National Lifelong Learning Blog

Hello From a New GWL Intern!

Hi! I’m Ruth and I will be an intern at the Glasgow Women’s Library for the next 4 months. I hail from the Netherlands, and am now in my fourth and final year at Amsterdam University of the Arts, where I study Cultural Heritage. During these past few years I’ve learned about art history, cultural […]

Women in the Landscape Creative Writing Session at Moniack Mhor Creative Writing Centre, October 2018

CALL FOR CONTRIBUTORS! Our Space, Our Place: Creating Ecofeminism

Our Space, Our Place: Creating Ecofeminism Glasgow Women’s Library Saturday 30th March 2019 10am-4pm       Global ecological activism is built on the work of women. Yet the value of women’s environmental campaigning and action often remains invisible.         Our Space, Our Place: Creating Ecofeminism, a partnership between researchers at universities […]

Three Month with the National Project

“I’m looking forward to exploring ways of learning and educating outside school, and the student teacher relationship. By working with the National Project and getting to know the Lifelong Learning Programme, I will hopefully be closer to an answer to that question by the end of my internship.” I wrote these lines almost three month […]

Writers and rebels – Bold Types 2018

Our intern Lisa tells us about her involvement in GWL’s Bold Types writing competition.   When I applied for my internship at GWL last spring, I was told that one thing I would be doing was to be a first round judge for a creative writing competition. At that point I had absolutely no idea […]

Image of Katalina Watt smiling

‘Find Your Place’ by Katalina Watt

‘Find Your Place’ by Katalina Watt was written during the Autumn series of ‘Secret Garden’ creative writing workshops, run by Glasgow Women’s Library in partnership with Edinburgh Art Festival.

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, […]