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Women's Institute march against a lack of toilets at the Old Cattle Market bus station in Ipswich

Cooking a Local Recipe with the Cobble Hill Women's Institute - Shaw TV Duncan

The Queen's Speech - Women's Institute Centenary Annual Meeting

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Queen opens Women's Institute annual meeting

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Safe sex and jam: the Women’s Institute at 100

You might think it’s all about jam and baking but the Women’s Institute – celebrating its 100th birthday – has always been at the cutting edge when it comes to championing family life.<p>Nearly 30 years ago, when Marylyn Haines-Evans was what she describes as a “slip of a girl”, she stood up before a …

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inVisible - Ladies of a certain age - introducing Women from Totnes Women's Institute.

The Women's Institute - celebrating 100 years

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Women Favored for STEM Jobs, Finds Cornell Institute for Women in Science Study

The tide, it seems, is turning. According to a new study by the directors of the Cornell Institute for Women in Science, women are actually twice as likely to be chosen for tenure-track position in university science departments than their evenly matched male colleagues. This finding differs …

Duchess of Cambridge 'interested in joining' Women's Institute

The Duchess of Cambridge is said to have expressed an interest in joining the Women's Institute in what could be a PR coup for the organisation<p>The Duchess of Cambridge could be joining the Women's Institute - giving the women's organisation a huge publicity boost.<p>Kate has confirmed that she is …

Timeline: 100 years of the Women's Institute

The WI are celebrating their centenary this June - but who are they and what have they done to change Britain for the better?<p>Think the Women's Institute is just jam and Jerusalem? Think again - <b>they've been campaigning on issues</b> as widespread as AIDs and equal pay for almost 100 years. Ahead of …

Meet the many faces of the Women's Institute

Over the past 100 years, the WI has transformed from its rural roots and this year is even making an appearance at Glastonbury. These are the modern faces of the Women's Institute<p>On Thursday, the members of the Women’s Institute will gather at London’s Royal Albert Hall to <b>celebrate its centenary</b>. …

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Royal Albert Hall

The Women's Institute: 100 years of ballsy, brilliant women who quietly changed Britain

For 100 years the Women’s Institute has been quietly fighting to change all parts of society. Emma Barnett highlights some of the organisation's more unexpected and groundbreaking campaigns<p>The Queen has spoken of her pride at seeing a woman become prime minister during her reign, as she joined a …

How Laura Trott became the face of the Women's Institute

Olympic cyclist Laura Trott tells Anna Tyzack about being proposed to in her pyjamas and her ambition to inspire more women to take up cycling<p>Armed with a teapot, double Olympic medal winning cyclist Laura Trott is working the room at a Women’s Institute tea party in Wimbledon, south-west London. …

Wetwang, Cockermouth and Bell End: Place names 'too rude' to be viewed at Women's Institute

Organisers of WI's Centennial Fair in Harrogate, North Yorkshire, ask author of Lesser Spotted Britain to cover up 'offending' mugs and tea towels<p>An author appearing at a Women's Institute event was banned from selling merchandise featuring rude place names, including Wetwang, Cockermouth and Bell …

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New Study Reveals Why It's So Damn Hard Out There for Female Filmmakers

In sum: Gender bias sucks.<p>The day after Kathryn Bigelow became the first woman to take home the Oscar for Best Director in the 87-year history of Hollywood's biggest honor, articles and insiders speculated on how monumental and how game-changing the win would be. At that moment, the entertainment …

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Founding rooms of the Women's Institute listed to celebrate 100 years

The buildings where the WI was founded have been re-listed by the government in honour of their contribution to Britain<p>It was not the most glamorous of beginnings: an inauspicious back room of a Sussex pub growing to a network of very ordinary village halls across England.<p>The founding buildings of …

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Women in Business Q&A: Maureen Cavanagh, President, Vision Impact Institute

<i>Maureen Cavanagh was recently named President of the Vision Impact Institute, currently supported by Essilor. The mission of the Vision Impact</i> …