Mary Glasgow Magazines are a specialist language publisher based in central London. Mary Glasgow Magazines’ team of dedicated writers, editors and designers publish magazines, videos, audio and a website aimed at secondary school students learning languages. Mary Glasgow is the name of a teacher. Mary started her career as a French teacher in the 1950s, and subsequently became a school inspector. Frustrated by the lack of enthusiasm shown by teenage pupils, on January 1st 1957, she established the publishing company now known as Mary Glasgow Magazines. The magazines covered all the subjects that her teenage students loved – music, sport, film at a language level that they were comfortable with.
During her magazine career, Mary and an American colleague, M.R.Robinson, shared many ideas on the value of magazines written and designed for teenage students. Mr. Robinson had launched his company, Scholastic, in 1920 with the publication of a magazine for students. Mary Glasgow Magazines is now a wholly-owned subsidiary of Scholastic Inc, which has continued to publish magazines but has grown to be the largest publisher and distributor of children’s books in the world.
Mary passed away in 1983 but her spirit and passion for language learning lives on in the team today.