Wikimedia UK

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 »

Wikimedia UK’s new Events Organiser

We are really pleased to be able to introduce Daria Cybulska to the Wikimedia community as the Events Organiser of Wikimedia UK. Daria was selected after a highly competitive recruitment process: 61 people applied for the job, and Daria impressed the interview panel with her understanding of what makes Wikimedia UK tick and her experience… read more »

Why Wikipedia was blacked out for a day

Below is an opinion piece written by Steve Virgin, a UK Wikipedian. It was originally published in the New Statesman. Over the last few weeks, the Wikipedia community has been discussing proposed actions that the community might take with relation to proposed legislation in the United States called Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) in the… read more »

Could you be Wikimedia UK’s first Chief Executive?

Wikimedia UK is hiring its first ever Chief Executive. We are looking for a high-calibre individual who will play a key role in the growth and development of a rapidly expanding organisation. The successful candidate will work closely with the Board to shape the future of Wikimedia UK. For more details please see the advertisement.