About us

The Older Feminist Network (OFN) was formed in 1982 as an initiative from Spare Rib magazine’s collective and has met regularly ever since.

We felt that the larger Women’s Liberation Movement wasn’t giving sufficient attention and value to the experiences and needs of older women.

Many of us have experienced ageist attitudes and behaviour in the movement as well as in society generally. We are making links with younger and older women in other organisations and in other countries by exchanging newsletters and information to counter the negative stereotypes of older women in society and to challenge the combined ageism/sexism which older women experience. We also act in solidarity with younger women.

OFN Communications: The printed OFN Newsletter has been our primary means of communication since the beginning. However, we also embrace the digital age with a colourful email version that, on our very limited budget, saves the costs of printing and, particularly, the increasingly huge cost of postage. For older OFN members who are not technologically minded or who do not have ready access to a computer, we send out a printed copy.  We do suggest that if you can read the email copy, we'd appreciate keeping down the number of printed copies by sending you copy by email.

If you would like to subscribe, please send us an email by clicking here.

We always welcome contributions to the Newsletter and these should be sent to ofn.newsletter@gmail.com

Our meetings are held on the second Saturday of every month, from 11am to 1pm online. If you would like to attend, please go to our OFN online monthly meetings page for details

Please talk to friends, colleagues, relatives, and lovers about the OFN and distribute our leaflet.

 All older women are welcome at our meetings and we embrace women from all backgrounds. There is no age restriction and 'older' is self defined.





You can:

1) Join the email list by contacting Molly at mawislington@gmail.com


2) Join the telephone tree list to keep in touch with other women by phone. Call the number at point 6 below to register.


3) Join in the monthly online meetings - please send us an email to introduce yourself to: ofn.newsletter@gmail.com


4) Subscribe to the newsletter, please contact                 ofn.newsletter@gmail.com


5) write to us:


    The Older Feminist Network

    212 Stapleton Hall Road, London N4 4QR


6) or call us on (020) 8802 5178, if no reply, please leave a message.

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