Club Activities

Monthly Meetings

Beginning in September each year, we host monthly meetings with entertaining, thought-provoking speakers on a variety of topics. Recent topics include 'Costume Design for Theatre and Film', 'All about Coffee' and'"A History of Jewellery'. These meetings are held on the first Thursday of each month at St John's URC in Northwood. Non-members are welcome to attend their first meeting as our guest.

In winter, we have had a mini Christmas market at our November meeting, where lovely homemade and handcrafted products, mostly made by our members, were available to be purchased. At our December meeting, an appetizing holiday brunch will be provided.  This year, members were also treated to a performance from the North London Military Wives' Choir. Our May meeting is our Annual General Meeting at which we present the proceeds of our fundraising efforts to our chosen charity, select a new charity and elect the club's board for the next year. We finish our club year with our annual summer lunch (in lieu of a June meeting) during which we celebrate another year of fun and friendship by enjoying a meal together and installing the next year's board. 

Upcoming Meeting Dates 

6 June 2024 - Summer Lunch

5 September 2024

3 October 2024

Doors open at 9.30 am, meetings start at 10 am

Interest Groups

We have a variety of member-led interest groups. Some of these groups are long-standing, whereas others come and go as the interests of our members change with our changing membership.  All members are welcome to participate in any (or all!) of the interest groups. Should a member have an interest that is not currently addressed, they are welcome to organize a new interest group. Most interest groups meet monthly, but some meet more often.

A group of women walking in a wooded natural area
A group of women seated at a table in a restaurant

Current Interest Groups

Book groups 

monthly 4th Thursday pm or monthly 3rd Wednesday am


weekly Mondays am

Crafty Ladies

monthly 2nd Friday am


monthly 1st & 3rd Fridays am

Ladies Night Out

ad hoc evenings

Ladies Who Lunch

monthly different days and venues

Walking groups - various paces

weekly Wednesdays pm & monthly 3rd Thursday

Sunday Breakfast Club

monthly 1st Sunday am

Material Girls

monthly 2nd Thursday am


monthly 4th Friday am

Pub Quiz Night

monthly 3rd Tuesday evening

Out & About

Throughout the year various outings are planned to give both our international and UK-national members a chance to see and learn about various places in greater London. These outings are generally themed walking tours of London neighbourhoods, guided museum tours and West End shows.  Occasionally, we go a little farther afield. Recent outings include a private guided tour of Bentley Priory, a theatre outing to see Witness for the Prosecution, private tours of Apsley House and Wellington Arch, a guided tour of the Houses of Parliament and a guided architectural tour of the Barbican in London . Our first outing for the 2023-24 Club year was in September to see the performance of The Lion King.   In November, members enjoyed the amazing works of Monet in a different way at the  Monet Immersive Experience in Brick Lane.  We also went on a guided tour of the historic Freemasons Hall in central London, and learnt about the history,  symbols and rituals of the society.   In December, we got into the festive spirit with an outing to watch The Christmas Carol performance at the Alexandra Palace Theatre.  In January 2024,  we visited the Reubens & Women Exhibition  at the Dulwich Picture Gallery and enjoyed Tom Stoppard's Rock & Roll Play at Hampstead Theatre.   In February,  we visited Harrow School and learnt about its history and enjoyed a sunny morning exploring the Magna Carta park at Runnymeade   In March, we had a fascinating architecture tour of the Barbican in London and in April, we had a backstage tour of the National Theatre.  In June, members can look forward to a full day excursion to the Watts Gallery and Artists' Village in Surrey.

Guided Tour Barbican London

March 2024

Guided Tour Harrow School

February 2024

Guided Tour Freemans Hall

November 2023

A group of women in front of Apsley House

Apsley House Private Tour

January 2023

North London Military Wives Choir

at our December 2023 Meeting 

St John's all dressed for our December 2023 Christmas Meeting

Here is a round-up of our activities for June 2024, the last month of our club year.

 All our club activities will resume in September.


Each year NAWC members select a local charity and raise funds to assist their work. Funds are raised throughout the year at club events and activities in various ways, such as raffles at our monthly meetings.

In just the last 26 years, NAWC has raised over £70,000 for various local charities. Past beneficiaries of our fundraising efforts include Mount Vernon Cancer Centre, Peace Hospice, Northwood Live at Home, Watford Hospital Radio, Michael Sobell Hospice, RNIB Sunshine House, Hillingdon Women's Centre and the 6th Northwood Scout Group.

In the club year 2023/24, our fundraising efforts raised an impressive £5,137 for the 6th Northwood Scout Group. The money raised will be used to update its camping equipment and replace the group's minivan, which needed to be replaced as a result of the ULEZ expansion.  

0ur charity for 2024/25 is the Ruislip Northwood Old Folks Association (RNOFA).  RNOFA  provides a meeting place and subsidised nutritional meals for its members.  Lunches are served every weekday, activities are offered two afternoons per week and an outing once a month.   All these create opportunities for its members, many of whom live alone with no family nearby, to enjoy company and hence improve their physical and mental wellbeing. 

One of the current two venues that RNOFA is operating will have to cease operations due to structural problems with the building and the withdrawal of a grant from the London Borough of Hillingdon.  It needs to raise circa £60,000 to continue with the essential provision of its services to the senior citizens in the Borough and NAWC's support would be very much welcomed.

What members have to say ...

There is so much I enjoy about the Club - meeting women from so many different countries, and all different ages; the talks on a huge range of subjects, the guided walks and theatre trips, and joining in with several of the Interest Groups.  It's lovely getting together regularly with a group of friendly, social women!

Pam, UK