Wikimedia UK

Wikimedia UK announces Wikimedian and Partnership of the Year

At Wikimedia UK’s 2019 Annual General Meeting on Saturday we awarded our prizes for Wikimedian and Partnership of the Year. These awards recognise people and projects which have made a significant impact on the Wikimedia projects and community over the last year. Wikimedian of the Year Honorable mention: Andrew Gray Andrew’s work on the project… read more »

Wikimania Free Culture Weekend

This blog post was written by John Cummings, Wikimania support at Wikimedia UK Last weekend the Wikimania Fringe Free Culture event took place at the Barbican Centre with 20 people attending from a range of cultural organisations, Wikimedia chapters, open knowledge projects and members of the public. Saturday A series of talks on topics related to open… 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 »

Wikimedia UK and Wikimedia Foundation appoint independent reviewer

Today Wikimedia UK and the Wikimedia Foundation are announcing the appointment of Compass Partnership to produce the review and report on the governance of Wikimedia UK. The governance review was announced on September 28, 2012 in a joint statement by Wikimedia UK and the Wikimedia Foundation. The legal teams at Wikimedia UK and the Wikimedia Foundation… read more »

A message from the Wikimedia UK Board

Wikimedia UK’s Board of Trustees met on Tuesday 8 October to discuss recent events, review strategy and evaluate where we want to be in the future. Following the meeting, and subsequent discussions, the Board wishes to make the following statement: “It has been almost a year since Wikimedia UK achieved charitable status. This is a… read more »

Wikimedia UK elects a new Chair

The Board of Wikimedia UK today announced the appointment of Chris Keating as its new Chair. This appointment is effective immediately. Doug Taylor, another leading Wikimedian with thirty years experience of the non-profit and charity sectors was appointed Vice Chair in support. Chris has a background in fundraising and campaigning, and he is a long-standing… read more »

What did you think of our annual report?

We recently published our annual report for the period 2011-12. It’s available as an optimised PDF here and also in print (for a copy drop Stevie Benton a line here). The report features information about our fundraiser, some key statistics, a report on Monmouthpedia, the Wikipedia blackout, media activity, and GLAM and education activies, among other… read more »

Changes to the Wikimedia UK board – A message from Roger Bamkin

One year on from our previous AGM, I have decided to stand down as Chair of Wikimedia UK. I’m becoming a consultant and as I’m proposing to take Monmouthshire County Council (Wikimedia UK partners for the Monmouthpedia project) as a client, I feel that the conflict of interest is too high for me to remain as Chair, hence… read more »

Wikimedia UK’s Communications Organiser

We’re happy to announce our fourth employee at the UK chapter – Stevie Benton. Stevie will be taking on the communications role for the charity. He has worked in non-profit communications for over eight years in a variety of disciplines, including internal communications, press, online and multimedia. He believes that education and access to information… read more »