Important information for all members...

New General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) laws mean that we need your permission to stay in touch for any reason beyond basic membership functions, even if you’ve given us permission before.

Staying in touch is the best way to get the most from your membership. Whether you want to find out about nearby events, theme related information and activities, the national conference, or sign up to the TTT, we’ll keep you up to date. What’s more, you can hear first-hand about all the exciting developments of NWR - including activities for our 60th anniversary in 2020.

There are always new opportunities to get involved, so whatever matters to you, don’t miss out. Visit https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/NWR_GDPR by the 31st May and update your preferences to allow us to stay in touch.

You can change your preferences at any time by contacting the office.

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Opportunity to get involved in celebrating 100 years of votes for women

Would you like to be involved in a public artwork celebrating 100 years of votes for woman?

PROCESSIONS is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to take part in a mass participation artwork to celebrate one hundred years of votes for women.

In 1918, the Representation of the People Act gave the first British women the right to vote and stand for public office. One hundred years on women and girls across the UK are invited to come and mark this historic moment as part of a living portrait of women in the 21st century.

On Sunday 10th of June, women and girls in Belfast, Cardiff, Edinburgh and London will walk together as part of this celebratory mass participation artwork. Wearing green, white or violet, the colours of the suffragette movement, the PROCESSIONS will appear as a flowing river of colour through the city streets.

One hundred women artists are being commissioned to work with organisations and communities across the UK to create one hundred centenary banners for PROCESSIONS as part of an extensive public programme of creative workshops. Community banner-making will also take place up and down the country – why not make an NWR banner to display?

More details and how to register can be found here.

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Radio Time for NWR!

Great photo of our Chair of Trustees, Josephine, at local radio station Forest FM, just before she was interviewed live on air about a new NWR group she is helping to set up.  Great publicity for us and I hear she was a natural on air!Josephine ForestFMinterview2

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Would you like to get involved in a new social history project?

Have you seen this project inviting people to tell the story of their grandmother?
The 'Tell Me About Your Granny' project is aimed at connecting people with their family history, through celebrating the wonderfulness of our grandmothers, but also to build a collection of social history stories about women and women’s lives for the generations that will follow.
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Membership Survey - have you responded yet?

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Membership Survey

Have you responded to the member's survey yet?

Please do send in your responses before the 29th March when the survey will close, we have already had some great feedback via the survey.

Member feedback is important to us so that we can understand your needs and what you value most about belonging to NWR. It will also help with planning for the next 3 years - including planning for our 60th anniversary in 2020!

Many of the questions are the same as the ones we asked in 2016, this is so that we can compare the data to see how we are doing. A summary report will be available to all members later in the year.  Thanks for your help on this!

If you still haven't taken part please use this link https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/SC3TSR8 

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Penny White
When was the survey sent out? It seems to have missed me by. Is it possible to have a link here so I can complete it?
Saturday, 17 March 2018 12:09
Super User
Hi Penny, I will put it in the members news section on Monday, Thanks!
Sunday, 18 March 2018 14:14
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International Women's day

International Women's Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. International Women's Day (IWD) has occurred for well over a century, with the first March 8 IWD gathering supported by over a million people in Austria, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland. Prior to this the Socialist Party of America, United Kingdom's Suffragists and Suffragettes, and further groups campaigned for women equality. Today, IWD belongs to all groups collectively everywhere. IWD is not country, group or organisation specific. Make IWD your day - everyday!

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Flying the flag for Falkirk...

The Falkirk NWR group have had an excellent wrticle written about them in the Falkirk Herald, and have had 4 new people come along to meeting as a result.  Click on the link to read the newspaperfull article here

 

 

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NWR Conference 2018 - booking now live!

The 2018 conference - Nature versus Human Innovation - will take place between the 22nd and 24th June in Chester.

Come and join us for stimulating talks and discussion, exciting wraparound events and lively workshops.

The Conference is for all members of NWR: women from all over the country will be joining us in the beautiful city of Chester; why not stay an extra few days and explore the area?

Please go to www.eventstop.co.uk/event/892/nwrconf2018 to find out more about the conference agenda and to book your tickets.

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Calling all quizzers... NWR needs you!

All NWR members should have received an email about about the NWR 'Eggheads' Team.  We are hoping to apply for the next round of filming to see if NWR are smart enough to beat the Eggheads (I know we are!) but we need to get a team together before the 5th December; less than a week away!

Please contact Sara Jane, our website and publicity coordinator ASAP if you would like to take part... and if you are not a whizz at quizzing then make sure you encourage anyone else in your group you think fits the bill.

