Lifelong Learning Blog
This pioneering women’s heritage walk revealed a hidden history of the West End of Glasgow: pipe-smoking forewomen, revolting schoolmistresses, and the unique car made by and for women. A unique and inspiring insight into the hitherto unsung women who made the West End.
Can you help one of our supporters in her PhD Research Project? Oral History Study on Conflict in Family Life and Relationships in Scotland 1979-1992 My name is Ann Donaldson and I am carrying out an oral history study looking at people’s experience of conflict in their family, domestic life or relationships in Scotland between [...]
It’s New Year and this time around I’m making 21 resolutions. Join me if you can to feel great and make a big difference to your women’s library.
In my five years at the library there have been so many fantastic events, this is my attempt to select my top ten.
It has been lovely working with the women at the Minority Ethnic Elderly Care Centre (MECC) in Govanhill exploring their favourite traditional recipes and hearing about the stories that go with them. A total of 6 recipes will be collected and, along with their stories of growing and cooking, will be used to create [...]
On a sunny Sunday afternoon, the 20th May, members and friends of GWL’s East End Detective group gathered at the Mercat Cross to try out a mini taster of the walk that will eventually become the Women’s Heritage walk around the East End of Glasgow.
Find out What’s On at GWL this summer with our new What’s On guide!
On Sunday 29 April, some of our East End Detectives attended an event called “Enoch was a Woman: a river walk”, led by artist Lucy Livingstone, as part of the Glasgow International Festival, designed to reinstate the reputation of a Glasgow figure now only represented in a temple of shopping.
I teach creative writing at the GWL and Helen said to me today, “Donna, can you write a blog post for us about what you do?” Oh dear. Basically, what I can teach anyone about creative writing boils down to just one sentence: You can’t teach anyone creative writing. So, I’m here under false pretences and I’ve been trying to keep that quiet. And now the cat’s out of the bag. I guess now I should just slink off home and never darken the Library’s doors again.