National Lifelong Learning Blog

Introducing our new intern

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 . […]

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 (

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 […]

A month of specials and travels

In this blog post, our intern Jeanette reminisces about what volunteering at GWL held for her in the month of May. Be prepared for travels, books and fun at handcrafting.

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, […]

A warm hello from our new intern

We are happy to welcome our new international volunteer, Jeanette. In this blog post, she will present herself and recount her first two weeks at GWL.

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: New Places, Women’s Voices

Since August this year Glasgow Women’s Library has been touring Scotland with Lauren Printy Currie’s Travelling Gallery exhibition. In this podcast, our national intern, Luba, talks about the Travelling Gallery project and shares with you some of those unique voices.

There’s a first time for everything: Travelling Gallery and Glasgow Women’s Library on the road

In Spring 2017 the artist Lauren Printy Currie completed a three month residency at GWL. Lauren’s new Travelling Gallery exhibition, Her body remembered a night-blooming cereus, sweated industry and salt (what came near), which was inspired by her time at GWL, is now touring the length and breadth of Scotland. Here, Luba the GWL national lifelong learning intern tells us about life at GWL and on the road with Travelling Gallery…