Comberton Women’s Institute

We are a friendly group of around 30-40 ladies of all ages who meet on the second Tuesday of the month in the Village Hall. We are an active group, enjoying a speaker at most meetings. There are also additional craft and gardening groups.

If you are new to the village or your circumstances have changed, do consider coming along to a meeting.
For friendship, education, fun, stimulation and a chance to be yourself for the evening.

Give it a go! We are so much more than Jam and Jerusalem

Take a look at our programme for this  year – hopefully there’s something to interest everyone. Do come along and see what’s on offer !

For further information contact the Secretary. E-mail: @

See also the web site for the National Federation of Women’s Institutes.


 Comberton WI Programme  2024/5

March 12th

Enchanted  India – Ray Munden      

April 9th

Cambridge Per Diem – Rosie Zanders

May 14th


June 11th

Community Response to Homelessness  – Matt Nelson

July 9th

Make,  Do and Mend – Amanda Sutherland  

August 13th


September 10th

The Dark Lady of DNA – Alan Osborne

October 8th

Bells and Bell Ringing – Tom Ridgeman

November 12th

Winnie Cobb’s Car (1st lady taxi driver) – Marion  Leeper   

December 10th

Christmas party

January 14th

Flour Milling Through The Ages – G.M. Bruce

February 11th

Annual Meeting

previous years programmes…



March 14th

Chair based exercises – Pat King

April 11th

Spinning & Weaving – Jacqui Fuller

May 9th Resolutions

June 13th

An Introduction to astronomy – Jonathon Clough

July 11th

Clearing up Victorian Cambridge & the Riverside Pumping Station – John Flood

August 9th

Outing to Bourn Mill

September 12th

Plastics, packaging and the planet – what is really going on – Paul Earnshaw

October 10th

Vita Sackville West – Carol Pook

November 14th

The history of Gin – Fiona Symonds

December 12th

Christmas party

January 9th

History of Royal Papworth – Becky Proctor

February 13th

Annual Meeting


February 8th

Annual Meeting

March 8th

Phobias and Memory Strategy – Sally Crawley

April 12th

British Sign Language – Jane Kennedy

May 10th


June 14th

Mill Road Cemetery – Claire Martinsen

July 12th

An Introduction to Gemstones – Jason Middleton

August 10th

Afternoon tea at Bourn Mill – (includes a talk)

September 13th

Coco Chanel – Carole Pooke

October 11th

The Cambridge Phenomenon – Kate Kirk

November 8th

Flower Arranging – Madeleine Bradley

December 13th

Christmas Party – Members evening

January 10th – 2023

Care Network  – Karin

February 14th

Annual Meeting


WI Prog 2020-2021,  but deferred due to pandemic

WI prog 2019-2020

WI Prog 2017/2018

WI Prog 2014/2015

and earlier years..

from 2011 on our archive site…