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Women in science: Wikipedia workshop

The Royal Society

Friday, October 19, 2012 from 2:30 PM to 8:00 PM (BST)

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Type Remaining End Quantity
Edit-a-thon (afternoon) Sold Out Ended Free  
Panel discussion (evening) 30 Tickets Ended Free  

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Event Details


This event is a group 'Edit-a-thon' to improve Wikipedia articles about women in science, held at the Royal Society's library.

The event is open to people who are new to Wikipedia and experienced Wikipedia editors. Female editors are particularly encouraged to attend.

At the workshop representatives from Wikimedia UK will explain how Wikipedia works and be on hand to answer questions about editing and improving Wikipedia articles.

The Society's library holds a rich collection of printed works about women in science, including biographies and works authored by scientists. At the event the Society's librarians will explain more about the collections and provide guidance on finding sources.

The event is being held in celebration of Ada Lovelace Day, which celebrates the achievements of women in science, technology, engineering and maths.

Before the event the Society will select Wikipedia articles relating to women in science which need improving. Attendees will be encouraged to work together to edit those articles, using the library's resources.

Please bring your own laptop if you have one. Alternatively, a limited number of laptops are available, please contact us if you would like to reserve one. Power points, WiFi and drinks refreshments will be available.

The Edit-a-thon will take place from 2:30pm - 6:00pm

If you'd like to take part remotely then join us on Twitter at #WomenSciWP

Panel discussion

Following the Edit-a-thon there will be a panel discussion led by Uta Frith FRS on women in science. Panellists include P

The panel discussion will take place from 6:30pm - 8:00pm

More details can be found on the Royal Society website:

Attending this event

Both the afternoon and evening events are free to attend and open to all. 

Please reserve a ticket before attending.

Enquiries: Contact library at royalsociety dot org


Have questions about Women in science: Wikipedia workshop? Contact The Royal Society

When & Where

The Royal Society
6-9 Carlton House terrace
SW1Y 5AG London
United Kingdom

Friday, October 19, 2012 from 2:30 PM to 8:00 PM (BST)

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