THE WOMEN'S INSTITUTE
Biography: 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, with over 212,000 members in around 6,600 WIs. Although the challenges we now face have changed dramatically over the last century, the WI is as relevant today as it has always been because of its continuing aims to inspire and educate women regardless of age. The WI offers its members the opportunity to campaign on issues that affect women, to learn new and traditional skills, as well as enabling women to be at the heart of their community.
The WI is synonymous with great home-cooking and domestic excellence, and the organisation has a long history of publishing books. The most recent publications have included VINTAGE TEA TIME, ONE POT DISHES and TRADITIONAL FAVOURITES, all of which offer traditional WI recipe collections in keeping with the ethos of the organisation.
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