The Pelvic Floor

This content was created in partnership with England Netball & TheWellHQ The pelvic floor is a hammock of muscles and ligaments that sits across the bottom of the pelvis. It connects from the pubic bone at the front to the coccyx at the back. Pelvic floor problems are common in all women, but especially athletes and […]

The Conflict Training Company

As a specialist in Conflict Management Courses since 2007 The Conflict TrainingCompany is equipped to provide you with an exciting learning opportunity. Ourinsights and practical strategies provide you with effective solutions to manageany kind of conflict or difficult conversation.Our courses are highly participative workshops. Those taking part have a realopportunity to explore how they personally […]

Pancake Day Recipes

Shrove Tuesday, also known as Pancake Day, is the traditional feast day before the start of Lent on Ash Wednesday. It is celebrated in English-speaking countries like the UK, Ireland, Australia, and Canada.   Looking for some pancake recipes, Here are some… Blueberry Pancakes Makes 16 – 20    Ingredients  150g self-raising flour  Pinch of salt  […]

February 2024 – Featured Crafts by Gillian Cain

Let’s Create and Bake… Whether you are looking for inspirational, seasonal recipes and cooking tips or fun activities to enhance your crafting passion and skills, members can enjoy a wealth of resources to create culinary delights in the kitchen and beautiful crafts for the home, all of which help promote better physical and mental well-being. […]

February 2024 – Featured Recipes by Lucie Wilson

Let’s Create and Bake… Whether you are looking for inspirational, seasonal recipes and cooking tips or fun activities to enhance your crafting passion and skills, members can enjoy a wealth of resources to create culinary delights in the kitchen and beautiful crafts for the home, all of which help promote better physical and mental well-being. […]

Liz Morris

Liz enjoys everything papercraft and has been making her own greeting cards and memory journals for as long as she can remember. Whether it’s crafting with children or adults, using materials found in the home or craft shops, Liz uses her years of experience to support beginners and challenge those who already enjoy papercraft.Liz’s classes […]

ACIE (Association of Charity Independent Examiners)

Association of Charity Independent Examiners (ACIE) was founded in 1999 with the aims of: providing advice, support, and training to any person who is – or is considering – undertaking independent examinations of small charities’ annual accounts; promoting and maintaining high standards of practice and professional conduct by members acting as independent examiners; and providing […]

Claire Salmon

Claire has over 25 years’ experience teaching in universities and colleges, and has been delivering on-line sewing classes for Denman at Home as part of the regular tutor team since 2020. As an active WI member from Gloucestershire Federation, she enjoys taking her workshops, demonstrations and talks to groups around the county and further afield, […]

Helen Gibson MBE

Helen Gibson MBE is an award-winning international business entrepreneur, inspirational speaker, author, coach and leadership expert.  Intent on transforming lives and changing the world for the better, Helen draws upon her own experiences as a CEO for her international company Agencia, which delivers on the frontline with health, justice, policing and security services, giving her […]

Steve Caroll

Steve Carroll is an artist and teacher with many years of experience in both disciplines whose passion permeates all of his work. Steve is an accredited Lecturer for the Arts Society and has travelled to places as diverse as America, India and Zambia to teach people. Steve’s strength is his vast knowledge of Art History, […]

Gill Towell

Gill set up GillyMac Designs to teach local children and adults to sew. Gill quickly won national awards with her children’s classes and was recruited to teach classes for Liberty of London and works nationally for the Quilters Guild of the British Isles. Gill works closely with the leading sewing manufacturer, Janome, and provides regular […]

Julie Sajous

Hello! I’m Julie Sajous, an artist and art teacher living on the beautiful Isle of Wight. My sunny studio sits in the garden here, surrounded by farmland and nature and not far from me is the sea. I trained as a Fashion Designer and after a career in New York and London, gradually moved into […]

Lindsey Barrell

WI President, Lindsey Barrell, has been signing for 13 years and has recently completed Level 3 in BSL (British Sign Language). Lindsey’s background includes supporting deaf students in a High School, working in outreach for Deafblind UK and being part of the ECL Sensory Team in Essex. From these roles Lindsey has gained a wide […]

Tilo Flache

Tilo is a travel-loving German living in Brighton who delivers travel talks spiced up with history, human interest, surprising details about the places and whatever looks fun and interesting. Some of his talks are focused on history with a bit of local trivia mixed in. Besides that, Tilo also runs beginners sessions for Technology workshops […]

Hayley Morgan

Hayley is a professional artist specialising in acrylic painting. She has a particular fondness for painting animals and the countryside. Hayley is passionate about sharing her love of art through in-person and online classes. She loves to share her expertise in acrylic techniques and help you to enhance your skills.  Hayley takes pride in creating […]

