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.


318 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

Our Local Groups operate in communities across the UK, enabling women to connect with others on a regular basis.  Each Local Group sets their own programme of events, many of which can be found by searching for your nearerst group under ‘NWR Local’ above.  Please contact your Local Group to find out more!

If you would like to start a new NWR group in your area, please use the Contact Form under ‘About us’ above to indicate your interest.  We will contact you to give you all the information you need and to get support from our friendly staff team and volunteers.

We look forward to welcoming you to the NWR family!

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 Coco Chanel – Her Life, Loves and Lies with Steve Herra

5 Dec 2023

Steve Herra is back to talk to us about the interesting life of Coco Chanel.  ·       What name was entered on…

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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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Zoom talk, National event

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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