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Voting for Change edit-a-thon
Sun 20 November 2016, 10:00 – 16:00 GMT
PHM and WCML are working together to acquire material related to the fight for the vote, from the Peterloo protest in 1819 to lowering the voting age in 1969. We need your help to share knowledge of these significant moments in British history and invite you to come and spend a day editing Wikipedia. Wikimedians Tomasz W. Kozlowski and Doug Taylor will be on hand to show you the ropes, and staff from both venues will help decipher source material.
This event will be suitable for people with all levels of knowledge of Wikipedia. In the morning there will be a beginners’ guide to editing Wikipedia, but experienced editors will be able to get stuck straight into the editing if they want.
If you have a particular knowledge or interest in British political history, we would be very keen to hear from you, but this event is open to all.
Tea and coffee will be provided, but please bring a packed lunch and a laptop (if you have one).
In partnership with Wikimedia UK. Supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund. Part of UK Parliament Week 2016.
This is a joint event with Manchester Girl Geeks.
Suitable for adults and young people – particularly suitable for those with experience of editing Wikipedia or knowledge of British political history.
- Please note event attendees must arrive at least ten minutes before the start time of the event, otherwise their booked space will be given to someone on the reserve list
- Please contact the museum as soon as possible if you wish to cancel your reservation so your place can be given to another visitor
- Please note all donations are non refundable