Denman College

cornwall-at-denmanCFWI Denman Ambassador:
Mrs Kathy Reed
Assistant Denman Ambassador:
Mrs Sandra Buck

Denman College is the WI residential lifelong learning centre; a handsome Georgian mansion, with modern teaching and accommodation facilities. It is set in 17 acres of glorious parkland.

Denman offers the opportunity to study, two, three or four day courses, some offering accreditation, in a friendly atmosphere and enjoyable surroundings. Denman Open Study Programme runs courses for GCSEs, A Level and other subjects with day workshops and homestudy supported by tutors. (Overnight accommodation can be arranged.)

The Denman College Programme starts in October and a copy is included with WI Life. Additional copies can be obtained from CFWI Denman Ambassador Kathy Reed. The programme also contains an Application Form and gives guidance on when and how to apply for the courses, with information about the College itself and how to get there.

Telephone enquiries can be made to the college on (01865) 391991 during normal office hours. Alternatively, courses can be booked via the Denman College website and paid for by credit or debit card.

Early application for courses is recommended, as they are allocated on a first come, first served basis. For those using the Long Distance Travel Scheme (three or more members sharing a car), the college will pay £25 towards the journey – details in the programme).

WI members may be accompanied by a guest, male or female. They need not take the same course, but must attend at the same time. There is a surcharge for non-members. 

01Members with disabilities are welcome. Ramping is available and there are two twin en-suite bedrooms specially designed for the student and her carer. A loop system is available in two of the lecture rooms to assist those with hearing difficulties. The visually impaired and those with hearing difficulties are welcome to bring their Guide Dog or Hearing Dog. A tactile map of the college grounds is available.

The college may also be used as a base for a visit to the area. Enjoy the luxury of a country house, visit local places of interest, explore the historic city of Oxford and find out more about courses at Denman College.

Bookings can only be confirmed one week before the visit. Fee (including VAT) on application. 

WIs are encouraged to give bursaries to send one (or more) of their members to Denman during the year. There are also some Federation Bursaries, look for details in your monthly newsletter. College Bursaries are also available – details in the Denman programme.

If you would like to know more, you can book your Denman Ambassador to give a talk, at short notice, with slides, or show a video about Denman College. The cost to WIs is only £15. Address and telephone number for your Denman Ambassador can be obtained through the CFWI office.