Placements and Volunteers Blog

Working at the GWL; A placement student perspective

What I’ve learnt at the GWL  Being at the GWL, I’ve learned different things. I’m Aisha Aslam and I’m in my final year of study for PR, Marketing and Events at Queen Margaret University. I have been doing a work placement at the GWL from the beginning of October to the end of December, as […]

Interview with a female Speedway rider: Taya

Here is an interview with Taya, a young Speedway rider in a male-dominated sport.

My Experience at the Glasgow Women’s Library

In this post, volunteer Ella describes her time at the GWL.

A badge with the name "Lily" on it, sitting next to a GWL library card on the GWL programme of events from February to May 2019. There is a quote from Nan Shepherd on the programme: "The first law of ecology is that everything is connected to everything else".

My Time at GWL

Lily spent three months volunteering with us at the start of 2019.  In this post she reflects upon that experience.

Saying goodbye to GWL (for now)

In this blog post, Danish intern Ida shares her thoughts on what it’s been like working with GWL for the last three months.

Book Bunk

Bringing Literature Alive: Book Bunk Story Café Special

“How do we bring literature alive?” This is the question driving Wanjiru Koinange and Angela Wachuka, the co-founders of Book Bunk, an independent organisation based in Nairobi that transforms the city’s libraries into inclusive public spaces.

Volunteering: What It’s Meant To Me

This is a blog post about my personal experience of volunteering in the archive for the Glasgow Women’s Library. I have loved being part of the library and I have been given amazing opportunities to expand my knowledge and learn new skills.

Scottish Campaign to Resist The Atomic Message protest

Women Change the World

The long history of challenges faced by women has been countered by the activism of women, as we organise to change the inequalities and injustices that we face within society. The campaigning that activist women of the past undertook can be contrasted with the campaigns of activist women in the present. These parallels highlight how […]

Story Cafe

Story Café Recap: Fantastic Kenyan Activism and Art

To celebrate this week’s Book Bunk visit to GWL, our Story Café Special focused on Kenyan writers and activists. Read a summary of the Kenyan fiction, films and organisations we discussed.

Home Where Home Is Not

Home Where Home Is Not: On the Fruitfulness of Exchange

One of our volunteers, Daphne, has collaborated on a blog post with her fellow volunteers Mary, Annie, and Aileen, about their group visit to Home Where Home Is Not.