Local Organiser
Local Organiser
Jackie Marchant

We are an active group and meet mainly in members’ homes, but there is no obligation to host, especially if you are new to the group.  Meetings generally involve researching a topic or discussion, with the occasional speaker.  We also have other events such as evening walks, pub quizzes, meals out, bowls etc.  Our meetings are on varied weekdays (but not Fridays), start promptly at 8.00pm and finish around 10.00 – 10.30pm. 

We also have ad hoc coffee mornings or theatre visits, days out etc for anyone who wants to organize something/join in.

We have two programmes per year, running from April – October and October – April.  (Scroll down to see our latest programme).  Two members plan each programme, with the volunteers for the next programme established at each planning meeting (new members are not expected to be involved until they feel ready).  But most of us chip in with suggestions and offers to host/organize etc.  We have a book-group, which is at capacity at the moment, but there is an opportunity to shadow and attend our annual meeting to discuss the titles we’ve been reading. Scroll down below the gallery below to see our latest programme.  

New members are very welcome and we’d love to hear from you.  Contact via the form below and we’ll get back to you promptly.

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RUISLIP NWR Programme October 2023 to April 2024

Tuesday 31st October 

The Netherlands  Going Dutch: The second part of this year’s NWR theme area of Benelux. Join us for a tour of the Netherlands with information, food and maybe a quiz.

Wednesday 15th November 

Telephone Treasure Trail  NWR’s popular annual telephone quiz: Join in, help to answer the questions and work out the hidden theme. Or just bring your phone and get the next clue.

Tuesday 18th November 

Birds  All in a Twitter: Come and talk about the joy birds bring us. Bring your favourite bird story, or tell us about your favourite bird. Does a particular birdsong mean something to you?

Wednesday 13th December 7.00pm   Note earlier time

Christmas Party  An evening of food, drink, games and a Secret Santa to begin the season’s festivities. We’ll be having a finger buffet to which everybody will be invited to contribute. We will provide some games and a quiz, and anybody else’s ideas will be welcome!

Week beginning 8th January 2024 

New Year meal  Our annual meal out to celebrate the New Year – more details nearer the time.

Thursday 25th January 

Conspiracy Theories  The Peanut Butter conspiracy – no, not a pop group, but something very real! Come and learn about conspiracy theories, old & new. We’ll be watching an online NWR talk by Dr Daniel Jolley, with time to discuss our thoughts afterwards.

Tuesday 6th February 

Courage, Dear Heart  A chance to share stories of lesser-known heroes and acts of courage. Tell us about something or someone that has inspired you! This is one of the NWR’s themes for 2024.

Thursday 22nd February 

Your Favourite Musical Instrument  Thank you for the Music: What is your favourite musical instrument? Come and tell us about it, and why you like it. If you can, bring a short excerpt for us to listen to.

Wednesday 6th March 

The Oldest Book on your Bookshelf  Don’t leave it gathering dust, bring it along and tell us about it. How old is it? Where did it come from? Maybe read a little bit aloud.

Monday 18th March 

Planning Meeting  Bring your ideas and your diaries as we help Tricia and Jean to plan the next NWR programme.

Wednesday 3rd April 

Holidays  Breakaway: what is the best holiday you’ve ever had? Bring a photo or two, and/or a souvenir, to share with us.

Thursday 18th April 

The Caribbean  The Caribbean is NWR’s theme area for us to look at in 2024. Further details to follow.

All meetings start at 8pm unless otherwise stated.  Hosts/Organisers will contact us all with further details before each meeting

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