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British Federation of Women Graduates

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Charity Events

March 8, 2018, International Women's Day Coffee Morning to raise funds for the Hegg-Hoffet Fund

Book Group

Next meeting is January 9, 2018, at Cafe Rouge, Canterbury at 10.30 am.  


 Charity Update


Beatrice Furre was the recipient of the Keynes Prize this year which was presented on June 1 at a reception in the Seniour Common Room with the Master of Keynes and members of staff in the psychology department.  Bea's research had been into benevolent sexism.

April 2, Ploughman's Lunch at home of Felicity Lawrence raised ... towards the Keynes Prize.

International Women's Day, March 8, coffee morning at home of Christel Moor raised £66 for the GWI Hegg-Hoffet Fund.

After a collection at the Christmas Lunch to add to the funds raised in June, the total taken to help the women's refuge over Christmas was £300.

Sunday, November 13, Ploughman's Lunch at home of Ann Chadwick raised £100.


June Tea Party at home of Ann Temple.  A most successful and delicious event raising £135 for the Women's Refuge. 

The April, the Wine and Cheese Lunch at the home of Aldwth Garside raised £82.50 for the Bina Roy Partners in Development Fund

Just before Easter the President presented the annual Keynes Prize to Jaimee Mellion for her outstanding work in the psychology department.

 In February, the Wine and Cheese Lunch at the home of Christel Moor raised £112  for the Bina Roy Partners in Development Fund.

In December a Coffee Morning at the home of Jennie Landsberg, much enjoyed by members, raised funds for the Women's Refuge which together with donations at the Christmas Lunch raised £213.  This has become known as the 'Nappy Fund' as these are so needed in the Christmas season.  We were able to donate toiletries too to make arrival in the home more bearable.

Postponed walk and lunch raised £130 towards the prize awarded to a Keynes student.

International Women's Day, March 8, 2015, wine and cheese lunch at home of Christel Moor raised £118 for the GWI charity: Bina Roy Parners in Development.

Lunch at Ann Chadwick's raised £112 for Education Uganda, the charity supported by the Southern Region of BFWG

CAWG Involvement in 2016-17

June 10 Research Presentation Day at HQ.  5 members attended this excellent day.

March 25, 2017. Canterbury hosted the Sourthern Regional Meeting in Ashford by 20 members, 10 of them from Canterbury Association. As well as the business meeting (minutes on the BFWG website) there was a most interesting lecture from Dr Ping Zeng o the University of Kent on the changing position of women in China.

March 11, 2017.  The BFWG Executive Meeting at HQ was attended by Aisha Alshawaf, Vice-President, Jennie Landsberg, Chair of Finance Committee, and Christel Moor, CAWG President.

December 3, 2016.  The President of Graduate Women Interantional, Geeta Desai, attended the International Meeting to discuss the changes in GWI and its financial position.  The President of CAWG who was at the Triennial GWI in Cape Town in August was delighted to see her and was grateful for her vision for GWI.

November 15, 2016.  Several members attended the House of Lords Seminar.  This was a most interesting event which was followed by tea.

CAWG Involvement in 2015-16

CAWG President took part in the Graduate Women International trieniel conference in Cape Town in August. She ran the Hegg-Hoffet Fund charity shop which raised £1,100.  Details in BFWG News and on the GWI website.

5 Members attended the AGM and Conference held at Denman College in July.  Details of speakers are in BFWG News.  Canterbury Association benefits from having very up to date information and direct input into the Management Team as one member is a national Vice-President and another chairs the Finance Committee.

On June 4, 5 members attended the most informative day 'To Celebrate Eleanor Rathbone' held at the University Women;s Club and organised by the Greater London Association of Women Graduates.

In May, 4 members attended the most fascinating Research Presentation Day at HQ where the topics were varied and stimulating and the presentations of a very high standard.

In April, 4 members took part in the Southern Regional Meeting and AGM in Wokingham

3 members attended the BFWG Executive Meeting in March. One as a BFWG Vice-President, one as Chairman of the Finance Committee and one as proxy for the Director: Regional Representative.

The President attended the Irish Federation of University Women Conference weekend in Dublin in October.

The President and Past President attended the Beijing + 20 Meeting at HQ on October 10.

In September the President attended the University Women of Europe Conference and AGM in Utrecht, Netherlands.

CAWG Involvement 2015

7 members were delegates at the BFWG AGM and Conference in Birmingham in July.

3 members of CAWG took part in the University Women of Europe Meet and Greet in London on May 29 and 30.  This included presentations and a dinner at the University Women's Club.

One member spoke at the Irish Federation of University Women's international meeting in Dublin.  She explained the history and current work of the GWI charity, the Hegg-Hoffet Fund. She repeated this talk for the newly reformed Greater London Association of Women Graduates.

The Regional Meeting in Winchester on April 25 was attended by five members of CAWG.

On April 18, two members attended the European Day at BFWG HQ.  This was a most interesting and stimulating day with three speakers. Members enjoyed the discussions which were engendered. 

One member took part in a meeting on April15 of the new association in London. 

On March 21, 3 members attended the Symposium on Feminist Action in Kent at Kent University, celebrating 50 years of radical action.

6 members of the Association attended the Executive Meeting at HQ on March 14, one as Vice-President, one as Chair of the Finance Committee, one as Regional Representative and Company Director and three as observers.

CAWG has responded to the consultation on the future of library services in Kent and members have responded individually.

On November 17, 2015, several members joined family, past teaching colleagues and past pupils of Megan Lowe to celebrate her 100th birthday with a tea party, cake and champagne.  In twos and threes we visited her in her house nearby where she held court surrounded by cards and gifts. Still bright as a button, she reads News avidly and keeps up with Canterbury members in whatever role they fulfil, as she is a proud founder member of our association.


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