The first W.I. group was commenced in Ontario, Canada but it was not until 1915 that a group was started in U.K. It is a non sectarian and non party political organisation reaching out to women in all sections of the community. Groups are friendly and stimulating with much to offer in our own villages as well as at county and national levels.There are opportunities to make new friends, learn new skills and become involved with sporting and leisure activities.
Denman College is the W.I.s own residential adult education college near Oxford which was established in 1948 and now offers some 500 greatly varied courses of 2 to 4 days duration.
Bassingbourn-cum-Kneesworth W.I. commenced in 1920 and has been running ever since except for a short break in 1948. Meetings are held monthly except for August and take place in the Community Room at Knutsford Road on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 7.30pm.The business and reports are first on the agenda followed by a speaker or demonstration. Light refreshments are served and there is a competition and raffle. Visiting guests may attend for £2 up to a maximum of 3 meetings.
A variety of outings and interests are organised by the Cambridge County Federation. The AGM of the National Federation is held at varying venues in June when delegates attend and also members if wishing to do so.
Visitors are always welcome to our meetings and telephone if you wish to make any enquiries. Our main meetings are featured on the village notice boards and on the Events Page of this website.
Jean Hamdorff. 01763 242139