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These blog posts and tweets were based on material from the collections and written as part of the Wellcome Trust Research Resources funded project running from 6 November 2017 to 5 November 2018. 

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Blog posts

Cooking up a College Catalogue - Kirsty Menzies

An introduction to the project and collections.

Tackling food poverty: from peacetime to wartime and back again - Kirsty Menzies

How the cookery schools and then the College used education to lessen the impacts of food poverty over the decades.

The minority male - Kirsty Menzies

An insight into classes held for male students and stories of individual males who braved the predominantly female environment to study at the College.

It’s all in the chemistry: Mary Andross and food research - Kirsty Menzies

An overview of the research work carried out in the College by Mary Andross, Head of the science department and dietetics pioneer.

The EAW and educating women on the power of freedom - Kirsty Menzies

The role of the Electrical Association for Women and its close association with the College.

Trials and tribulations of new ventures - Kirsty Menzies

Looking at the College's ventures into nursing-related courses with the development of the Sister Tutors' and Dietetics course in 1925.

International collaboration on home economics building healthy communities - Kirsty Menzies

Looking at the International Federation on Home Economics, its congresses and ties with the College of Domestic Science through Isobel Gibson, Principal.

What’s cooking in the “Poverty, health, diet and education in Glasgow” project - Kirsty Menzies
An update on progress of the project, including looking at its contribution to community and public engagement events.

Tailored to fit - Simon Docherty

Simon gives an insight into some of the Wellcome Trust funded preservation work, measuring and boxing the collection of Glasgow Cookery Books.

Electrifying domestic science - Eleanor Peters

Eleanor discusses her findings from the records of the Glasgow and West of Scotland College of Domestic Science (GWSCDS) which inspired the subject matter of her PhD: Electricity and Domestic Science Institutes in Scotland and England c.1910-1939.

What’s in a name? Royal connection of the Queen’s College, Glasgow - Kirsty Menzies

Looking at the association of the College with Queen Elizabeth II, starting with her patronage of the College, as Princess, in 1944 through to its merger to become Glasgow Caledonian University.

Want to know more about GCU’s history – read on… - Carole McCallum

Final blog post from the project summing up the work that has been done with the collections over the year,  thanking the people involved and inviting all to visit the Archive Centre to see the records.