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Our 2021 AGM and Community Day

By Katie Crampton, Communications and Governance Coordinator We had a wonderful Annual General Meeting and Community Day on Saturday, and we’d like to thank all of our members, volunteers, trustees, staff and supporters who attended and made the day so special. Thanks to a large number of our members using their votes for our board… read more »

Small Charity Week – celebrating the big impact of small charities

By George Colbourn, Fundraising Development Coordinator at Wikimedia UK This year, Wikimedia UK is taking part in ‘Small Charity Week’, an annual event to celebrate the contributions made by the small charity sector to individuals, communities and causes across the country. From the 14th-19th of June 2021, we will be joining other charities with a revenue of… read more »

Human Rights and the role of digital literacy

By George Colbourn, Fundraising Development Coordinator at Wikimedia UK The accelerating use of digital technology means that it now plays a major role in most aspects of our lives. For many of us it is vital to be able to learn, work and communicate in these online environments, making digital literacy a key aspect of… read more »

Scots Wiki – moving forward

By Dr Sara Thomas, Scotland Programme Coordinator As Wikimedia UK, we work to support language communities living in, or connected to the UK. This translates to a range of projects, including Scots Wikipedia.  Up until recently, there were only a relatively small number of regular, active editors of sco.wiki. However, as of the end of… read more »

Science and Wikipedia: a round-up

This post was written by Dr Martin Poulter, Wikimedia UK volunteer and convener of the Wikipedia Science Conference The past year has been eventful and exciting for anyone interested in how Wikipedia can support the process and understanding of science. Here are a few stories that have caught my attention, plus a next step that… read more »

Have you signed up for our volunteer strategy day?

Wikimedia UK is working hard to make sure that volunteers are at the heart of everything the charity does. The next step on this journey is the upcoming volunteer strategy day on Saturday 25 July. The day is designed to develop a better understanding of how the charity works with its members and volunteer community… 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 »

Women’s History Month retrospective – Rosalind Franklin’s birthday

This month we are taking a look back at some of the Wikipedia gender gap projects we have worked on over the past couple of years. Today, we go back to July 2013… Back in July 2013 Wikimedia UK partnered with the Royal Society and the Medical Research Council’s National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR) to celebrate the… read more »

The day we teamed up with Wikipedia

This guest post was written by Stephen McConnachie, Head of Data at the BFI and originally published here A marathon of Wikipedia editing at the BFI Reuben Library has enriched the online encyclopedia’s records relating to black and Asian British filmmaking. On 26 January, the BFI and Wikimedia UK held a Wikipedia Editathon in the… read more »

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