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Women Making History locally and globally

We asked you to tell us about the landmarks celebrating women near you and you rose to the challenge. So here are some of the women we’ve been introduced to thanks to you. Please keep them coming!

Our team recommends this month…

Check out some recommended reads from our staff and volunteers. Fiction and non fiction; newly published and not so recently published; transporting us to Nigeria, the Hebrides, and Ireland; and exploring all sorts of topics including the environment, slavery, and feminism in the 21st century.

Life in Taiwan during the pandemic

A first hand account of what life is like for a young woman living in Taiwan during the pandemic.

Turn your walk into a herstory treasure hunt

Our usual programme of guided Women’s Heritage Walks hasn’t gone ahead, but that shouldn’t stop you from getting to know your area through the lives of women. We’ve got some inspiration and resources to get you started…

Auf Wiedersehen

A post by Selina, a graduate of Information and Documentation from Switzerland who was on placement with us from September to December 2019.

(Re) Discover the pleasure of being read to

Our weekly Story Cafe sessions are so much fun! In this post our volunteer Lily explains what to expect from one of these events and shares why she feels these reading out loud sessions are so valuable and pleasurable.

Amongs the GWL shelves, a woman sits reading a book, wile another stands browsing the shelves.

Recruiting Front of House volunteers

We are looking for five or six new volunteers to join our Front of House team in 2020.

A group of ten people sitting on blankets on the grass. They are listening to a young woman who is holding a book.

Book Bunk Picnic

During our visit to Nairobi last month, we joined forces with the Book Bunk team for a Book Picnic like no other. Find out what books were recommended by the interns and staff from Book Bunk.

A badge with the name "Lily" on it, sitting next to a GWL library card on the GWL programme of events from February to May 2019. There is a quote from Nan Shepherd on the programme: "The first law of ecology is that everything is connected to everything else".

My Time at GWL

Lily spent three months volunteering with us at the start of 2019.  In this post she reflects upon that experience.

Recruiting Women’s History Detectives

We’d like to grow our team of Women’s Heritage Walks tour guides and would love to hear from you if you are interested in women’s history, or want to learn more, and who want to contribute to making women’s achievements, lives and contributions more visible and better known.