to see how history has evolved– we travel in all directions, and visit wonderful places. The opportunities are endless so come and join us.  

Public Affairs & Campaigns: Chairman - Sarah Griffey

This committee promotes and supports WI campaigns and organizes inspiring events. It also backs Oxfordshire's WI Climate Ambassador team and their local efforts to achieve the Clean Rivers mandate. The committee plans and supports both virtual and in-person events for WIs, focusing on important issues such as women's health, ADHD, domestic abuse, and the significance of campaigning. Members are informed about all initiatives through the in-house magazine, Oxfordshire Inspires. Collaborative efforts with charities like Reducing the Risk (of domestic abuse) and Friends of the Earth help to create a shared understanding of the broader issues affecting women and society, enhancing the committee's work.

Holiday Team

This team organises holidays both in the UK and abroad for WI members and their friends.

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