women in science

My Week in Happy: Why I interviewed Helen Arney

This post was originally written by Zoe E Breen for Cheeruplove.com. It is available here.  Well, “Why wouldn’t you want to interview Helen Arney?”, you might ask? Helen Arney (Photo: Vera de Kok) Of course she is super-smart, funny and chic, that’s undeniable. Which is why, when I was booking my tickets for Festival of… 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 »

Cancer Research UK, Royal Society and Women Fellows…

This post was written by John Byrne, Wikimedian in Residence at both Cancer Research UK and the Royal Society I’m fortunate to have been appointed as Wikipedian in Residence at Cancer Research UK (CRUK), the world’s largest cancer research charity, funding over 4,000 research staff working on cancer. The role will run until mid-December 2014,… read more »

Revitalising Wikipedia coverage of women scientists

This post was written by Edward Hands, Wikimedia UK volunteer Wikipedia trainer. Could “Reanimating Ice-cold Rats” and “Resuscitating Hamsters” inspire Wikipedia editors to revitalise our coverage of pioneering women scientists? This was one of many questions asked at a recent editathon and Wikipedia training session that I attended. Organised jointly with the Medical Research Council… read more »