The WI was formed in 1915 to help revitalise rural communities and encourage women to help with food production during the First World War. Since then our aims have widened and the WI plays a unique role 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.
Nowadays each of the 6,300 WIs are unique and what their members make it, from burlesque dancing to arranging wild flowers, competitions and learning opportunities both locally and nationally.
A big part of the WI is the campaigns that it runs. From equal pay to climate change, from gaps in the midwifery workforce to the plight of the honey bee, WI members have embraced a diverse set of challenges and built a reputation for the WI as a practical and ambitious organisation that doesn’t shy away from tricky issues.
The Lincoln WI is a vibrant city centre group of ladies all ages, backgrounds and locations in and around Lincoln. We meet in the Grandstand on the first Thursday of the month at 7.15pm.