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