An exciting announcement!

Following Lara Sindelar’s departure, Dr. Elizabeth Ford will be joining us as our new Managing Director.    Elizabeth hails from Charleston, West Virginia, USA. She came to Glasgow in 2011 to study for a PhD in Scottish music from the University of Glasgow; it was awarded in 2016. Today, she is a cultural historian of …

A Fond Farewell...

A Fond Farewell…

We’re posting our first blog entry in a long time to announce some bittersweet news. Today, Lara Sindelar, our Managing Director, will be leaving Ringwood for greater heights. She has been a major contributor to Ringwood for well over a year, first as an intern and then, for the past 10 months, as Managing Director. …

Young’s Interesting Books

Young’s Interesting Books

After my week looking for people out and about reading books, I realised I’d missed something important: assuming people are reading, where do people go to buy these books if not online?  Apart from Waterstones, the list of booksellers on the high street is not exhaustive. Now, this is not a rant against the all-conquering Waterstones. I actually like Waterstones. It is packed floor to ceiling with brand new, fresh-smelling books, after all. But that is also …

A Bookworm’s Guide to Scotland: Spot of the Week

A Bookworm’s Guide to Scotland: Spot of the Week

One of the many terrific things about books is that you can read them virtually anywhere: under the sheets, in the bath, while flying, on a rollercoaster—well, maybe not that last one, especially if it goes upside down. A good read is a must, however, when you’re out exploring and you find a treasure of a spot to …

Exploring Scotland’s Munros

Exploring Scotland’s Munros

Is there any better way to experience nature than looking at the beautiful view from the summit of a mountain?A Munro is a Scottish mountain higher than 914 meters (3000 feet), named after the mountaineer Sir Hugh Munro who catalogued them all in 1891. Sir Hugh Munro died 100 years ago, so in a BBC …

Memoirs of a Feminist Mother by Carol Fox

Memoirs of a Feminist Mother by Carol Fox

‘That was the type of woman I was born to be. Feminism made such complete sense to me.’ There is a lot that can be said about Motherhood; some would define it as the biggest achievement, others as the biggest challenge. Some, instead, would argue that it is so subjective it can’t even be described …

My Week Trying to Find People Reading Books... (2/2)

My Week Trying to Find People Reading Books… (2/2)

On the third day I decided I needed to leave the house and at least communicate with other human beings, so I went down to a local café to write. It was packed, but no one was reading. The most I saw was a group of people in Star Wars t-shirts hunched over a board game; and behind them a group …

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