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LGBT History Month

WHS Committee Member and LGBT History Month Project Officer at LGBT Youth Scotland Amy Murphy has passed on the following information about upcoming events for LGBT History Month. This may be of interest to WHS members. For further information go to www.lgbthistory.org.uk below or contact Amy at Amy.Murphy@lgbtyouth.org.uk. February is LGBT History Month! We are …

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Sue Innes memorial lecture

Full information is now available about the Sue Innes lecture and reception, which will take place on the Friday evening. In addition to conference speakers and delegates, the lecture is also open to a broader public with a strong interest in history, policy, social work and related issues. Sue Innes memorial lecture poster

New blog!

Would you like to blog for Women’s History Scotland? Anyone who is attending the Annual Conference this year is invited to write a short piece about their experience. A selection of these will be published on the website as part of a blog, and will become a collective piece about the 2012 Annual Conference. Guest …

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Famous figures from the past will get their own commemorative plaque, under a new scheme from Historical Scotland

Historic figures are to get their own commemorative plaque under a new national scheme. Click the link to the BBC News website which has more information: http://m.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-19312935 It would be fantastic if Women’s History Scotland could suggest some women to be commemorated. This year’s theme looks for historic figures within the arts and creative fields. …

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Scots Olympian Golden Scots: Govan’s golden girl, Isabella Moore

Scots Olympian Golden Scots: Govan’s golden girl, Isabella Moore (source: The Scotsman 20 July 2012) In 1912 in Stockholm, Bella Moore, born in Govan in 1894, became the youngest British woman to win gold at a summer Olympics at the age of 17 years and 226 days . She swam in the two inaugural women’s …

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