Felicity Jennings

Felicity loves teaching crafts via the WI Learning Hub. From crochet to drawing, dotting to paper crafts Felicity aims to make her classes fun and accessible for everyone. Felicity has worked in education for over 30 years and has been crafting all her life. She lives in the beautiful Yorkshire town of Harrogate and when […]

Sarah-Jane Stephens

Sarah-Jane, with 12 years of experience, teaches a blend of Pilates and Yoga, both in-person and online. Sarah-Jane’s unique approach involves creatively combining Yoga and Pilates to devise dynamic flows that energise and tone the body, ensuring a balanced feeling of strength and flexibility after each session. Her classes are diverse, offering a variety of […]

Dr Simon Gregor

Simon Gregor has been passionate about literature and history since he was a child studying the Tudors at secondary school!  He took his first degree in English Literature at the University of Cambridge, and later completed his PhD in History at the University of Wolverhampton.  Simon combines his passion for literature with that for history and has […]

Peter Lawrence

Since retiring from Scotland Yard’s “Royalty & Diplomatic Protection” in 1992, Peter has been an adult education tutor and lecturer, majoring on various aspects of our country’s history, including the development of London, East Anglia and sharing aspects of his experiences at Scotland Yard. Joining Denman in 1995, the WI has served Peter well over […]

Eleanor Launchbury

Eleanor Launchbury has been crafting as a hobby for many years. Eleanor loves experimenting with different mediums, but particularly loves crochet, resin and clay jewellery, needle felting and nail art. Since 2021, Eleanor has run a small business, Dilly Flowerpot, where she sells her crafts at local markets and fairs. Eleanor is looking forward to […]

Pat Lumsdale

Pat Lumsdale has worked with textiles for over 40 years.  Pat is a past Craft Adviser for the NFWI and has taught both in person, at Denman College, and online via Denman at Home.  Pat loves teaching patchwork and fabric crafts to those just discovering this very addictive stroking, cutting and stitching back together again […]

Vicky Constantine-Foster

Currently the Membership Operations Manager at the NFWI, Vicky has previously worked as the Young Adult Carers Service Manager at a local Carers Centre and before that as an Adult Carer Adviser. Vicky loves films, books (fiction), theatre and TV series – basically story telling in many different forms. Vicky enjoys getting immersed in and […]

Gillian Cain

Hi I’m Gillian, I am a craft enthusiast and I enjoy the whole process; I hope to offer something a bit different for beginners to advanced abilities.  I love all arts and crafts and have dabbled in many but there are still others to try!  Even before upcycling was a ‘thing’ I was using old and unwanted […]

Lucie Wilson

Hi, I’m Lucie and it’s very lovely to meet you. I’m your food and cookery baker, maker and writer and I love creating new and exciting recipes for you all. I am 22 years old, a WI Supporter and I live in Hampshire with my mum and our beautiful cats. During my childhood I was […]

January 2024 – Featured Crafts by Gillian Cain

Let’s Create and Bake… Whether you are looking for inspirational, seasonal recipes and cooking tips or fun activities to enhance your crafting passion and skills, members can enjoy a wealth of resources to create culinary delights in the kitchen and beautiful crafts for the home, all of which help promote better physical and mental well-being. […]

January 2024 – Featured Recipes by Lucie Wilson

Let’s Create and Bake… Whether you are looking for inspirational, seasonal recipes and cooking tips or fun activities to enhance your crafting passion and skills, members can enjoy a wealth of resources to create culinary delights in the kitchen and beautiful crafts for the home, all of which help promote better physical and mental well-being. […]

AOC (Association of Chairs)

AOC are an independent association of Chairs of social purpose and not-for-profit organisations formed in order to help Chairs with their unique task: leading the board in delivering the organisation’s aims. Who we are We are forward thinking and aim to deliver value to our members by providing information, commissioning research, peer support, networking and […]

Code First Girls

Code First Girls has become one of the largest providers of free coding courses for women globally, having delivered over £75 million worth of free technology education and teaching three times as many women to code as the entire UK university undergraduate system! They’re on a mission to close the gender gap in the tech […]

DSC (Directory of Social Change)

DSC has been helping make charities stronger for over 45 years. Put simply, we provide online training courses and conferences, publications, online funding databases, research, and lots of free resources on our website such as top tips and best-practice articles. If you work for a charity we aim to support you in everything you do. […]

Getting On Board

Getting on Board: Changing the face of trusteeship Getting on Board exists to make charity trusteeship more accessible, effective and inclusive by raising awareness of trusteeship, particularly within under-represented communities, and by helping trustees to have impact. Our training for and about trustees is introductory and covers a broad range of topics of interest to aspiring […]

The Restart Project

The Restart Project aims to tackle the climate emergency by making electronics work for people, for the planet, and for longer. We’re a people-powered social enterprise that believes every product should be repairable, and that repair and reuse should be accessible and affordable for everyone. Right now, we live in a throwaway economy. It can […]