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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 […]

Roller Derby Bout programme cover, featuring a roller derby player in protective gear including a green helmet with a black star, wearing a sleeveless t-shirt that says 'Auld Reekie Roller Girls', and animal print leggings.

NMRD Object of the Month: Roller Derby Bout Programme

The National Museum of Roller Derby is the UK’s first permanent collection of ephemera and memorabilia relating to the sport of Women’s Flat Track Roller Derby. August2019’s NMRD Object of the month is a Roller Derby Bout Programme for Auld Reekie Roller Girls Twisted Thistles vs Tiger Bay Brawlers.

Roller Derby themed puzzle book cover featuring a wordsearch

NMRD Object of the Month: Commemorative Puzzle Book

The National Museum of Roller Derby is the UK’s first permanent collection of ephemera and memorabilia relating to the sport of Women’s Flat Track Roller Derby. July 2019’s NMRD Object of the month is a Roller Derby themed puzzle book commemorating the tenth anniversary of Roller Derby in the UK.

Roller Derby by Catherine Mabe, cover

NMRD Object of the Month: Roller Derby by Catherine Mabe

The National Museum of Roller Derby is the UK’s first permanent collection of ephemera and memorabilia relating to the sport of Women’s Flat Track Roller Derby. June 2019’s NMRD Object of the month is Roller Derby: The history and all-girl revival of the greatest sport on wheels by Catherine Mabe

Skate helmet donated by skater Deadly DeVito #0.5. The helmet is covered in colourful roller derby and brand stickers

NMRD Object of the Month: Roller Derby helmet

The National Museum of Roller Derby is the UK’s first permanent collection of ephemera and memorabilia relating to the sport of Women’s Flat Track Roller Derby. May 2019’s NMRD Object of the month is a roller derby helmet donated by skater Deadly DeVito #0.5.

End of the World Series 6th place trophy awarded to the Vendetta Vixens. The trophy is in the shape of a roller boot.

NMRD Object of the Month: Roller Derby tournament trophy

The National Museum of Roller Derby is the UK’s first permanent collection of ephemera and memorabilia relating to the sport of Women’s Flat Track Roller Derby. April 2019’s NMRD Object of the month is a tournament trophy from the End of the World Series in 2012.

Two Early Glasgow Roller Derby flyers: one on the left dates from the early days of the league when they were known as Glasgow Roller Girls, while the right shows Chaos on the Clyde, the first WFTDA tournament held in Scotland.

NMRD Object of the Month: Glasgow Roller Derby flyers

The National Museum of Roller Derby is the UK’s first permanent collection of ephemera and memorabilia relating to the sport of Women’s Flat Track Roller Derby. March 2019’s object(s) are Glasgow Roller Derby flyers.

Team Scotland badge featuring a unicorn

NMRD Object of the Month: Team Scotland Roller Derby Badge

The National Museum of Roller Derby is the UK’s first permanent collection of ephemera and memorabilia relating to the sport of Women’s Flat Track Roller Derby. February 2019’s object is a Team Scotland badge to support the team at the Roller Derby World Cup that took place in February 2018 in Manchester, England.

NMRD Object of the Month: ‘Get yer skates on’

The National Museum of Roller Derby is the UK’s first permanent collection of ephemera and memorabilia relating to the sport of Women’s Flat Track Roller Derby. January 2019’s NMRD Object of the month is ‘Get yer skates on’, a feature in the Student Newspaper from 2010 introducing the sport.

Some last steps in research before I say goodbye…

Our intern Jeanette just published her last monthly blog post before her return back to Germany. We will greatly miss her!