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!
Tuesday, 29 November 2016 12:16
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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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Short Story Competition 2015

Short Story Competition 2015

The Short Story Competition 2015 had as it’s theme, ‘Freedom’. Members were asked to enter a short story of 2,000 words or less for the chance to win two nights B&B for two people at Gladstone’s Library in Flintshire, Wales. Sittingbourne member, Jill Sidders, won the competition with her story Freedom lost and Freedom gained.

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Christmas Colouring Competition 2015

Christmas Colouring Competition 2015

Our Christman Colouring Competion 2015 was 'WIN a colouring experience worth £25!'

The winner received colouring books and a complete colouring kit – including metallic pencils.

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Colouring is such a wonderful relaxing therapeutic pastime. It takes me back to happy days as a Graphic Design student in the 70's... Read More
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This news is about Christmas Coloring Competition 2015. I think this competition is very important to show your talent to others. ... Read More
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I had a great time talking to people in the book store who were browsing this colouring section of books. They were keen to tell m... Read More
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Telephone Treasure Trail clues and answers now available!

Telephone Treasure Trail clues and answers now available!

This year the Telephone Treasure Trail celebrates its 20th anniversary! It was initially organised by Abbots Langley member Caroline Bloomer with 231 groups taking part. Because of its great success, it turned into an annual event and now – 20 years on – almost 400 groups took part. This year was organised by Crewe & District NWR.

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Not the easiest temporary password to get logged in again!
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Elizabeth Hassall
I agree with Carole Ross with regard to temporary password!!!
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Margaret Wall
Our group thought the quiz was extremely difficult although seveal of us are very interested in art- in fact we gave up altogether... Read More
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2016 theme is all about relativity

2016 theme is all about relativity

In 2016 it will be 100 years since Einstein published his theory of general relativity. It followed his theory of special relativity published in 1905. Both theories are rather complicated, but basically Einstein argued, in the theory of special relativity, that things like time and space are relative to the state (speed) of the observer – space contracts and time dilates when travelling close to the speed of light.

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They may have been but have not arrived yet! Dee
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Guest — Dilys Farrant
I have just taken on the LO job at Portishead and have been delighted to have the stimulus of the Relativity idea. My first real v... Read More
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Guest — Lynne Emmerson
One comment - does the conference always have to be in the south. Since I joined it has never come up anywhere near the north-east... Read More
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Women Against the Odds

Women Against the Odds

In the spirit of NWR’s 2015 theme of Democracy, Liberty and Human Rights, NWR Warwickshire & West Midlands have organised a superb Area Day on Saturday 10 October 2015 promising to be both informative and stimulating.

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Lots in the news today about suffragettes the film Suffragette opens the London Film Festival. The granddaughter of Emmeline Pankh... Read More
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Thank you to everyone that attended our Area Day on Saturday. Our two Speakers were both very interesting and the comparison betwe... Read More
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