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Violence Wheel from the Paisley & District Women's Aid Annual Report 1997-1998

Women’s Aid Services and the Speaking Out Exhibition

In this week’s blog we hear from Chloe Spence, a Speaking Out project volunteer who has been working on developing the project exhibition which will open at the Museum of Edinburgh in November.

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Programme for 25th Birthday Autumn 2016

Looking forward to the launch of our Autumn Programme…

Ahead of launching our Autumn programme we hear from Elizabeth Ford and Brianna Robertson-Kirkland who are recent PhD graduates in music from the University of Glasgow. Elizabeth and Brianna are hosting an incredible day at the library to research and discuss women’s education in the arts in the 18th century on Thursday 8th September, one of the earliest events in our new programme which we launch on 18th August.

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Introducing Emma, Project Engagement Officer (maternity cover) and Button Enthusiast Extraordinaire

In this post, we introduce Emma, who’s covering the project engagement officer position, learn a bit more about the development of the project exhibition and her abiding love of feminist buttons.

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Join us this Thursday for a special Story Café with Catherine Czerkawska!

Pop in to the Women’s Library this Thursday 11th August from 12:30pm for another special Story Café as versatile author and playwright Catherine Czerkawska joins us to talk about her latest novel The Jewel, a historical romance that intricately charts the courtship and marriage of Jean Armour and Robert Burns. The Jewel is a beautiful, […]

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Olympic Opening nurse costume

NMRD Object of the Month: Roller Skating NHS Nurse’s uniform

The National Museum of Roller Derby is the UK’s first permanent collection of ephemera and memorabilia relating to the sport of Women’s Flat Track Roller Derby. August’s NMRD Object of the month is a Roller Skating NHS Nurse’s uniform worn at the 2012 London Olympic Opening Ceremony by a London Rockin’ Roller skater.

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Books for girls and young women on the theme of magic and myths

Our next theme for girls and young women over the next two weeks is magic and myths! Have a look at our reading list and enjoy the books available at the library or at home. If you have any books we are seeking or books related to the theme and would like to donate please do!

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Connecting the Paper Past and the Web Present

In this week’s blog we hear from Lucy Janes, a Speaking Out project volunteer who has been working with the Scottish Women’s Aid archive at Glasgow Women’s Library.

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A Call for Cloth

The Beauty of A Call for Cloth

Call for Cloth is a new project coming to Glasgow Women’s Library, exploring the stories we tell about ourselves through cloth and clothing. An opportunity to get together, share stories and skills, and make a collaborative artwork that will be shown as part of the exhibition ‘Tall Tales’ this Autumn.

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Books for girls and young women on the theme of Adventure

Adventure is the theme for the girls and young women section over the next two weeks. Have a look at our reading list to find themed books to enjoy. If you have any books we are seeking or books related to the theme and would like to donate please do!

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The voices of women

Morag Allan Campbell writes about her experience of carrying out the first oral history interviews for the Speaking Out project.

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