At our July meeting we were joined by Kathy Reed, CFWI’s Denman Representative, who spoke with enthusiasm about the history and work of the W.I.’s own adult education college. Some members are already “old hands” at Denman, but for those who have never been or have only recently joined it was a chance to find out about the surprising range of provision which the college offers and the significant role it plays in the life of the W.I.
Some members were interested to learn that each Federation has responsibility for its own room at Denman; Kathy had brought along pictures of the Cornwall Room for us to look at. During a previous Federation visit, the then-Chairman, Barbara Corbett and her husband had spent the week not in classes but in painting and redecoration the Cornwall Room for future visitors!
Members can, of course, attend courses at Denman at any time, but Kathy told us that the next Federation visit will be in May 2019. Details of the programme will be available next year, but we can all start saving now for three days of learning and laughter in the wonderful peace and tranquillity of the Oxfordshire countryside.