Welcome to Example Federation

Pauline GoddardFederation Chairman

Welcome to the Oxfordshire Federation

In Oxfordshire Federation we have approx 4,900 members spread across 141 WIs, with membership numbers of between 10 and 100 members, meeting in the mornings, evenings and afternoons.

We will have our usual selection of workshops, events and trips. We have trips to theatres, stately homes and concert halls as well as a good variety of talks and entertainment on offer. As always, we aim to accommodate all tastes with a mixture of training for our novice volunteers and both educational and fun outings for our members and, occasionally, when space permits, their friends too.

At a local level, lots of our members just want to have fun, perhaps learn new skills, have a pleasant social evening once a month, listen to a speaker, enjoy a drink together, whether it be tea or wine, and read our monthly magazine News & Views which opens up the possibilities of signing up for a trip, workshop and many other opportunities.  If space permits, these are often opened up to non-members too. It is all part of the WI ethos, which is to offer opportunities for enjoyable learning for life.

As part of those learning opportunities, we are lucky to have the WI's own residential college, Denman College, within our county. Our members are able to take full advantage of residential courses and day workshops in Denman's beautiful surroundings.

If you visit one WI and find it doesn’t quite suit your personality, do try another one in your vicinity.

If you are interested in joining us or finding out more, please check out our website ofwi.weebly.com or contact our federation office for more information on 01869 331081. You can also visit our page on Facebook for the latest news or Twitter to see what we are currently doing.


Jane Probitts
Federation Chairman