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Suffragettes and Women in Medicine - a #Vote100 Wikipedia editathon

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Teaching Studio LG.07

David Hume Tower Building

George Square

Edinburgh

EH8 9JX

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Join us to celebrate the lives & contributions of the suffragettes, women in medicine and all the incredible women missing from Wikipedia! This event is part of 2018’s celebration of one hundred years since the Representation of the People Act (1918) came into force and women were finally given the right to vote, almost fifty years after the Edinburgh Seven fought for and won the right to train and practice as doctors.

This Festival of Creative Learning 2018 event at David Hume Tower Building is a chance to learn about & celebrate the role notable women have played in the campaign for Votes for Women and the history of medicine through researching, writing & illustrating Wikipedia articles & timelines.

Wikipedia is the 5th most visited website in the world and the first point of information for many so surfacing knowledge there can make a huge impact. Yet, as of 15 January 2017, only about 17.39% of the English Wikipedia's biographies are about women. Not impressed?


Join us this for the Festival of Creative Learning Week as we help make Wikipedia better!

No prior knowledge is required. With guest speakers including Alice White, Wikimedian in Residence at the Wellcome Library, and plenty of refreshments to support you to improve Wikipedia’s coverage of notable women, you’ll learn how to edit Wikipedia and participate in an open knowledge community.

Participants can attend the morning session, afternoon session or both and will be supported to develop articles of their choice.

NB: Please bring a laptop along to the event or email me at ewan.mcandrew@ed.ac.uk if you require to borrow one for the event.

This event may be photographed and/or recorded for promotional or recruitment materials for the University and University approved third parties. For further information please contact the organiser.

Programme for Thursday 22 February

Part One

  • 10am - 10:15am: Coffee and Tea
  • 10:15 am – 10:30 am: Housekeeping and Welcome from Alice White, Wikimedian in Residence at the Wellcome Library.
  • 10:30 am – 11:45am: Wikipedia training
  • 11:45am – 1:00 pm: EDIT

Part Two

  • 1:00 pm – 1:15 pm: Coffee and Tea.
  • 1:15 pm – 1:30 pm: Housekeeping and Welcome from our Guest Speaker (tbc)
  • 1:30 pm - 2:45 pm: Wikipedia training (for afternoon attendees).
  • 2:45 pm - 4:00 pm: EDIT!
  • 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm: Publish new content to Wikipedia and close of event.

Have a look at the event page to see if there are pages you would like to help edit/create and if you fancy learning more about Wikipedia ahead of time then you can view the Wiki Basics site.

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David Hume Tower Building

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EH8 9JX

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