Our mission is:

to connect women who are
interested in everything and talk about anything

If you would like to meet other women to share and explore thoughts, ideas and experiences, then NWR is for you. Enjoy lively stimulating conversation and broadened horizons whilst having fun and meeting people.

We are:

open minded; welcoming; friendly; respectful; interested in all issues; particularly those relevant to women's lives.

We are not:

political; religious; campaigning; judgemental; fundraising; a pressure group.

If your children have left home, you’ve retired from work, moved to a new area, or had another change in circumstances we can offer you a wide range of activities, great discussions, new horizons and fresh connections.

NWR groups exist across the UK and if there isn't a group near you then a new group might be starting so do get in touch. Meetings are very informal and you will receive a warm welcome whatever your age or personal circumstances.

History – when and why?

In 1960, women were frequently denied the opportunity to return to work after starting a family. NWR became a life-saver for many - find out more about the beginnings and about how the nwr has become what it is the history of the nwr.

Meet the team

Find out more about our Staff and our Trustees.


The roles of Local and Area Organisers

A number of our members volunteer to take on the role of local Group Organiser and some carry out the role of Area Organisers. Whilst we strive to ensure that these roles aren't too onerous, they are nevertheless an essential element in the success of NWR at a local level. You can read more about both Local Organisation and Area Organisers.