NWR is an organisation for all women
NWR membership is to be enjoyed!
Our style is informal and relaxed. Local group meetings are held mostly in members’ homes, and all NWR events 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
Come along to local meetings and national events
More reasons to
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.
National Conference and Online Conference
The NWR National and Online Conferences are annual events that bring together hundreds of NWR members from all over Great Britain.
Our ‘in person’ national conference keynote speakers have included television presenter, Valerie Singleton, Paralympic gold medallist, Sophie Wells and Chief Constable for Hampshire, Olivia Pinkey.
Members choose from a selection of workshop sessions, which have covered improvisation, the fashion of Mary Quant and canal heritage.
The NWR Magazine is published twice a year and available in print, online and in 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 this 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.
Without NWR emails, Zoom and garden meetings my life would have been very lonely during lockdowns.
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.
The NWR Network
NWR operates a network of local groups for women across Great Britain.
358 active groupsAnd growing
Find your local group today
Latest news and updates
6 Dec 2021
Diamonds in the Sky – Stars in Literature , Poetry, Science, Art , Music or any medium of your choice
6 Dec 2021
Be ready with 5 questions all beginning with the same letter – any letter will do.
NWR National Talk: Misogynoir and the History of The Image of the African Woman in Western European Art
7 Dec 2021
1:30 pm – 3:00 pm An illustrated presentation on how the image of the Black African woman was replaced in…