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2016 theme is all about relativity

2016 theme is all about relativity

In 2016 it will be 100 years since Einstein published his theory of general relativity. It followed his theory of special relativity published in 1905. Both theories are rather complicated, but basically Einstein argued, in the theory of special relativity, that things like time and space are relative to the state (speed) of the observer – space contracts and time dilates when travelling close to the speed of light.

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Guest — Dee
They may have been but have not arrived yet! Dee
Thursday, 22 October 2015 12:27
Guest — Dilys Farrant
I have just taken on the LO job at Portishead and have been delighted to have the stimulus of the Relativity idea. My first real v... Read More
Friday, 23 October 2015 20:25
Guest — Lynne Emmerson
One comment - does the conference always have to be in the south. Since I joined it has never come up anywhere near the north-east... Read More
Monday, 09 November 2015 16:08
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Women Against the Odds

Women Against the Odds

In the spirit of NWR’s 2015 theme of Democracy, Liberty and Human Rights, NWR Warwickshire & West Midlands have organised a superb Area Day on Saturday 10 October 2015 promising to be both informative and stimulating.

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NWR Warwickshire & West Midlands Area Day
Friday, 07 August 2015 18:13
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Lots in the news today about suffragettes the film Suffragette opens the London Film Festival. The granddaughter of Emmeline Pankh... Read More
Thursday, 08 October 2015 09:47
Guest — Lynn Welsher
Thank you to everyone that attended our Area Day on Saturday. Our two Speakers were both very interesting and the comparison betwe... Read More
Monday, 12 October 2015 10:19
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A Good Read returns in October with a stellar lineup

A Good Read returns in October with a stellar lineup

A Good Read returns on Saturday 3 October 2015 in the tiny county of Rutland at the Greetham Golf Hotel for day filled with literary stimulation and interactive workshops.

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Julie Berry
I took my mum with me to the Conference Location yesterday to check out the facilities in readiness for my workshop on the 3rd Oct... Read More
Sunday, 16 August 2015 15:08
Guest — Julie Berry
Thanks Ilana. Interesting to see that photograph showing us what Elizabeth Gaskell looked like.
Thursday, 20 August 2015 11:38
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Curled up and cozy and having a Big Read?

Curled up and cozy and having a Big Read?

Has your group chosen a book from the Grantham group's proposed list for The Big Read 2015? We look forward to reading your reviews so please remember to send them to the NWR This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. before 14 September so that we can include them in the Autumn issue of NWR magazine.

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Kathryn Buckman
Members of Alrewas Group (in Staffordshire) read The Last Runaway which led to an excellent discussion about slavery, Quakers, a w... Read More
Saturday, 25 July 2015 09:35
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National Conference & AGM in Glasgow – A shining success!

National Conference & AGM in Glasgow – A shining success!

The NWR National Conference & AGM 2015 took place in Glasgow on Saturday 20 June in the beautiful and historic Grand Central Hotel. The trustees, staff and conference committee were delighted to welcome 260 members. Many made a weekend of it and enjoyed wraparound events including a guided tour of Glasgow’s historical sites.

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