Joining & Visiting


We love having visitors at our meetings! Most people visit one or two meetings before joining, you’d be very welcome to do that. Have a look at the Current Programme to find out when our next meeting is. We ask for a £5 donation at the door when you visit; please let us know you’re coming so we can make sure there’s enough cake for everyone.

Please note that our meetings are open to female visitors over 18 years old only. This includes everyone whose gender identity is female, and regardless of sexual preference or orientation.


Our membership is currently OPEN, we have a handful of spaces available on a first come, first serve basis. Places usually become available during the year; we renew our membership during January of each year, with current members being allowed to renew (or not) their membership first. We encourage you to check with one of the other WIs in the city, or the Cambridge Federation, to find other groups to join or visit. We are part of the Cambridge WI Collective (CamCo) and all groups in the collective tend to do things together and share social groups.

When we have spaces, joining is very simple: all you need to do is fill in our membership form and pay the fee. There is no selection process, all applications are accepted as long as they come from women (cis or trans) over 18 years old.

Membership to the Blue Belles entitles you to 11 meetings (January – December). The fee for 2020 is £43. However, new members can sometimes join later in the year, in which case you pay a pro-rata fee as follows:

Date of joining 2020 Total subscription due 2020
1 January – 31 March £43
1 April – 30 June £32.25
1 July – 30 September £21.50
1 October –  31 December £10.75

You can pay in cash at the meeting; if you prefer to pay by cheque or bank transfer please get in touch so we can give you the details.

We meet at the Friends Meeting House on Jesus Lane from 19:45 to 21:45

We are currently OPEN FOR NEW MEMBERS – every now and then we run of spaces, in that case you can join our waiting list in case a space becomes available. If you’d like to join Blue Belles (or be put on the waiting list if we’re full) please email us at with “New member” in the subject line. We aim to reply to all emails within 48 hours, but sometimes it takes a bit longer.

The Cambridge Federation of WIs has recently started a number of new WIs in Cambridge that might have places, too. To find out if any other groups have spaces or to express your interest contact Sally Kingman on Tel: 01223 234872, Email: 

Visitors: We welcome a limited number of visitors from other WIs and the wider community to our meetings. We ask for a donation at the door, to help cover the meeting expenses: £5 for non-WI members, and £3.5 for WI members. If you would like to attend a meeting as a visitor, please email us via with ‘Visitor’ in the subject line. 

Please do get in touch, we’d love to hear from you!