About the WI
The Women's Institute (WI) was formed in 1915 to revitalise rural communities and encourage women to become more involved in producing food during the First World War. Since then the organisation's aims have broadened and the WI is now the largest voluntary women's organisation in the UK. The WI celebrated its centenary in 2015 and currently has almost 220,000 members in approximately 6,300 WIs.
The WI plays a unique role in providing women with educational opportunities and the chance to build new skills, to take part in a wide variety of activities and to campaign on issues that matter to them and their communities.
The WI is based on the ideals of fellowship, truth, tolerance and justice. The organisation is non-sectarian and non-party political. WIs are charitable and everything they do must be consistent with that special legal status.
The villages of Dyrham and Hinton are based in the beautiful countryside just outside of Bath. The W.I. aims to provide a range of interests for all, ranging from music to baking, crafts, sciences, debates and walking, to name but a few. It’s all about learning new skills, practicing old ones and enjoying the company of like-minded women. We also aim give back to the community in which we live and to promote a caring community.
We meet every second Thursday of the Month in Dyrham Village hall (unless stated otherwise) at 7 pm.
Please come along for tea, coffee or a glass of wine. We naturally welcome women of all ages and backgrounds. We hope to play a role in providing women with the chance to acquire new skills and to take part in a wide variety of activities and to campaign on the issues that matter to our community and us.