Building on the highly successful group 'Edit-a-thon' that the Royal Society and Wikimedia UK ran as part of Ada Lovelace Day to improve Wikipedia articles about women in science in October 2012, as part of its Centenary, the Medical Research Council has joined forces with the Royal Society and Wikimedia UK to present a series of edit-a-thons through 2013.
At the workshops representatives from Wikimedia UK will explain how Wikipedia works and be on hand to answer questions about editing and improving Wikipedia articles.
We will have access to a rich collection of printed and electronic works about women in science, including biographies and works authored by scientists; together with target articles to edit on Wikipedia. Attendees will be encouraged to work together to edit those articles, using the location's resources.
We will also have a panel discussion in the middle of the day led by eminent female scientists on women's experiences in science, and diversity in the scientific workforce more generally, together with how underrepresentation can be tackled in the future.
2N260 Meeting room
- 10.30-13.00 Welcome and editing lesson
- 12.15 Lunch available for the editors and trainers (participants can edit through the lunch break)
Max Perutz Lecture Theatre
- 13.00-14.30 Presentations by Mariann Bienz (Laboratory of Molecular Biology) and Diana Garnham (Science Council), followed by panel discussion
- 14.30 Tea and cake in the Lecture Theatre foyer
2N260 Meeting room
- 14.30-18.00 editing session
You are invited!
The events are open to people who are new to Wikipedia and experienced Wikipedia editors. Female editors are particularly encouraged to attend.
Please bring your own laptop if you have one.
If you'd like to take part remotely then please join us on Twitter at: #WISWIKI
Information on location and directions can be found at: http://www2.mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk/about-lmb/how-to-find-us/
Parking space is very limited - please let Rebecca know if you need a space (rebeccaamrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk) Please note that if you're using a satnav system when travelling to the venue, some older satnav systems may not have updated to the new LMB location. Therefore the most reliable postcode to use with satnav is CB2 0RE
Find out more about the event, including how to get started with editing, here:
The MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology is one of the world's leading research institutes. Our scientists are working to advance understanding of biological processes at the molecular level - providing the knowledge needed to solve key problems in human health.
This event is a part of a series - you are welcome to find out more about the past ones:
When & Where
Wikimedia UK is the Wikimedia chapter covering the United Kingdom. We exist to help collect, develop and distribute freely licensed knowledge (and other educational, cultural and historic material). We do this by bringing the Wikimedia community in the UK together, and by building links with UK-based cultural institutions, universities, charities and other bodies. We also represent UK-based Wikimedians to the Wikimedia Foundation and the global Wikimedia movement.
Wikimedia UK is a registered charity. We are supported entirely by voluntary donations (principally through the annual Wikimedia fundraiser). Please note that we are a separate organization from the Wikimedia Foundation, and have no control over Wikipedia.
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