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Humphry Davy Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

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- Are you interested in history, literature, science, or technology?

- Would you like to help Lancaster University researchers improve the quality of information available online?

- Do you have a laptop or tablet?

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Humphry Davy Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

Humphry Davy (1778-1829) was one of the most famous scientific figures of his day, best known for experimenting with nitrous oxide (laughing gas), discovering several chemical elements, and inventing a miners’ safety lamp that revolutionised industry. But did you know that he was also a friend of Byron, Coleridge, and Wordsworth, and a poet himself?

Much of Wikipedia’s information about Davy needs to be improved – and you can help us achieve this! Learn new skills and meet new people during our free Wikipedia edit-a-thon. We’ll train you in how to edit a Wikipedia page, give you all the information about Davy that you’ll need, and will even provide a free lunch. We can also give you a free certificate after the event. All you need to do is bring a computer.

Professor Sharon Ruston, of the Department of English and Creative Writing, Lancaster University, is one of the co-editors of The Collected Letters of Sir Humphry Davy, which will be published by Oxford University Press in 2018.

Places are free, but limited. If you wish to attend, please reserve your place using the button at the top of this page.

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Please e-mail a.lacey2 at lancaster.ac.uk

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Please e-mail a.lacey2 at lancaster.ac.uk

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We'd like to do our best to accommodate children. Please e-mail a.lacey2 at lancaster.ac.uk to discuss this.


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