Events

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 »

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 »

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