The National Council of Women of Great Britain’s Annual Conference in York is being held from 10th – 12th October, 2014 on the theme: “Energising the Future”

Have you booked your place yet?

On Friday, we will be speed networking with the Policy & Standing Committees, listening to their hopes for the future and they in turn will listen to members’ views on moving forward.

A visit has been arranged to the Mansion House in York with a guided tour.  If you haven’t confirmed your wish to join the tour then please urgently contact Sheila Rosewell on 01325 367375 or  The after dinner speaker on Friday will talk about the history of the Jorvik Centre.

Professor Bob Cywinski will talk about An Alternative Energy Future.

Professor Bob Cywinski will talk about An Alternative Energy Future.

Saturday will be very busy, opening with the Lord Mayor of York before we get down to discussing our resolutions for this year.  We need members’ views as always!

After lunch Professor Bob Cywinski will talk about An Alternative Energy Future and Professor Sue Kilcoyne on retrofitting an Energy House.  During the afternoon, Ellie Cosgrave, a regional winner and national runner up in last year’s Competition, with her proposal about women in engineering, will let us know what she has been doing a year on from the Competition.

Professor Sue Kilcoyne will talk about retrofitting an Energy House

Professor Sue Kilcoyne to talk on retrofitting an Energy House

A number of affiliates will be joining us, including The Methodist Women in Britain and The Trefoil Guild.  We will listen to their present and future plans and how we can continue to work together.

Patricia Harriss from the Bar Convent in York is our after dinner speaker on Saturday and will talk on ‘They are But Women’.  I’m sure the gentlemen attending will enjoy that too!

On Sunday, we begin with a business session for the Annual General Meeting (AGM), after which the new President will address us and we will then move on to group discussions on the UN Sustainable Development Goals 2015-2030.  Sunday lunch will follow.

I don’t know how we’re going to fit it all in!

If you haven’t already, book your place now and don’t miss out on such a varied, busy and, I hope  enjoyable programme.

There’s still time so don’t miss out!

If you are not a member, don’t hesitate to contact us if you would like to find out more about the National Council of Women.

Contact information available here.

This year’s annual conference is being held at the Park Inn by Radisson in York

By NCWGB President Elsie Leadley