The Telltale is NSC’s now weekly electronic newsletter, which is typically emailed to members every Wednesday. The Telltale generally reflects the content of the NSC website, and vice versa.

Subscribe to the Telltale

The Telltale is normally emailed to all members, but if you have changed your email address, or are not receiving it, you may subscribe to it here.


The Telltale has been in production since 1980 when it was simply called the “Newsletter”. In 1982 the publication was renamed to “Tell-Tale” before being simplified to “Telltale” as we know it today.

Over the years the Telltale has taken a few different shapes and forms. It started off as a simple paper newsletter stapled together and passed around, and then became a comprehensive 20-30 page monthly publication mailed to members. Now, it is sent as a weekly email bulletin.

Recent Telltales

The 20 most recent Telltales are available here. For a copy of issues before that, but after 2016, send an email to telltale at

Telltales, 1980-2016

Telltales published from 1980-2016 can be found in pdf format, in NSC’s folders. Until the end of 2013, the Telltale was a 15-30 page monthly newsletter, edited for the last couple of decades by our late member, Yvonne Parlour. In 2014, the Telltale became a weekly email bulletin published by the office, under the responsibility of the Public Relations Director.

Submit A Story

If you have news, stories, or photos to include in the Telltale, contact the Public Relations Director.

Page updated: 2020-10-13.

Update log
02 Mar: DS/CS: Page created.
03 Mar: HM: Added this update log. PR Director specified as contact person. Fixed placement of link to latest Telltales. Changed “1980-2016” to “2000-2013”.
21 Feb: DS updated page as per Callum’s request.
13 Oct: DS: added Archive Campain Email link.
15 May: HM: removed buttons at top that served no value and looked awful on hand-held devices. Removed link to javascript call, for links to old MailChimp Telltale issues, as it was not working.
13 Oct: DS/HM: added links to recent Telltales. Also, major clean-up and reorganization of page.

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