Friday Night Mixer – Where are the women?

Join us for an informal lecture on the subject of ‘Where are the Women?’ at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery in Edinburgh on the 8th November 2019, doors 6pm. Rachael and myself will be discussing some of the works held at the National Portrait Gallery including works relating to  Jessie M King, Cecile Walton, Lena Alexander…

GBPT are looking for new Trustees – could it be you?

Our friends over in Glasgow Building Preservation Trust are currently recruiting for new Board members. If you want your voice to be heard, like a challenge and think you could make a difference, check out all the details here. They are a great bunch who look after Glasgow’s built environment and organise the fantastic Doors…

Heritage Hits – Autumn 2019

Hello everyone! We have awoken from the PhD slumber to bring you the BEST Heritage Hits for Autumn 2019. Myself and Rachael have been squirreled away researching, writing and re-drafting our uni work and we can now see light at the end of the tunnel.  We are now both in our final year and both…

Heritage Hits – Summer 2019

Need your heritage fix this summer? We have rounded up all the best heritage, museum and history events for you in one handy place! Exhibitions Discover how today’s fashion industry is challenging perceptions and championing alternative ideals of beauty on the catwalk, in advertising, editorial and behind the camera at The National Museum of Scotland,…

History Podcasts You’ll Love

I am not exaggerating when I say that podcasts keep me sane (that and the medication I diligently take). I used to love listening to audiobooks on cassette tapes in my sheep-shaped walkman from the Early Learning Centre when I was a wee yin, and now I find the same solace in podcasts. Below are…

Heritage Hits – Easter 2019

Hello everyone! We have been hidden away writing and crafting our PhD’s BUT we are venturing out into the wide-world over Easter to experience some of these great Heritage Hits in 2019. Over 2019, we have some exciting projects bubbling away in the background of our academic studies and hopefully we will be able to share…

Let’s Talk About Vaginas

That title got your attention didn’t it! The spark that inspired this post is a documentary everyone must watch called 100 Vaginas which aired recently on Channel 4. It should be made a part of the curriculum as far as I’m concerned, it is compulsory viewing for teenagers and adults of all ages and genders….

We need YOU – 2019 edition!

We need your help! As many of our readers know, we have become very, very busy recently and cannot always update the blog as frequently as we would like. We would, therefore, like to open our digital doors so to speak and invite contributions. So, if you have a piece of research, an opinion, book/exhibition…

Heritage Festivities 2018

November was pretty bleak, but now praise the goddess it’s December and Christmas is here to save us. Now I’m an atheist but I love Christmas and I like to think I celebrate Yule in the good old-fashioned pagan way. So many of our modern traditions are rooted in pre-Christian pagan traditions, including putting up…

Heritage Hits – Winter Edition

The nights are dark, damp and frankly quite depressing! Well, fear not as we are here to brighten up your day and provide suggestions for all your heritage and feminism needs. Here’s some colourful events we suggest to cheer you up! Exhibitions Want a fun and exciting exhibition which focuses solely on women? Why not…