Rebecca Jones

Kate Williams Evans (left), and some of her suffrage-related possessions (right) which have recently been auctioned (Image courtesy of Catherine Southon Auctioneer & Valuer and Wales Online (https://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/rare-collection-welsh-suffragettes-belongings-14953061)

Kate Evans . . . and Kate Evans!

GWL Intern Jeanette Lang recently made a fascinating discovery while conducting research into Scottish suffragette Kate Evans . . . Jeanette says: An anniversary cannot be celebrated without preparations, and so it is for the centenary of women’s right to vote in the UK. Besides exhibitions, installations, film screenings, processions and lectures across the country, […]

Harpies, Quines and Bonnie Fechters . . .

There’s no doubt that 2018 is a special year. Events, remembrances and celebrations all over the country mark 100 years since (some) women secured the vote in the UK – and 2018 is also the centenary of the end of World War One. As part of our own recognition of this momentous year, the National […]

Out and About with the National Project . . .

In May, our National Lifelong Learning Development Worker, Morag, was lucky enough to be invited to Fürth in Bavaria for a symposium and the launch of a beautiful new exhibition from our sister museum, the Women’s Cultural Museum (Frauen in der Einen Welt). This is what Morag had to say about her visit: The exhibition, […]

Dundee gets a visit from some Firebrand Women . . .

Spring may have got off to a chilly start, but that wasn’t going to stop Glasgow Women’s Library from getting our Firebrand Women Exhibition to Dundee! In partnership with GWL and Dundee Women’s Festival, Dundee Central Library hosted the Firebrand Women Exhibition from 6th March to 17th March as part of our celebration of International Women’s Day […]

A Very Merry Christmas from the National Lifelong Learning Project!

2017 has been an incredibly busy year for our National Lifelong Learning project, and we’re so proud and very grateful to the women all over Scotland who have helped us to make it such a seriously fun and successful time. In celebration of the end of a great year, we thought we’d take a moment […]

Podcast: All Women Poetry Slam 2017 – Lesley Traynor

On Friday 9th June this year, we had a rousing and raucous time at our 2017 All Women Poetry Slam hosted by Carly Brown at the Out of the Blue Café in Edinburgh. For those of you who missed the Slam, we are delighted to feature podcast recordings of some of the poems we heard […]

Podcast: All Women Poetry Slam 2017 – Jo Gilbert

On Friday 9th June this year, we had a rousing and raucous time at our 2017 All Women Poetry Slam hosted by Carly Brown at the Out of the Blue Café in Edinburgh. For those of you who missed the Slam, we are delighted to feature podcast recordings of some of the poems we heard […]

Slam Success!

From “pain, pish and patriarchy” to slam poetry in Doric, it’s fair to say we had a rousing and raucous time at our 2017 All Women Poetry Slam hosted by Carly Brown at the Out of the Blue Café in Edinburgh on Friday 9th June. We were treated to performances by a group of extremely […]

Inside Line magazine, Issue 1, September 2011 (cover)

A Revolution – On Roller Skates! Celebrating the Audacious Women of Roller Derby

Women are often told not to take up space. Sugar, spice, all things nice, we’re told we can’t (or shouldn’t) throw, or run fast, or get sweaty or dirty when we exercise. In 2017, we’re still told that there are some sports that women just can’t (or shouldn’t!) compete in. But we want to tell […]

Podcast: All Women Poetry Slam 2016 – Hannah Lavery

On Thursday 23rd June 2016, we were proud and very excited to host the All Women Poetry Slam in partnership with the Harpies, Fechters and Quines Festival 2016 at the Out of the Blue Cafe in Edinburgh. The slam received a fantastic response and was enormously popular; a chance for women of all ages and […]