NWR is an organisation for all women

NWR membership is to be enjoyed!

Our style is informal and relaxed. Local group meetings offer conversation, friendship and fun.

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

National Conference 2022 – booking is now closed

Click below to find information regarding our Insatiable Consumption themed event in Newcastle.

A more comprehensive list of the finer details will be released before the event.

Why join NWR?


Build new and lasting relationships


Engage in stimulating discussions

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Come along to local meetings and national events

More reasons to

Local group meetings

NWR meetings are all about lively conversations and fun.  Each meeting has a scheduled topic for discussion – these topics can vary from serious to fun, they might involve undertaking some research or sharing anecdotes or opinions – there is always time for a chat afterwards.  Take a look at our events page to see what groups are discussing this month.  Each group is responsible for planning its own programme of discussion topics.  Many have sub-groups too: walking, book group, board games, gardening, theatre visits and more!

Joining as an independent member?  You can still attend local group meetings, simply contact the organiser in advance to let her know you will be attending.

No local group near you?  You can connect with others via the NWR online groups and correspondence magazines.

National Conference

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.

Booking is now closed for the 2022 National Conference!  Taking place in Newcastle from 2 – 4 September, we will be exploring this year’s theme of Insatiable Consumption.  There will be the usual mix of speakers and workshops with specially chosen wraparound events to enable you to make the most of your time in and around Newcastle.

NWR Schedule of Talks

NWR members can watch and listen ‘live’, or login after the event, to our Schedule of Talks presentations to learn about a wide variety topics from excellent speakers.

In the past 12 months we’ve heard from Jasvinder Sanghera, Dr Sophie Ward and Sunny Ormonde.

Our talks have taken us back in time to the Tudors, investigated the Black Lives Matter movement, and explored the streets of Edinburgh.

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.

Telephone Treasure Trail

Our very popular annual telephone quiz has been running since 1995.

The quiz runs over four nights in November, led by one NWR group who set the questions and organise the all-important clue holders standing by their phones to accept answers and provide the next question in the sequence. It’s fun, it’s hectic and 286 teams took part in last year’s quiz.

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

The NWR Network

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


343 active groups

And growing

Find your local group today

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NWR National Conference 2022: Insatiable Consumption

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