Glasgow West End

Local History Group

Local History Group

Prior to the pandemic our programme included visits to:

- New Lanark,
- Glasgow Special Collections,
- Maryhill Burgh Hall,
- the Museums Resource Centre (twice so far as it's such an Aladdin's Cave),
- Kelvin Hall
- the Mitchell Library Glasgow collection,
- Garnethill Synagogue,
- the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow,
- Glasgow Cathedral,
- Paisley Abbey
- Glasgow City Chambers, and
- The People's Palace

We have some wonderful photos capturing these visits.

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We also had some interesting presentations, including:
-'Coats & Clark- History's Binding Thread" from one of our U3A members who is a former curator at Paisley Museum, &
-A fascinating talk from the 'Friends of the Glasgow Necropolis'.

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****** As we are unable to meet at present, the group has launched a programme of presentations via Zoom. These take place on Monday afternoons at 2.00. ********

To date we have had the following talks:

-Dr Valerie Wright of University of Stirling:'Childhood and Play in Post-War Glasgow'

-Kristin Hay of University of Strathclyde: 'Relationships and Reproductive Health in Post-war Scotland'

-Professor Eleanor Gordon, University of Glasgow: ‘Madeline Smith’ Watch a recording: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HDpxwB5J4lU

-Peter Mortimer, Glasgow historian and writer: ‘Glasgow – a potted history’

-Fiona Skillen. Glasgow School for Business and Society: ‘Women in Sport’

-Peter Mortimer, Glasgow historian and writer: ‘Glasgow street names’

-Rory Stride, University of Stratchclyde: ‘Women’s textile work in Scotland since 1970, specifically Templetons, Glasgow, Stoddarts, Elderslie, Coats & Clarks, Paisley’

- Professor Lynn Abrams, University of Glasgow: ‘Living High in Glasgow: women, washing and verandahs’

-Peter Mortimer, Glasgow historian and writer: ‘Entertainment in Glasgow’

Our upcoming talks are:

19 April– Peter Mortimer, Glasgow historian and writer: ‘History of Partick’

17 May - Dr Valerie Wright, University of Stirling: 'Women, the Rent Strike, and Red Clydeside'

14 June - Professor Eleanor Gordon, University of Glasgow: 'The Myth of the Traditional Family'

Note - As we think our talks might be of wider interest, a couple of days before each, a Zoom link will be sent to all U3A members, not solely those in the history group.

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Members of the group are also sharing items of interest that we come across. Below is a selection that other U3A members might enjoy:

Digital Open Doors Day 2020

https://mcusercontent.com/5ab3b89103f73d1108ebcee1a/images/59deba7f-a695-4222-899c-e04e529ffd46.jpg

TV programme of film clips about life in the past in Scotland.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b047lx52

TV programme on 1959 : The Coast of Clyde.

https://vimeo.com/7631946

An excellent article by Canadian historian, Margaret Macmillan.

https://www.prospectmagazine.co.uk/magazine/margaret-macmillan-black-death-covid-19-lessons-history

Other interesting links:

https://www.facebook.com/GlasgowCityArchives/

https://www.list.co.uk/article/115563-virtual-tours-of-museums-and-galleries-to-experience-on-lockdown/

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The following pages on GWE U3A website may also be of interest:

The 1820 research project; https://u3asites.org.uk/glasgow-west-end/page/95138

The (non-fiction) History Book Group: https://u3asites.org.uk/glasgow-west-end/page/85727

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