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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Mary Stott winner, Ann Clegg, climbs Everest four times over! (Well, sort of…)

Mary Stott winner, Ann Clegg, climbs Everest four times over! (Well, sort of…)

This year’s Mary Stott Award went to Ann Clegg, member of Sheffield/Fulwood NWR, for walking the complete South West Coast Path on her own and despite recovering from knee surgery.

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Lynn Welsher
What a great achievement Anne - it must have been wonderful to see all those great views!
Tuesday, 29 November 2016 12:15
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An NWR conference, all in 'The Pursuit of Happiness'

An NWR conference, all in 'The Pursuit of Happiness'

What is the key to happiness? NWR recently held a conference, The Pursuit of Happiness, and invited speakers who could let us in on the secret...

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I agree Josephine - it was a really good day!
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How earth-friendly is NWR Magazine?

How earth-friendly is NWR Magazine?

The autumn 2016 issue of NWR Magazine is well underway and in the throes of production, and some of our members have questioned it's recyclability and wondered how 'green' it really is. Well, we have some positive news we want to share with you!

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Relatively Speaking: NWR National Conference 2016 in pictures

Relatively Speaking: NWR National Conference 2016 in pictures

The NWR Conference 2016, Relatively Speaking, was thoroughly enjoyed by over 300 members. Here it is in pictures...

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Pursuing happiness at our London regional conference

Pursuing happiness at our London regional conference

Happiness. It's a word that packs a lot of emotion. The kind of emotion we all seem to be in pursuit of. Some of us have more luck than others, but there are endless ways out there of finding your inner place of wisdom.

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