Yarnton has a thriving WI that is open to women of all ages. We meet on the 2nd Thursday of each month (except August) in the Village Hall at 7.30 pm and our activities cover a wide range of subjects both social and educational, and include occasional outings and visits. There is also the opportunity to join other WIs for talks and coach outings or to learn a new skill at the WI College in Marcham. Details of the next meeting are printed in the Village News and the full programme for 2018/19 is listed below. We have a lively membership and enjoy ourselves at meetings and at events in between, and we welcome visitors and new members. Do come and meet us!

Yarnton W.I. 2018/19 Programme

April 12th  - Frances Benton: A Passion for Pearls 

May 10th  - We will discuss the Resolutions for the National Federation AGM in June.  This will be followed by a talk about ‘Tax, Care and Toy Boys’ - dealing with finances in later life. Raffle, Books

June 14th - Members’ Craft Evening. Demonstrations and a chance to have a go at various crafts.

July 12th - Liz Woolley: Oxford’s Base and Brickish Skirt’.  Following her fascinating talk last year and our walking tour, Liz will be telling us about some of Oxford’s suburbs. This will be an Open Meeting. Book Stall, Raffle

August 9th - No meeting, but an 80th Birthday meal at Sturdy’s Castle, members only

September 13th - Andrew Hazelden from Yarnton Pottery will be telling us about Tin Glaze Pottery. Andrew is making birthday bowls for all our members to celebrate our 80thBook Stall

October 11th - Harvest Supper.  Come and join us for good food and good company. Competition, Raffle

November 8th - Analiza Jones: The making of hand-woven bags from the Philippines. Book Stall

December 13th - The Wine Tipster: Wine tasting with Neil Philips (Monty). This will be an Open Meeting. Raffle


January 10th - Lindsay White: The work of the Blue Cross animal charity. Book Stall

February 14th - Glenda Appleton: Street Pastors in Oxford City, the invaluable work of this group of people.

March 14th - Annual Meeting. Book Stall, Raffle

For further information, look at our website on http://yarnton-wi.webs.com


Gaynor White. tel. 01865 433770, email [email protected]


Suzanne White, tel. 07715 362240, email [email protected]