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The programme includes occasional talks, coffee mornings, luncheons, receptions, concerts and other cross-cultural activities such as the Friendship/Cultural visits, all of which are designed to promote friendship and understanding between women of member countries or who are members of likeminded organisations. These events are held in a variety of interesting locations, from private homes, restaurants and clubs, to Embassies and High Commissions and funds raised go, primarily, to the Council’s support of Training Programmes (see Courses page).

Where the venue is not restrictive on numbers, events are opened more widely.

Recently The Women’s Council has joined six other organisations with ties to the Commonwealth in sharing a limited number of events. For example, in 2016 we visited The Middle Temple and the most recent event was a river trip to Greenwich and visit to The Queen’s House.

Please contact: Mrs Gerda Pope at for more information.


Tour of Leighton House Museum

A tour of Leighton House Museum, 12 Holland Park Rd, Kensington, London W14 8LZ built by the noted Victorian artist Frederick Leighton.
The Leighton House website address is:


10:45 AM

25th April 2018


2018 AGM

Once again shall be holding our AGM at the University Women’s Club at 2, Audley Square, Mayfair, London W1K 1DB. After the meeting the will be an opportunity to share lunch. Full details will be circulated to all members and co-operating organisations.
The University Women’s website address is :


11:00 AM

1st May 2018

Day in the City

Note : Time to be confirmed.
TWC members will be joining members of several other organisations with ties to the Commonwealth for a “Day in the City”. This will begin with a private lecture in Guildhall, the scene of so many fascinating and sometimes frightening events in English History – and still the Headquarters of the Corporation of the City of London. Guildhall is where, in a highly theatrical and symbolic ceremony, each new Lord Mayor accepts office and responsibility for the Mansion House. It is known as “The Silent Ceremony” because the only words spoken are the those of Lord Mayor’s acceptance.
The party moves on to Pewterers Hall for lunch and, afterwards, there will be an opportunity to visit St Lawrence Jewry, the official church of the Corporation of the City of London, the Commonwealth and The Royal Marines. It is also where the annual Spital Sermon is delivered. After a tour and talk on this particularly special church, tea will be available.
Information about each of these venues can be obtained from the following websites :
Guildhall :
Pewterers Hall :
St Lawrence Jewry Church :


10:00 AM

10th May 2018


Annual Garden Party at the ROSL

Note : Time to be confirmed.
For a number of years our Annual Summer Tea has been held at the House of Lords. However, this year, at the suggestion of our Hon. Vice President Baroness Flather, this event will take its place at The Royal Overseas League (ROSL), Park Place, St James’s Street, London SW1A 1LR. If wet we shall move indoors to the Princess Alexandra Hall.
The ROSL website address is :


02:30 PM

20th June 2018

Some Recent Events

Christmas Luncheon at the National Liberal Club

11th December 2017

The end of the TWC year was celebrated, as so often before, at the NLC under the sponsorship of Ruth Whitehouse. Sadly there had been some heavy snow falls two…

Coffee and Film 'Margarita With A Straw' at the RAG

16th November 2017

This film was premiered in London a couple of years ago, but very few membeers had a chnce to see it. Another opportunity was offered at The RAG in the…

Diana, Her Fashion Story

13th November 2017

On this visit to Kensington Palace we had a large group of PERWAKILAN Ladies and about 9 ladies of The Women’s Council members and guests. Kensington Palace has been the…

4th Konooz Fine Art Auction

28th September 2017

Once again Mrs Zainab Al-Farhan Al Imam generously offered the proceeds from the auction of one of the paintings on display to The Women’s Council. Conducted by Bonham’s, this prestigious…

A Tour of Spencer House, July 2017

17th July 2017

The visit to Spencer House in July was extremely popular, with 40 members and friends attending. This late 18th century town house was built by the 1st Earl Spencer, ancestor…

House of Lords Afternoon Tea 2017

18th May 2017

TWC welcomed visitors and guests, many from FIWAL, to its annual Afternoon Tea sponsored by Hon Vice President Baroness Flather. Mr Richard Rieser, who joined the tutors for lectures on…