Abortion in Scotland and Poland in 1980s

In a 1990 letter, Liz Armstrong wrote that the Scottish Abortion Campaign is primarily a Scottish Campaign dealing with the different problems that women had in Scotland, where the law, education system and way of providing NHS care was different to England and Wales at that time.

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We had another session of our Book Picnic with Rosie, Gaby, Wendy and Pauline. And as usual wonderful book recommendations were shared: Small White Monkeys by Sophie Collins This wonderful publication is about shame, self-expression and self-help. The image of the small white monkeys is taken from one of Sophie Collins’ poems called ‘The Engine’ […]

Kamila Shamsie’s Home Fire: A Question of Family, Love and Morality

Kamila Shamsie’s Home Fire was long-listed for last year’s prestigious Man Booker Prize. It’s an elegant, thought provoking and socially relevant tale of clashing cultures, family loss, grief and a young woman of Islam’s place in the modern world; torn between a service to family and faith and her own sense of individuality and morality. […]

International Women’s Day in the Edinburgh Women’s Liberation Movement

The archive collection at the Women’s Library is full of material which illuminates women’s history, and as part of my Genders Studies Masters at the University of Stirling I’ve been given the opportunity to undertake a research placement exploring the archives. My project is to study the Edinburgh Women’s Liberation Movement Newsletters, of which the […]

Seeing Things: Claire Heminsley and House for an Art Lover

See some of the photos taken by the Seeing Things group on their recent visit to House for an Art Lover!

Approaching an Archive

Approaching an Archive – Part One; Culture Shock Allow the pleasure of introducing myself; I’m Phoebe. I’m a Northern Irish student trundling my way about Scotland and finding myself studying something I never thought I’d have a chance to at higher education; Gender Studies at Stirling University. As part of the Glasgow Women’s Library’s continuing […]

Dorothy Dick – Ambulance Driver and Animal Activist

My name is Rhia, and I’m currently working on my master’s degree in Gender Studies at Stirling University, and diving into the archives here at Glasgow Women’s Library. As part of a project with Glasgow Women’s Library, I’m investigating the ways ephemeral items are considered in the archives. I’m especially interested in asking “How does […]

Don’t Miss Talking About Making, A Double Session With Artists Jasleen Kaur and Ruth Ewan!

On Wednesday 21st February and Saturday 3rd of March from 1:45-4:00pm we are thrilled to be welcoming Glasgow’s own worldwide exhibiting artist Jasleen Kaur in a “double bill” of conversation and presentation with esteemed thinker and fellow artist Ruth Ewan. The event, organised by GWL’s Seeing Things initiative, is comprised of two back-to-back special sessions […]

Ruth Barker & Hannah Leighton-Boyce at Castlefield Gallery, Manchester

New works will premiere at Castlefield Gallery, Manchester, before touring in 2019 to Glasgow Women’s Library, and acquisition into the University of Salford Art Collection.

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Last Tuesday we had our second session of the Book Picnic! So exciting! And again it was filled with amazing new recommendations that we want to share with you. Daring to Drive – Manal al-Sharif A very inspiring memoir, written by a Saudi-Arabian woman who dared to drive. She challenges rules and breaks the taboo that […]