I am Lisa and I will be an intern here at Glasgow Women’s Library for the next three months. When I am not in Scotland I am a student of Bremen University, Germany, working on a degree in English-Speaking Cultures and Political Sciences. After adjusting to the Scottish weather (which is not too bad . […]
What a great way to welcome autumn and October with our monthly Book Picnic. Here are the books recommended on Wednesday 3rd October. It was funny to notice that most of the covers of the books brought were related to birds and feathers. Pauline recommends: Mrs Pankhurst’s Purple Feather by Tessa Boase A fascinating and […]
It is here. My very last blog post for GWL now that my internship is coming to an end. As farewells are never easy by their nature, I thought long and hard about the tone of this blog post. Should I give it the mournful voice of my heart? Or should I make this a […]
Our intern Jeanette just published her last monthly blog post before her return back to Germany. We will greatly miss her!
Glasgow Women’s Library is delighted to have been receiving numerous wonderful books, some of which come from our partners. In this review, our intern Jeanette looks at a collection of tapestries made by different international women and women’s groups. The book is a gift from the Women’s Cultural Museum of Furth, Germany.
Ahead of the first research workshop ‘Hitherto Unknown’ we launch a call out for books in Tillie Olsen’s reading lists to help complete the collection at Glasgow Women’s Library.
Our intern Jeanette made a great discovery: a suffragette named Plesance Pendred may have operated under an alias. In this blog post, she introduces into her research and assertions.
GWL Creative Development Manager Adele Patrick is taking a sabbatical to embark on a Clore Leadership Fellowship. Here she tells us about the programme and what taking part means to her.
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, […]
My experience with Glasgow Women’s Library began long before I began volunteering in May this year. Prior to volunteering I had attended a few different events sparking interest in the way the library worked and curiosity about the opportunities it could provide. Feeling inspired, I contacted Gabrielle the Volunteer Coordinator and a few weeks later […]