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8 book covers of books written by women in the interwar years

Out & About this Summer

The national summer programme got off to a great start in Edinburgh in June with two events: Our Create and Connect writing group, which meets in Edinburgh held a showcase event at the Scottish Poetry Library. Group members met with development worker Nadine in advance to practice and get support on performing their work, then […]

Readers of Colour x Fringe of Colour

Readers of Colour X Fringe of Colour

This Summer, we are excited to take part in Fringe of Colour, aiming to increase the access of young people of colour in Edinburgh to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Join us to see Fringe shows and enjoy reading and talking together!

Introducing Book Bunk

We’re delighted to announce that we have been selected to be a critical friend to Book Bunk, an organisation based in Nairobi.

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#WomanOfTheWeek Kathleen Collins

This week’s #WomanOfTheWeek is Kathleen Collins and she was chosen and written about by GWL Volunteer Pauline.

The Library space with a poster stuck to the end of one of the bookshelves. It indicates the workshops taking place in the space. In the background you can make out some women gathered around a table.

Open the Door 2019: A Day of Inspiration and Delights

Sue Whistler shares her experience of attending the daytime session of Open the Door 2019.

Recruiting Women’s History Detectives

We’d like to grow our team of Women’s Heritage Walks tour guides and would love to hear from you if you are interested in women’s history, or want to learn more, and who want to contribute to making women’s achievements, lives and contributions more visible and better known.

A yellow background with black text detailing some of the details of Joan Ure's life. Full text is written below.

#WomanOfTheWeek Joan Ure

This week’s #WomanOfTheWeek is Joan Ure and she was chosen and written about by GWL Volunteer Annie.

A badge that states: "Keep Your Filthy Laws Off My Body", green lettering on a lilac background.

Our Bodies, Our Choice

Feminists have been campaigning to gain and retain access to sexual health education, contraception, safe and legal abortions, and parental rights for centuries. We’re sharing some of the Reproductive Rights badges from our collection to highlight these struggles.

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

New books you can borrow this month

There are three fictional and three memoir books to choose from this month – all very different and creative; two poetry books, one by Iona Lee and the other by Liz Lochhead; a biography of Jane Haining; an examination of the italian artist Artemisia Gentileschi; travel to Iceland; and Amanda Thomson’s Scots Dictionary. I think there is definitely something for everyone this month!