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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 »

Women and Wikipedia Editathon, Swansea

This post was written by Prof. Deborah Youngs and Dr Sparky Booker of Swansea University On Wednesday 28th January, 2015, Prof. Deborah Youngs and Dr Sparky Booker of Swansea University ran the first editathon in Wales organised to improve articles on women on Wikipedia. This day was focussed on reducing the gender gap on Wikipedia… read more »

National Library of Wales with a birthday gift to Wikipedia

Wikimedia UK is proud to announce that the National Library of Wales has appointed a full time Wikipedian in Residence; this follows a 6-month appointment by the federal Welsh language university ‘Coleg’. The announcement comes on the day that Wikipedia celebrates its 14th birthday. Wicipedia Cymraeg and the National Library have had a good working… read more »

Six weeks in at the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol

This post was written by Marc Haynes, Wikipedia Co-ordinator at the Coleg Cymraeg. You can read this post in Welsh here In March, after several years on both the Welsh and English Wikipedias under the moniker Ham, I started an exciting new chapter in my Wikipedia career as Marc (Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol). It was the start of six… read more »

Coleg Cymraeg to employ Wikipedian in Residence

This post was written by Robin Owain, Wikimedia UK’s Wales Manager. Welsh language text will follow soon. Following an agreement between Coleg Cymraeg (the Welsh language federal university) and Wikimedia UK, the Coleg would like to employ a Wikipedian in Residence who will report back on how best to share educational resources on the Wikimedia… read more »

Wikimedia UK, Wicipedia Cymraeg and the National Eisteddfod

The National Eisteddfod is Wales’ primary cultural event of the year with a history stretching back over 800 years. It includes all the major cultural institutions in Wales and this year had 135,000 visitors. The event creates Crowned and Chaired bards who are like National Laureates. Robin Owain, our Ambassador in Wales, won the chair… read more »

Working with the Welsh language Wikipedia

You may think that Wikimedia UK focuses solely on the English Wikipedia. However, we seek to support all language Wikipedias, with a focus on those that originate from, or are used in, the UK. Indeed, one of our activities that Wikimedia UK is particularly well known for in the global Wikimedia community is the multilingual… read more »

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