On Monday 12th July I, like many, heard of the sudden death of Emma Ritch, the Executive Director of Engender. The shock, disbelief and grief are palpable, numbing.
It’s fair to say that I’ve been interested in Suffragettes since I was young girl. Maybe it’s being Mancunian – the Pankhurst legacy looms large in that city of radicals. As a 15 year old, this was my subject of choice for my History exam project, and as an adult and keen family history detective […]
… About 21 Revolutions. Who doesn’t love to be read to? Being transported through surprising places, times and emotions is a joy at any time, and being read to by some of Scotland’s most prolific writers is truly a special experience. To mark Glasgow Women’s Library’s 21st Birthday in 2012, the Library commissioned 21 artists and 21 writers to […]
In looking forward to greeting a new decade, it’s perhaps only natural to reflect on the last. But in greeting 2020 I want to look back even further, to 2007…
In the 26 years I’ve been involved, there’s not much I haven’t found myself doing for Glasgow Women’s Library. Through love, through necessity, but always with a profound belief in GWL’s potential in transforming the lives of women for the better. Like many women’s and other equalities organisations, GWL grew from the grass-roots: founded and […]
I suppose that being drawn to reflect upon the past year is natural as we start to close up our wonderful Library for the festive period. As 2018 dawned, I truly didn’t think that it could have topped recent years, during which we embarked on renovation works, won multiple awards, welcomed more people through our doors than ever before and delivered incredibly exciting programmes of events. But as it turned out, 2018 was epic.
If you’ve visited Glasgow Women’s Library of late, you can’t help but have noticed that we are once again shrouded in scaffolding, from top to bottom and right around the building. This marks the next vital stage of the renovations to our stunning Grade B Listed building.
Many items in GWL’s museum, archive and library collections also remind us that we can work together to change the world for the better.
Let’s be honest, everyone loves some encouragement; to be told that you’re doing well. It’s a real morale boost, and at Glasgow Women’s Library we are all thrilled when this happens, so to be recognised for excellence through the winning of awards really does make our day – and has certainly made our year.
Today marks the first day of our 25th Birthday month – and year! We feel that this milestone is really worth celebrating, and so we are proud to launch a year of reflection, celebration and planning for the future – and we want you to be involved.