Glasgow Women’s Library (GWL) celebrated its thirtieth birthday in 2021. Since its creation GWL has helped and enriched the lives of countless women and non-binary people. A two year study was carried out at the University of Strathclyde exploring this impact and the transformative power GWL has had over the years. This blog includes more information on the academics who carried out the research as well as an interview with them. The blog will also introduce the exhibition entitled Transformations on display in the library building until the 2nd of April 2022 which presents the findings of the study through artwork.

Consciously Rising Blog

Glasgow Women’s Library is currently hosting a wonderful exhibition in its gallery until the 5th of February 2022 entitled Consciously Rising. This blog provides a bit of background to its creation as well as an interview with some of the people involved.

Joan Eardley books showing her colourful and textural landscapes.

Joan Eardley (1921-1963)

2021 marks 100 years since the birth of Joan Eardley. GWL is exhibiting five of her paintings until February 2022 and this blog provides a bit more information about her life and works. It also contains some photos of Catterline, a place of huge inspiration to Joan.

The Greenham Common Women’s Peace Camp

The Greenham Common Women’s Peace Camp lasted for nearly twenty years as a site to peacefully protest against nuclear weapons. 2021 marks the 40th anniversary since the camp started and this blog provides a bit more information about it.

Forgotten Scottish Authors

Sir Walter Scott and Jane Austen are two highly celebrated authors. But what about Scottish women who were also writing at the same time as these revered figures? This blog introduces four Scottish women who were well known in their day but now are largely forgotten.

Books about Gardening, Plants, Seeds and Growing

Now that winter is upon us, many of us will be longing for spring and the flora and fauna that we see during that season. Here are some reads about gardening and growing to keep you going and hopefully plant some inspiration.