If you didn't receive the email and want more information please contact SJ by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - but be quick!

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Country theme information now available!

The country theme information for Romania is now available to download from the website for your groups to take part next year.

You need to login to the Members dashboard and it can be found under the Resources tab and then programme planning.  If you are not sure how to log in, get in touch and we can help.

If you do not have the facilities to print the pack then you can request a paper copy from the office.

 

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TTT Clues and Answers

 

The 2017 TTT answers are in!

Winners list and message from the Taunton group

 

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Janet Barclay
We are completely baffled - can we have an additional clue to help us please?
Tuesday, 14 November 2017 21:37
Ann Gillies
Did any groups struggle with the TTT this year? Or was it just us?
Saturday, 18 November 2017 20:32
Karen Elphick
Yep, we found it difficult, and in some cases, impossible! Hopefully the answers will be published soon?
Sunday, 19 November 2017 16:19
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Up Hill and Down Dale - Women Rambling On Again

Up Hill and Down Dale - Women Rambling On Again

Four members of Arnold NWR joined with around 50 other NWR members recently for a very enjoyable day event organised by members of Trentham NWR, Staffordshire Moorlands NWR and Marilyn Vigurs, Area Organiser.

The venue was The Tea Junction at Hulme End (http://www.teajunctionhulmeend.co.uk/). In the morning we enjoyed an illustrated talk by eminent local photographer Simon Watkinson (www.world-infocus.co.uk). Simon entertained us with wonderful photographs from around the world and closer to home, showing how you can achieve great results by getting up early, going out in all weathers, and always having your camera to hand for any unexpected opportunity! Also how to improvise and make use of what equipment is to hand.


After a lovely lunch provided by the team at The Tea Junction (including feta cheesecake...yummy!!), we split into groups for an afternoon of activities. The more active amongst us set off for a 5-mile ramble; another group embarked on a treasure hunt in nearby Hartington. The largest group went with Simon a short distance to Beresford Dale, for an afternoon workshop on how to improve our photography using our various types of camera, tablets, phones etc. We learned how to use a variety of settings that some of us didn’t realise our cameras had! Simon patiently showed us how to access the menu options on our cameras and choose appropriate settings for the conditions. We were then set loose for a couple of hours, to wander along the dale and experiment taking different pictures and changing the camera/phone settings to compensate for bright sunlight and strong shadows and reflections.
We all reconvened for tea and cake and closing remarks having had a most enjoyable day in glorious sunshine!


Thanks to all the organisers and to the wonderful catering team at The Tea Junction!


Arnold NWR

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NWR celebrates women's literature in Wales

NWR celebrates women's literature in Wales

Recently, we were treated to an excellent programme at this regional NWR event: three authors, a publisher and the dynamic CEO of Literature Wales. 

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The joy of being an NWR Area Organiser

The joy of being an NWR Area Organiser

Jill Smith of Cambridge NW has recently retired from her position as Area Organiser (AO) of EA06/7 NWR areas in the east of England. She tells us about her time as an AO.

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Improving the circle of life

Improving the circle of life

Over a hundred participants, from as far afield as Sussex, gathered in Poynton, Cheshire on Saturday 25 March. We heard eminent clinicians Dr Jenny Myers and Professor Alistair Burns from the University of Manchester medical school talk about their research and practice.

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NWR is going down in history

NWR is going down in history

Mass Observation's 12 May Diary Day is coming up soon and NWR members are invited to take part and become part of history.

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Celebrating women’s writing with top names in publishing in Wales

Celebrating women’s writing with top names in publishing in Wales

Wales has a surprising amount of publishing houses for such a small country and many of their writers are female. At the NWR Cardiff-Newport Conference, we’ll be hearing from some of them as well as having a lovely lunch - all in beautiful surroundings of the Celtic Manor Resort.

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An inside look at an NWR trustee meeting: Energised & exhausted!

An inside look at an NWR trustee meeting: Energised & exhausted!

Last week I travelled to Birmingham to join the trustees, as an observer, for their January meeting. It was terrific! I came away mentally exhausted (as it took a while for the aging brain to engage) but greatly energised by the experience. 

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Big Read 2016: Reviews

Big Read 2016: Reviews

A hundred years since the publication of the general theory of relativity, the Big Read 2016 celebrates Einstein with the theme, It's all Relative. Here's what we thought…

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Having read My Name Is Lucy Barton Iwanted to put forward a different view to that of Kenton NWR.Ifound the book quiet , reflectiv... Read More
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