As we adapt to the new and changing restrictions, we know that many WIs are now holding their monthly meetings on line.
To help you with this we are compiling a list of speakers who would love to talk at your on-line meetings.

If you would like some help and advice to get your first on line WI meeting up and running please get in touch and one of our Trustee or Adviser will help you. 

Name – Jennifer Rigby 
Email –
Tel – 07753 684401

Title or subject of talk –
‘Shakespeare and Me’ an anecdotal talk describing my relationship with The Bard, including extracts from his plays and sonnets.
‘The Life of a 21st Century Actress’ an anecdotal talk about my career highs and lows!
‘Albert, Worms and George, Don’t do that!’ – featuring some of the great comedy monologues of days gone by.
Fee – £25

Name – Louise Grey 
Email –  
Tel – 07815 123 334
Title or subject of talk – My Journey from Housewife to Jewellery Expert
Fee – £0

Name – Murray Jacobs 
Email –
Tel – 07733 424792
Title or subject of talk – The “Must-Sees” of Cambridge
Fee – £25





Name – Howard Slater
Email –
Tel – 07453532852
Title or subject of talk – Various eg “East End of London”, “Audrey Hepburn & her war years”, “Glen Miller” please contact Howard for the full list.
Fee – £60





Name – Hannah Thompson at The Stitching Kitchen 
Email – 
Tel – 01280 469 724
Title or subject of talk – Indian Block Printing: talk and demo / Rag Rugs: talk and demo
Fee – £30





Name – Liz Doyle – Positive Change Coach   
Email –
Tel – 07446 116461
Title or subject of talk – I can do different exercises which can be interactive (which is helpful on zoom) – within the subject of self love and self worth – eg, Inner Child; Mirror Work; What do you deserve?
Fee – £30 donation to charity





Name – Lorna Hulme – All About The Sew
Email –  
Tel – 07963 734756
Title or subject of talk – How to make a fabric bottle bag in time for Christmas (lots of other demos available)
Fee – £to be agreed with speaker 





Name – Lucy Morgans – Travel Counsellor
Email –
Tel – 07810 557237
Title or subject of talk – The changes and Dramas of over 30 years working in the Travel industry.
This year I have celebrated working in the travel industry for 32 years. During this time I have seen a great deal of changes & dramas! – including of course this year with the effects of COVID19 on my beloved customers’ holidays.  Over the years,  I have travelled a great deal, this talk will whisk you off to some of these far-away places, whilst I will also discuss how things have changed for travel-agents working on the high street, and my experiences which have spun over 3 decades. My talk has been received extremely well with other WI Groups, so I do hope that you will enjoy listening to what I have to say!
Fee – £to be agreed with speaker 





Name – Wright Hassall
Email –
Tel – 07748591834
Title or subject of talk – We can provide speakers (lawyers) to discuss a wide range of topics with members. For example, in our private client team we can do talks on Wills, LPA’s, Powers of Attorney, Court Of Protection, Care Fees and funding, Probate, The Role of an Executor ect but can tailor this to suit the requirements of the audience
Fee – £tbc



Name – Julia Mitchell – Hatton Tai Chi 
Email – 
Tel – 07795 498949
Title or subject of talk – An introduction to Tai Chi & Qigong’ – Discover how to boost your immune system, improve your balance & strength, achieve a feeling of tranquillity & harmony. Talk & opportunity to take part (seated or standing)
Fee – £45



Name : Mike James
Email address : 
Tel number : 07956 877268
Title or subject of your talk : Food Heroes of Bath – Virtual Tour!
Speakers fee : £85


Name : Clare Pooley 
Email address : 
Tel number : 07767 297962
Title or subject of your talk : How my battle with alcohol addiction led to a new career as a novelist in my fifties.
Speakers fee (if applicable): £75


Name : John Johnson
Email address :
Tel number : 01564 797056
Title or subject of your talk : Johnsons Coaches Family History
Speakers fee: £30-40 donation towards our charity of the year


Name : Get Cooking! (Anne-Marie Lambert)
Email address :
Tel number : 07956 955 951 
Title or subject of your talk : Open to whatever you would like demonstrated or a cook along too.  A popular talk is
“Curry in a hurry using store cupboard ingredients and includes making chapatis, Vegan pancakes showing how to make the most of seasonal ingredients.”
Speakers fee: £65


Name : Julie Howard
Email address :
Tel number : 07760 185017 or 01926 843223
Title or subject of your talk :  Aotearoa, The Land of the Long White Cloud – a journey around New Zealand 2. From Cape Horn to the Atacama – travels in Argentina and Chile.
Speakers fee: donation to ACWW (Preferably minimum of £25, but more for large WIs)







Name – Barbara Lawson-Reay
Email –
Tel – 01492 582185

Title or subject of talk – A free talk on the founder members of the WI
Fee – £0