National Women’s Register is an organisation for all women

NWR is a social organisation and our style is informal and relaxed. Local group and online activities offer conversation, friendship and fun.

Our lively minded members are interested in everything and talk about anything!

Why join NWR?


Build new and lasting relationships


Engage in stimulating discussions

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Come along to local and online meet ups and national events

More reasons to

Welcome to the NWR Lively Lounge!

A weekly online informal chat to connect with other women

The NWR Network

NWR operates a network of local groups for women across Great Britain.


317 active groups

And growing

Find your local group today

Or, join as an independent member

Local Groups

Join a Local Group to connect with others in your community

Whilst all NWR groups meet regularly for discussions, conversation and activities – where, when, how frequently they meet and what they do varies.

Some have sub-groups and arrange outings and activities, others include these activities within their main programme.

Contact your Local Group to find out more.

National, regional and online events

Meet NWR members from across the country at one of our events.  We have a variety of events taking place throughout the year including the online conference, NWR Walk, the ever-popular Telephone Treasure Trail, quizzes and day conferences.

The NWR National Conference is an annual event that brings together hundreds of NWR members from all over Great Britain.  Our previous national conference keynote speakers have included television presenter, Valerie Singleton, Paralympic gold medallist, Sophie Wells and Chief Constable for Hampshire, Olivia Pinkey. Our 2022 conference in Newcastle welcomed a truly inspiring talk by Jo Moseley, author of the best-selling book, Stand up Paddleboarding in Great Britain.

Online Talks

NWR members can watch live online talks delivered by excellent speakers, covering a huge array of engaging, educational and thought-provoking topics.

Our talks have taken us back in time to the Tudors, investigated the Black Lives Matter movement and provided invaluable information about Cyber Crime and how best to protect ourselves. There is sure to be something for everyone!

Many of these talks are recorded and are uploaded to our website for members to access after the event has finished.

NWR Magazine

The NWR Magazine is published twice a year and available in print, online and audio editions. It features news, articles and fiction contributions from members, staff and guest writers.

NWR members also receive a monthly newsletter and weekly news and events update.

Why I joined NWR

I was invited to a group meeting – and I was hooked – such a welcome from everyone. I enjoy the outings, quiz nights, local group meetings, meetings with other groups, and regional and national conferences.

Janet Lyons

Janet Lyons

Without NWR emails, Zoom and garden meetings my life would have been very lonely during lockdowns.

Sheila Warren

Sheila Warren

NWR saved my life. In a new town, with two small children, joining NWR was like having a new family. I am not sure what I would have done without NWR.

Carol Colledge

Latest news and updates

Upcoming events

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NWR Lively Lounge!

6 Dec 2023

It is often said that having a chat with someone can brighten your day… so we are proud to bring…

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NWR Prize Draw 2023

7 Dec 2023

We are delighted to announce this year’s NWR Prize Draw!  Available to members of the National Women’s Register only, prizes…

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Art and Food – Talk 5 in Art Series with Roberta Faccio

13 Dec 2023

Art loves food! In the past, artists used food as subjects for still life and for various religious and mundane…

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Are you hearing their voice?

15 Jan 2024

A 9 week Deaf Awareness/British Sign Language basics course for NWR Members We will cover a wide range of topics…

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