Events

ROH Students Editathon: Improving Wikipedia’s articles on dance

This post was written by Rachel Beaumont of the Royal Opera House and was originally published here. Re-used with kind permission. Try to describe Wikipedia to someone who’s never heard of it and they won’t believe you. A free encyclopedia to which anyone can contribute, which is actually useful? But you’ve never likely to have… read more »

First Welsh university edit-a-thon creates new articles on medieval women

This post was written by Robin Owain, WMUK’s Wales Manager, and originally published on the Wikimedia Foundation’s blog On 28 January 2015, Prof. Deborah Youngs and Dr Sparky Booker of Swansea University ran the first edit-a-thon at a university in Wales. The aim was to improve articles on women and reduce the gender gap on… read more »

Call For Proposals: the Wikipedia Science Conference (deadline 8 May)

This post was written by Dr Martin Poulter, Wikipedian and the convener of the Wikipedia Science Conference Wikimedia UK and Wellcome Trust are delighted to welcome session proposals for the Wikipedia Science Conference – the first of its kind – taking place in London on the 2nd and 3rd of September. The two-day conference reflects… read more »

AdaCamp Berlin 2014 – a summary account

This post was written by Roberta Wedge, Gender Gap Project Worker Ada Camp is a weekend-long event bringing together women in open technology and culture for mutual support. It was created by the Ada Initiative, which exists to support women in these fields. I attended Ada Camp Berlin (of which Wikimedia UK was a sponsor)… read more »

A weekend at MozFest

This post was written by Stuart Prior, Fundraising Assistant I recently spent the weekend at Mozfest, the annual Mozilla conference, held in Greenwich. The aim of going was to find out how Mozilla’s community worked, to make project and fundraising contacts in the open sector and, after my role in organising our own community conference,… read more »

ROH Editathon: Improving Wikipedia’s entries on dance

This post was written by Rachel Beaumont of the Royal Opera House and published here. Used with kind permission. You can also contact Rachel via her Wikipedia user page here. Our recent event brought together ballet fans with Wikipedia experts to improve the online encyclopedia’s articles on choreographer Kenneth MacMillan. When was the last time… read more »

Edit-on dudes: #ClassicsWomen are into Wikipedia

This post was written by Claire Millington, a Classics PhD student at Kings College London. It was first published on her blog here This week, after a lot of planning and persuading people to get involved, I ran a Wikipedia editathon to create and improve the pages of women who have been important to classics… read more »

Researching the Science Museum Lates

This post was written by Roberta Wedge, Gender Gap Project Worker On Wednesday evening a small team of staff and volunteers left the Wikimedia UK office for the Science Museum, for some focussed research on what makes a great Late. These monthly adults-only events are a popular way for galleries and museums to open themselves… read more »

Scholarly collaboration, with coffee

This post was written by Roberta Wedge, Gender Gap Project Officer Not new: a group of scholars gathering to discuss their chosen subject use the opportunity to expand and update the relevant Wikipedia page. New: a group of scholars gathering to discuss their chosen subject use the opportunity to make contact with Wikimedia UK. Together… read more »

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