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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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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Big Read 2016: Send us your reviews!

Big Read 2016: Send us your reviews!

Back in march, we announced the 2016 Big Read book list. Now we want to know what you think. This year's theme 'It's all Relative', inspired by the 100th year since the publication of Einstein's general theory of relativity. It's not too late to get reading!

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Relatively Speaking conference round-up

Relatively Speaking conference round-up

This sensational event based on the theme of ‘Relatively Speaking’ was thoroughly enjoyed by over 300 members. It was held on the University of Sussex campus at Brighton in the Jubilee lecture hall and many members stayed in student accommodation onsite making everything accessible.

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A glimpse at the Members’ Survey results

A glimpse at the Members’ Survey results

As you know a members’ survey went out to all members with emails on 25 February 2016. The survey was open until 20 March and we promised that we would let you know the results.

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NWR thanks its LOs and AOs in a first meeting of it's kind

NWR thanks its LOs and AOs in a first meeting of it's kind

Around 24 women consisting of Local Organisers (LO), Area Organisers (AO), one trustee and some members who were representing their groups, all met at The Hilton Hotel in York for the first combined meeting organised by Natalie our National Organiser. The majority were from the North East, but some ladies had travelled over from Crewe and others from much further south in the country.

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Latest NWR Magazine, hot off the press!

Latest NWR Magazine, hot off the press!

The spring 2016 issue of NWR Magazine is now out and we are really excited about this one! This issue contains interesting articles, the announcement of two new competitions, fashion advice, NWR history, a mini quiz and more!

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Two new competitions for the green fingers out there!

Two new competitions for the green fingers out there!

The time has come for more competitions! NWR members love competitions and many of you relish the leisure and joy of gardening, or simply, contemplating and appreciating nature whilst rambling in our great country's green spaces. 

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'Inspired Landscapes' Amateur Painting Competition 2016

'Inspired Landscapes' Amateur Painting Competition 2016

WIN! A quality sketch pad and liquid pencils

Do you like to paint? What's your preferred medium? Oils? Acrylics? Gouache or pastel? Choose what you enjoy most – or even mix them up – and paint a landscape!

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Create a Miniature Garden Competition 2016

Create a Miniature Garden Competition 2016

WIN! Fabulous garden equipment from Garden Divas!

Create your very own miniature version of a garden and run the chance to win a gorgeous Rosa chinensis print garden tool set with soft yet hardwearing gloves, fabulous memory foam garden kneeler and RHS quality, durable secateurs.

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Big Read 2016 – The book list is out!

Big Read 2016 – The book list is out!

Devourers of books and stories, hold your breath, the 2016 Big Read book list is here. We've taken this year's theme 'It's all Relative' – inspired by the 100th year since the publication of Einstein's general theory of relativity – to generate a book list that will get you all excited and rearing to read!

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Best-selling crime novelist confirmed for Brighton annual National Conference

Best-selling crime novelist confirmed for Brighton annual National Conference

We are excited to announce that the international best-selling crime novel author Peter James has agreed to be one of our speakers at the Annual Conference in June.

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Sounds like it is going to really interesting, and such a brave man to face the vast audience of women! Definitely a date for the ... Read More
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