Fairfield now has its own branch of the WI and it has got off to a flying start with many at the inaugural meeting at the beginning of the month.

They meet on the first Wednesday of the month in the Community Hall in Kipling Crescent.

Speaker for Wednesday, 2nd October – Dr Kay Elder (IVF)

IN 1984 Dr Kay Elder joined Bourn Hall, the world’s first IVF clinic, established by Patrick Steptoe and Robert Edwards after their breakthrough with ‘test-tube’ baby Louise Brown. By 1986, 2000 IVF babies had been born worldwide, 1000 of these as a result of treatment at Bourn Hall¹. Kay managed the transition of IVF from in-patient to out-patient treatment cycles and became Head of the Outpatient Department.

You do not have to be a member to come and listen to Dr Elder, but will be charged £5 on the door as a guest.

The long held concept of the WI that it is for the older women was proved wrong at the first meeting.

It is open to women of all ages and we have new members join every month.

Womens Institute