Older Posts: 2014


This trilogy is perfect for those who like to escape from reality and enjoy action, fantasy and romance all rolled into one.

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Volunteer opportunity with the National Lifelong Learning Project

We are looking for a volunteer to assist our colleague Lorna Stevenson, the project worker, in supporting a women’s history group in Clydebank to develop a Memory Box about women’s history in West Dunbartonshire.

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The GWL team ready to build a bright, exciting new era for GWL

Help us build our future as part of the GWL Board

Do you share our vision of a world in which women’s historical, cultural and political contributions to society are fully recognised, valued and celebrated by all? Glasgow Women’s Library is recruiting to its team of Non-Executive Directors.

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The Actresses Franchise League

A background to The Actresses Franchise League – the organisation that first put on ‘A Pageant of Great Women’.

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The ease of your pose, the grace of your silhouette. The way that your shoulders meet your slender neck *

Book review – “Being Emily” by Rachel Gold (Bella Books 2012) – available from Glasgow Women’s Library   I was sniffing about the fiction section of the library while waiting to go into a meeting, not particularly looking for a book but curious to see if there was anything new and interesting. I noticed “Being […]

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Loving The Alien?

Alien (18) Saturday 6th December 2014 at Glasgow Women’s Library A screening of the classic film which features the iconic character of Ellen Ripley, followed by a discussion of Ripley and feminist claims for the film with a panel including Professor of Feminist Media Studies Karen Boyle, and author Kirsty Logan.   I had not […]

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Iona with Makes You Think tote bags

Designer in Residence Opportunity

We’re pleased to announce a Communications Designer in Residence opportunity with Glasgow Women’s Library and Glasgow School of Art’s Visual Communications department.

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Maggie McIver

Believe it or not the creator of the Barras was actually a woman called Maggie McIver. Known as the Barra Queen she prospered at a time when very few women could. Read more about her here,

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BOOK REVIEW – ‘Divided City’ by Theresa Breslin

The following review has been submitted by Glasgow Women’s Library volunteer Kath Kane as part of the Mixing the Colours: Women Speaking About Sectarianism project. If you would like to find out more about reviewing books or other materials for the Mixing the Colours project, please contact Rebecca Jones – – – – – – – – – […]

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Looking Back on 2014

As an exciting and momentous year draws to an end we are reflecting over all that we have achieved in our first year in our new home in Bridgeton. We have had a range of events from the launch of our award winning 21 Revolutions publication, our first involvement with the Glasgow International Festival, our […]

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