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Competition winners for Wiki Loves Earth in Wales

By Robin Owain, Wales Programme Manager at Wikimedia UK This year Wales took part in the international photography competition ‘Wiki Loves Earth’ organised by the Wikimedia movement. Founded 9 years ago as a focus for nature heritage, the competition raises awareness of protected species and sites globally.  Wikimedia UK and the National Library of Wales… read more »

Thank you to each and every amazing volunteer!

As Small Charity Week draws to a close we send our Thanks and Appreciation to every single Wikimedia UK Volunteer. The previous 12 months has seen all of us challenged like never before. Collectively and individually we have faced new ways of living and changes to how we work and volunteer. As a staff and… read more »

Non-Western art and artists heavily under-represented on Wikipedia

New research identifies a strong fixation on the Western canon in Wikipedia’s coverage of visual arts, but offers ways towards a more truly global perspective. If you were asked to name artworks or artists, how many would be non-Western? You might visit the free encyclopedia Wikipedia to support your search; after all 1.7 billion visitors… read more »

Spotlight on Wales for international photography competition

Upload your photographs during June to be in with a chance of winning country and international prizes. This year Wales is taking part in the international photography competition ‘Wiki Loves Earth’ organised by the Wikimedia movement. Founded 9 years ago as a focus for nature heritage, the competition aims to raise awareness of protected sites… read more »

Editing Wikipedia: Stars, robots and talismans honours course

By Glaire Anderson, Senior Lecturer in Islamic Art at the University of Edinburgh. I have steered my students away from Wikipedia for years, envisioning my role as a teacher to show students how to carry out ‘real’ research. But this year convinced me it was time to change my attitude, and so for 2020’s Fall term… read more »

Education booklet – Imperial College London

Extract from the Education booklet case study, written by Wikimedia UK and University of Edinburgh. Earlier this year we produced a booklet with the University of Edinburgh, bringing together a collection of case studies from across the UK in order to provide insight into the use of the Wikimedia projects in education. It is our… read more »

A message to our supporters in lockdown

By Lucy Crompton-Reid, Wikimedia UK’s Chief Executive. I hope that you and your loved ones are safe and well during the current crisis. I think if there is a silver lining to this horrible situation it’s that I see more care and concern from friends, colleagues and strangers alike. I have only met a small… read more »

Remote working the Wikimedia UK way

Blog by Sara Thomas, Wikimedia UK’s Scotland Programme Coordinator Due to the Coronavirus outbreak, it’s likely that more and more of us across the UK are going to be working from home. Here at Wikimedia UK, two of us (one in Scotland, one in Wales) are remote-workers by default, and so with our whole organisation… read more »

Wikimedia UK and COVID-19: A local and global response

By Lucy Crompton-Reid, Wikimedia UK Chief Executive This is not the blog that I thought I was going to be writing this March. Through a combination of Women’s History Month, International Women’s Day and Wikimedia’s own project Art+Feminism, Wikimedia UK would have been involved in a wide range of events with some amazing partners across… read more »

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