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GB1900 Project Launch: The Historically Open Gazetteer of Great Britain

Earlier this month, I was fortunate enough to be invited to the Project Launch of of GB1900; the first ever historical gazetteer of the entirety of Great Britain, capturing the isles between the years 1888 to 1914. I was invited by Humphrey Southall, Professor of Historical Geography at the University of Portsmouth. Dr Southall, who… read more »

Lucy Crompton-Reid on Feminism and Museums

Wikimedia UK Chief Executive Lucy Crompton-Reid has been published in a new book on Feminism and Museums by Museums Etc. Lucy’s chapter is on Wikimedia and the Gender Gap and in Volume 2 of the book. Under and agreement with the publisher, we are allowed to share the chapter with you on our blog! Closing… read more »

Introducing Wikimedia UK’s new Programme Coordinator

By Hannah Evans, Programme Coordinator Hello out there Wikimedia Community… I’m the new Programme Coordinator for the coming year, working alongside our now three other coordinators across the UK. I’ll be concentrating on our Wikimedia In Residence programmes as well as our educational outreach projects. Both of these areas fill me with great anticipation, and… read more »

Meet our new Membership and Fundraising Officer

I’m Katie Crampton and I’ve started as Wikimedia UK’s Membership, Fundraising and Operations Assistant, and I’d like to take this opportunity to introduce myself. Wikimedia’s cause of providing free, unbiased information to all is admirable, and definitely something I can get behind. Having worked for a charity tackling socio-economic disadvantage through education, enabling easy access… read more »

WMUK and National Library of Scotland are hiring a Gaelic Wikipedian

Wikimedia UK and the National Library of Scotland are advertising for a Gaelic Wikipedian to help promote the Scottish Gaelic Wikipedia, Uicipeid. Following a successful funding application to Bòrd na Gàidhlig, the department of the Scottish government which promotes Gaelic, we will be appointing a Gaelic Wikimedian who will work throughout Scotland to promote the… read more »

Welcoming Karla Marte to our team

This post was written by Daria Cybulska, Head of Programmes and Evaluation We are excited to introduce to everyone a new addition to the team, Karla Marte, who is joining us as our Administration and Programme Assistant. Having recently undergone a process of refocusing of our activities, we are now entering an exciting new phase where we… read more »

Welcoming Lucy Crompton-Reid as new CEO of Wikimedia UK

This post was written by Michael Maggs, Chair, Wikimedia UK I am very pleased to be able to announce that Wikimedia UK has been been fortunate enough to secure as our new CEO Lucy Crompton-Reid, currently Director of the national live literature charity Apples and Snakes. Lucy brings extensive experience in volunteer engagement, organisational development,… read more »

Restructure and CEO recruitment update

Statement by D’Arcy Myers, interim chief executive Following on from my statement on 9th March, in which I explained that the board had asked me to undertake a review of the charity’s structure, I am now able to give you an update. The period since March has been one of active review, though out of… read more »

Thoughts after three years

Under the pressure of getting our funding application to the Wikimedia Foundation’s FDC in yesterday morning I suddenly realised it was my third anniversary of being CEO at Wikimedia UK. As my colleague Fabian sitting next to me said, we’ve done quite a lot really haven’t we! I still reminisce about that first day in 2011 when… read more »

Back in the Wikimedia UK Office

This post was written by Fabian Tompsett, temporary Volunteer Support Organiser After a short break I am back in the Wikimedia UK office, now in the role of providing cover for Katie Chan as Volunteer Support Organiser for about four months. One of the first things I’ve noticed is that the place has a different… read more »

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