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Staff, volunteers, interns and student placements share updates from projects and events at Glasgow Women’s Library

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.

Connecting with Kurdish women

A few months ago a former volunteer, Jenni, contacted us to let us know about a group of women setting up a women’s library in the Kurdish region of Iraq where she had spent some time volunteering. Would we like to make a connection? Of course, we did!

May Book Picnic Recommendations

On the first Wednesday of every month, GWL team members and volunteers share what we’ve read recently at our Book Picnic. In the current climate, our Book Picnic takes place remotely, giving all of us some valuable social interaction and providing us with many excellent book suggestions… A Single Thread by Tracy Chevalier Recommended by […]

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Open the Door: words with women writers, Amanda Thomson & Amy Gear

Following their fascinating discussion at our first Open the Door event this year, we followed up with Amanda Thomson & Amy Gear to ask the last couple of audience questions we’d run out of time for.

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We’re Back!

We are so thrilled to have been able to welcome visitors back to GWL since 4th May, and our opening hours are currently limited to Tuesdays – Fridays, from 11am – 4pm.  However, we will soon be extending our opening hours so that, hopefully, more of you will be able to visit us.  From Saturday 29th […]

Hustings for Women’s Equality: What are the priorities in the next Scottish Parliament?

On April 1st, 2021 Engender, in partnership with fourteen women’s organisations across Scotland, organised the Hustings for Women’s Equality event where different party leaders of all political parties currently represented in the Scottish Parliament were invited to present their priorities for women in the next Scottish Parliament and to answer different questions from participants…

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Job Vacancy: We are recruiting!

We are recruiting for two posts! If you’re interested in working at GWL, enjoy administration, and you’re passionate about supporting women, have a look at the job description!

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One Week To Go!

The GWL building is reopening on Tuesday 4th May. We’re really looking forward to it! This week staff and volunteers have been busy at the building getting it ready for us to welcome visitors again.  What do you need to know?  Unless you are exempt please bring a face covering to wear while you’re here. […]

April Book Picnic Recommendations

On the first Wednesday of every month, GWL team members and volunteers share what we’ve read recently at our Book Picnic. In the current climate, our Book Picnic takes place remotely, giving all of us some valuable social interaction and providing us with many excellent book suggestions… The Binding by Bridget Collins  Set in a […]

Collecting voices in The Time of Coronavirus.

Over the last few months Gender studies placement student Louise Sidey has been collecting oral accounts from some of the staff and volunteers at GWL as part of the exhibit, Collecting in The Time of Corona Virus. I set out to record an oral history of staff and volunteers at the women’s library because collecting […]