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Our volunteers and staff recommend… Book Picnic of the month

What a great way to welcome autumn and October with our monthly Book Picnic. Here are the books recommended on Wednesday 3rd October. It was funny to notice that most of the covers of the books brought were related to birds and feathers.   Pauline recommends: Mrs Pankhurst’s Purple Feather by Tessa Boase A fascinating and […]

Cover of the book showing four women in early 20th century clothes carrying placards with slogans asking for "Votes for Women"

Book review: What the Suffragists Did Next

Find out why our volunteer Anna highly recommends this book.
In 1918, David Lloyd George’s post-war government passed the Representation of the People Act, and for the first time women were included in the political process. Women now accounted for nearly 50 per cent of the electorate, but universal suffrage was a long way off, and women still had to face censure and discrimination in their professional and personal lives.

10 cool facts about my internship with GWL

It is here. My very last blog post for GWL now that my internship is coming to an end. As farewells are never easy by their nature, I thought long and hard about the tone of this blog post. Should I give it the mournful voice of my heart? Or should I make this a […]

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!

Review: Schicksalsfäden – Women’s histories in thread and fabric

Glasgow Women’s Library is delighted to have been receiving numerous wonderful books, some of which come from our partners. In this review, our intern Jeanette looks at a collection of tapestries made by different international women and women’s groups. The book is a gift from the Women’s Cultural Museum of Furth, Germany.

Tillie Olsen 'Silences' at GWL. Credit: GWL

Hitherto Unknown: Research Workshops Tillie Olsen Wish List

Ahead of the first research workshop ‘Hitherto Unknown’ we launch a call out for books in Tillie Olsen’s reading lists to help complete the collection at Glasgow Women’s Library.

First Hurrah Fares Well (Book Review)

“Swansong” by Kerry Andrew (Hardback – Jonathan Cape/ Penguin 2018) FICTION  reviewed by Jay Andrew, Front of House volunteer I will admit that it was the author’s last name that first  drew me, unused to seeing that which I share, in the hope of an affinity, a connection. What starts out as a tale of a young woman, […]

Glasgow Women's Library at 23 Landressy Street, Bridgeton

Job Vacancy: Development Worker

We are seeking a committed, creative individual who can embrace a new challenging role within our dynamic team. This new role will build on the innovative work taking place at Glasgow Women’s Library, and will be specifically focussed on adding capacity and working alongside both the GWL Collections Team (Museum Curator, Archivist and Librarian) and other staff team members developing and delivering the programming of events.

Suffragette Talk: Who was Pleasance Pendred?

Our intern Jeanette made a great discovery: a suffragette named Plesance Pendred may have operated under an alias. In this blog post, she introduces into her research and assertions.

GWL’s Adele Patrick Embarks on a Clore Leadership Fellowship

GWL Creative Development Manager Adele Patrick is taking a sabbatical to embark on a Clore Leadership Fellowship. Here she tells us about the programme and what taking part means to her.