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Women in Science Wikipedia edit-a-thon 25 November 2013

Wikimedia UK

Monday, November 25, 2013 from 10:30 AM to 6:00 PM (GMT)

Women in Science Wikipedia edit-a-thon 25 November 2013

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Type Remaining End Quantity
Workshop participant, incl panel
WHOLE DAY EVENT. PANEL discussion which happens in the middle of the event included - no need to book separate ticket
Sold Out Ended Free  
Panel discussion attendee ONLY
13:00-14:30 panel talk ONLY. No Editing session
62 Tickets Ended Free  

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Event Details

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.


-       Programme

 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:

Parking space is very limited - please let Rebecca know if you need a space ( 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:


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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:,_Royal_Society,_Wikimedia_UK_Women_in_Science_Wikipedia_edit-a-thons  

Have questions about Women in Science Wikipedia edit-a-thon 25 November 2013? Contact Wikimedia UK

When & Where

MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology
Francis Crick Ave
CB2 0QH Cambridge
United Kingdom

Monday, November 25, 2013 from 10:30 AM to 6:00 PM (GMT)

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Wikimedia UK

Wikimedia UK believes that open access to knowledge is a fundamental right, and a driver for social and economic development. A registered charity, we work with the Wikimedia Projects such as Wikipedia to enable people and organisations to contribute to a shared understanding of the world through the democratic creation, distribution and consumption of knowledge. We are committed to the ideal of a world in which every single human being can freely share in the sum of all knowledge, and believe that here in the UK, we can play a unique and important role in realising that vision.


Wikimedia UK is supported entirely by voluntary donations and welcome new members and supporters. Visit our website or email or call 020 3372 0760.


Please note that we are a separate organisation from the Wikimedia Foundation, and have no legal control over Wikipedia.  


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