Minutes of WIGO meetings and related papers

Scope and Content

The papers cover the period from the group's formation in Oct 1982 to Jun 1996. It is an incomplete series comprised of agendas, minutes (unsigned) and some supporting papers.

The numbers of meetings held each year vary considerably - for the first few years only two meetings were held; by the 1990s there were five meetings a year.

The meetings had a non-static agenda: key items include those present and in attendance; apologies for absence; Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) matters; date of the next meeting. There are no papers for the meetings in 1988.

Items discussed centred around increasing the membership of WIGO, women training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology (O&G) and careers advice for them, and attempts to nominate women for the RCOG council. Other common topics at meetings include questionnaires and surveys of trainees, structured training schemes, attempts to get a Careers Advisor for Women appointed at the College, consultant vacancies, publicity campaigns and availability of part-time training.