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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 »

Wikimedia UK’s members elect new trustees

This post was written by Michael Maggs, Chair, Wikimedia UK I am very pleased to announce that at our annual general meeting on Saturday 25 July the members of Wikimedia UK elected three new trustees to the board from a very strong slate of candidates. Please join me in offering a very warm welcome to… read more »

Volunteering with Wikimedia UK: a call to action

This post was written by Michael Maggs, Chair of Wikimedia UK Wikimedia UK needs your help. We want to transform the way we work so that we can bring volunteering right into the heart of the charity. We plan to: Establish a new volunteer engagement panel or steering group, focusing specifically on volunteering and volunteer… read more »

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