Rebel Women – Women’s Liberation Movement in St Andrews
This week, the Main Library has a display to celebrate rebel women, to tie in with this year’s Book Week Scotland theme of ‘Rebel’. This display features some items from our Special Collections, including advertisements for the first official meeting of the St Andrews Women’s Liberation Movement and photographs of some important women in St Andrews history, including Frances Helen Melville, Franki Raffles and Elizabeth Garrett Anderson. Read more about these items in our post Rebel Women – Women’s Liberation Movement in the Aien.
Also on display is a selection of books to borrow from our collection, which are written by or about powerful women, including titles by Mary Wollstonecraft, bell hooks, Simone de Beauvoir, Susan Moller Okin and Zinnie Harris, who taught Creative Writing here at St Andrews. We also have some (free!) copies of Rebel, a collection of stories and poems by Scottish writers. Please pick up a free book, badge and bookmark when you come to see the display!
Our display coincides with the event Celebrating the History of St Andrews Feminism at 2pm on 21 November and hosted by the Early Careers Women’s Network and the St Andrews Institute for Gender Studies.
The display can be found on Level 2, the entrance level, of the Main Library and will run until Monday 26 November.