Growing our volunteer community in Scotland

In 2019 we hired Dr Sara Thomas as our Scotland Programme Coordinator. As Sara’s expanded our reach across Scotland, the demand for volunteers and trainers has increased hugely. Though it’s odd to think about in-person meetings while working from home, the Train the Trainer course in Glasgow has set up a network that’s prepared us… read more »

Bringing Chester’s listed buildings onto Wikipedia

  This post was written by Wikimedia UK volunteer User:Rock drum On 7 September 2013, Wikimedians and amateur photographers gathered in the Grade II-listed St Michael’s Church for Wikipedia Takes Chester, a day-long photo scavenger hunt, held to increase participation in Wiki Loves Monuments UK (which you can still take part in!). Events like this are… read more »

Oldham and new trainers

This post was written by User:WormThatTurned Oldham, April 2013. I had been given my first mission – a mission to train a group of brand new editors in the ways of the Wikipedia. A crack team had been assembled, lead by me – User:Worm That Turned, we also had User:Deskana ready to control the keyboard,… read more »

The story of Ada Lovelace, the Royal Society and Wikimedia UK

26 October, by Daria Cybulska   The imagination of the Wikimedia UK community was first ignited by the idea of the Ada Lovelace Day in May 2012. When we found out about it, we immediately decided we had to get involved. Ada Lovelace Day is about sharing stories about women in science that inspired you…. read more »

Launching our new GLAM Outreach Taskforce

GLAM – Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums. Wikimedia – the organisation behind Wikipedia, its image library Commons and many more information projects. In the last few months, Wikimedia volunteers have run a number of successful collaborations with cultural institutions such as the British Museum and the V&A. Based on this successful start, Wikimedia UK has… read more »