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Wikipedia for Peace at Europride Vienna

  Earlier this month I took some time out from my Edinburgh work to travel to Vienna to take part in the Wikipedia for Peace editathon organized by Wikimedia Austria to coincide with Europride 2019. The event brought together twelve editors from all over the world to create and edit LBGT+ articles in a range of European languages over the… read more »

Wikimedia UK welcomes three new trustees

We are very pleased to announce the recent appointment of three new trustees to Wikimedia UK’s board. Sangeet Bhullar, Jane Carlin and Marnie Woodward bring a range of skills and experience to the board including financial management, strategic partnerships and digital literacy. Sangeet Bhullar joined the Wikimedia UK board in January 2019. She is the… read more »

OER18, FLOSS UK and CELT Conference Reflections

By Lorna M. Campbell, University of Edinburgh Earlier this spring I was honoured to be invited to keynote at three open knowledge conferences in the UK and Ireland, which presented a great opportunity to highlight the work of the Wikimedia community to a wide and diverse audience. The first event was the OER18 Open for… read more »

Congratulations to our Wikimedians Of The Year!

Every year Wikimedia UK holds the UK Wikimedian of the Year Awards at our Annual General Meeting to recognise the work of the vibrant community that our charity depends on. 2016-17 was an important year for Wikimedia UK, with nearly half a million pages improved on the Wikimedia projects and 20,000 hours contributed by volunteers…. read more »

A message from Josie Fraser, new Wikimedia UK Chair

I am delighted to have become the new chair of Wikimedia UK at today’s AGM. I was initially elected to serve as a trustee in July 2015, and re-elected to serve a further term last year until 2019. Over the last two years I’ve been privileged to be able serve the organisation through both the… read more »

Wikimedia UK AGM

This post was written by Lorna Campbell and originally posted on her website. On Saturday I went along to my first Wikipedia AGM in Birmingham.  It was a really interesting event and it was great to meet so many dedicated Wikimedians and also to see more than a few familiar faces. Martin Poulter has put together… read more »

Nancy Bell joins Wikimedia UK board

Wikimedia UK is pleased to announce the co-option of Nancy Bell to the board for a two-year term.  Nancy has been appointed for her extensive skills, experience and contacts, particularly in the national and international cultural heritage sectors. Nancy is currently Head of Collection Care at The National Archives, in which role she is responsible… read more »

Farewell to Wikimedia UK board from Simon Knight

This post was written by Simon Knight. It was originally published here. As I’ll be leaving for University of Technology Sydney (UTS) in October, the time has come (formally, Friday) for me to step down from the board of Wikimedia UK. I’ve now been on the board for just under 2 years (having served half… read more »

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