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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 »

A weekend at MozFest

This post was written by Stuart Prior, Fundraising Assistant I recently spent the weekend at Mozfest, the annual Mozilla conference, held in Greenwich. The aim of going was to find out how Mozilla’s community worked, to make project and fundraising contacts in the open sector and, after my role in organising our own community conference,… read more »

Ada Lovelace Day – a women in science editathon

This post was written by Sarah Staniforth, Wikipedian and Wikimedia UK volunteer Tuesday 14th was this year’s Ada Lovelace Day, with people around the world dedicating events to Ada Lovelace, the mathematician who is often described as having been the world’s first computer programmer, as well as other women in science. Volunteers from Wikimedia UK… read more »

Researching the Science Museum Lates

This post was written by Roberta Wedge, Gender Gap Project Worker On Wednesday evening a small team of staff and volunteers left the Wikimedia UK office for the Science Museum, for some focussed research on what makes a great Late. These monthly adults-only events are a popular way for galleries and museums to open themselves… read more »

Finding our place in the world of Wikipedia

This post was written by Dr Stephanie Wyse from the Royal Geographical Society (User:Stephaniejwyse) The geographers who joined in a Wikimedia UK workshop at the Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers) in early July found out how Wikipedia can help them to develop their communication skills, enhance their teaching practice and have… read more »

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