Events

#100womenwiki – A global Wikipedia editathon in partnership with the BBC

By Lucy Crompton-Reid, Chief Executive, Wikimedia UK On 8th December 2016, Wikimedia communities around the world held a multi-lingual, multi-location editathon in partnership with the BBC to raise awareness of the gender gap on Wikipedia, improve coverage of women and encourage women to edit. In the UK, events took place at BBC sites in Cardiff,… read more »

#MoreinCommon at Wikimania 2016

By Lucy Crompton-Reid I didn’t expect to be crying through much of the opening speech for Wikimania 2016, given by Jimmy Wales in the rather muggy, and very busy, Gym Palace of Esino Lario on the morning of Friday 24th June. As he talked of the inspiring life and tragic murder of his friend Jo… read more »

Science and Wikipedia: a round-up

This post was written by Dr Martin Poulter, Wikimedia UK volunteer and convener of the Wikipedia Science Conference The past year has been eventful and exciting for anyone interested in how Wikipedia can support the process and understanding of science. Here are a few stories that have caught my attention, plus a next step that… read more »

Have you signed up for our volunteer strategy day?

Wikimedia UK is working hard to make sure that volunteers are at the heart of everything the charity does. The next step on this journey is the upcoming volunteer strategy day on Saturday 25 July. The day is designed to develop a better understanding of how the charity works with its members and volunteer community… read more »

Cornelia Parker to discuss Wikipedia-inspired Magna Carta artwork with Jimmy Wales

This post was written by Wikimedia UK volunteer Emily Sørensen On 15 June, Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales and artist Cornelia Parker will discuss the artwork Magna Carta (An Embroidery). This is a ticketed event, held at the British Library and led by their Chief Executive Roly Keating. English sculptor and installation artist Cornelia Parker was commissioned… 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 »

Speaking at the Managing Online Reputation conference

This post was written by Stevie Benton, head of external relations at Wikimedia UK Over the last few months I’ve been receiving a spate of telephone calls over from comms and PR folks who were looking for advice on how to engage with Wikipedia to try and ensure that articles about their executives and companies… read more »

Booking open for Wikipedia Science Conference

This post was written by Dr Martin Poulter, Wikipedia Science Conference lead and Wikimedia UK volunteer One striking theme in last year’s Wikimania conference in London was the enthusiasm for Wikipedia and Wikidata from scientists, publishers, and funders. Wikimedia projects are now seen not just as platforms to feed public curiosity about science, but as new ways… read more »

Feedback from the Wikimedia Conference

This post was written by Stuart Prior, Wikimedia UK Project Co-ordinator Berlin, this year’s host city for the Wikimedia Conference, is full of sparrows. Which for me seem a strange and exotic bird these days given their sad and unexplained decline in the UK, but it’s another thing Germany still has that we seem to… read more »

Looking ahead to April

March has raced by, and while April is nearly upon us Wikimedia UK has a programme of events for everyone. The month kicks off with a Wiki Hour of Power at the University of Edinburgh students, staff, and academics are invited to spend their lunch hour editing Wikipedia. It’s a monthly event, and the last… read more »

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