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Badges of Honour: GWL Badges

7th June, 2013 at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Intern Hannah wearing badges from the GWL collection

Badges of Honour

How Badge-Wearing Women Changed the World

The Badges of Honour team are connecting our badges with other collections in Scotland. If you would like to discover more about the world of women’s badges and the way they, and the women who wore them, changed the world book onto our inspiring and fascinating series of visits.

Glasgow Women’s Library: Friday 7th June, 2pm

Come and explore the Library’s diverse badge collection guided by our archivists. Discover Suffragette rosettes, badges worn at Greenham Common and others that played their part in hundreds of equality campaigns. Dive in, share your own badge history and see what badge treasures you can uncover.

The project will include additional visits to other collections in Scotland including:

Where you can learn about suffragette medals, women’s liberation badges and more, and hear more about the amazing women who owned them. To find out more click on the title links above.


These events are free of charge but booking is essential. Please click here to book onto one or all of the Badges of Honour visits . Please ensure you detail which of the visits you wish to attend and how many places you want to book when completing the booking.

Tell your story

Over the next few months the door is open to anyone who wants to get involved. Maybe the time is right to add your precious badges to our archive: our archivists will welcome you and invite you to tell us more about your treasures. Maybe you have memories of a badge you loved and lost? Arrange to come in and browse our collection to see if we have a copy and tell us more about what this badge meant to you.  To get involved simply contact our friendly archivists Lindsey and Laura.




7th June, 2013
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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GWL at Berkeley Street
15 Berkeley Street
Glasgow, G3 7BW
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0141 248 9969