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Our volunteers and staff recommend… Book Picnic of the month

What a great way to welcome autumn and October with our monthly Book Picnic. Here are the books recommended on Wednesday 3rd October. It was funny to notice that most of the covers of the books brought were related to birds and feathers.   Pauline recommends: Mrs Pankhurst’s Purple Feather by Tessa Boase A fascinating and […]

10 cool facts about my internship with GWL

It is here. My very last blog post for GWL now that my internship is coming to an end. As farewells are never easy by their nature, I thought long and hard about the tone of this blog post. Should I give it the mournful voice of my heart? Or should I make this a […]

Some last steps in research before I say goodbye…

Our intern Jeanette just published her last monthly blog post before her return back to Germany. We will greatly miss her!

Review: Schicksalsfäden – Women’s histories in thread and fabric

Glasgow Women’s Library is delighted to have been receiving numerous wonderful books, some of which come from our partners. In this review, our intern Jeanette looks at a collection of tapestries made by different international women and women’s groups. The book is a gift from the Women’s Cultural Museum of Furth, Germany.

Tillie Olsen 'Silences' at GWL. Credit: GWL

Hitherto Unknown: Research Workshops Tillie Olsen Wish List

Ahead of the first research workshop ‘Hitherto Unknown’ we launch a call out for books in Tillie Olsen’s reading lists to help complete the collection at Glasgow Women’s Library.

Suffragette Talk: Who was Pleasance Pendred?

Our intern Jeanette made a great discovery: a suffragette named Plesance Pendred may have operated under an alias. In this blog post, she introduces into her research and assertions.

GWL’s Adele Patrick Embarks on a Clore Leadership Fellowship

GWL Creative Development Manager Adele Patrick is taking a sabbatical to embark on a Clore Leadership Fellowship. Here she tells us about the programme and what taking part means to her.

Kate Williams Evans (left), and some of her suffrage-related possessions (right) which have recently been auctioned (Image courtesy of Catherine Southon Auctioneer & Valuer and Wales Online (https://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/rare-collection-welsh-suffragettes-belongings-14953061)

Kate Evans . . . and Kate Evans!

GWL Intern Jeanette Lang recently made a fascinating discovery while conducting research into Scottish suffragette Kate Evans . . . Jeanette says: An anniversary cannot be celebrated without preparations, and so it is for the centenary of women’s right to vote in the UK. Besides exhibitions, installations, film screenings, processions and lectures across the country, […]

My Experience Volunteering at GWL

My experience with Glasgow Women’s Library began long before I began volunteering in May this year. Prior to volunteering I had attended a few different events sparking interest in the way the library worked and curiosity about the opportunities it could provide. Feeling inspired, I contacted Gabrielle the Volunteer Coordinator and a few weeks later […]

My Saturday on the Women’s Heritage Walk

Hi all! My names Ashley and I’m excited to be volunteering at GWL attending and writing about events. The Heritage Walk was amazing and incredibly informative of amazing women in Glasgow’s East End. I can’t wait to attend others.