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Orpington Branch

Our Branch covers members in a wide area of south-east London and Kent. We invite speakers on a range of issues to our meetings and members can join in our lively discussions. Orpington WILPF provides a forum where WILPF’s aims can be explored and we involve ourselves in WILPF’s campaigns wherever possible.

The branch is currently meeting on Zoom about once a month, but members without computer access are kept in touch by letter.

One advantage of Zoom is that we can reach a wider audience and any member who is not currently on our mailing list but would like to join our meetings would be welcome.
Contact: Pat at

Forthcoming events

Tuesday, 22nd March at 7.30 pm on Zoom

Sophia Close introduces professional international mediation and conciliation work

We have invited Sophia Close to talk to us about her international mediation work. This is a subject we hear little about, and it often takes place behind closed doors, usually excluding women. All are welcome to join us and please send any questions that you would like her to address. 

Sophia has been a member of WILPF since 2001 and originally joined WILPF in Australia. During 2017 she was the WILPF UK Secretary.  More recently she has been working for Conciliation Resources, an international peacebuilding organisation as the Head of Gender and Peacebuilding, supporting mediation and peace processes in a number of conflict contexts round the world.