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Wonder Women of Natural History: Wikipedia editathon at London Zoo

Wikimedia UK

Saturday, 18 January 2014 from 10:00 to 16:00 (GMT)

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Join the Zoological Society of London in a one-day Wikipedia editathon dedicated to improving the Wikipedia pages of the most remarkable women who have helped shape our understanding of natural history.

The day will include:

  • Specialist training in editing Wikipedia pages.
  • On-hand support and resources on-hand to make editing easier.
  • A team of experts to talk about these fantastic women and to lend their expertise.
  • A unique opportunity to visit the ZSL library and view historic artefacts by these women in science.
  • A tour of London Zoo to hear about some of the women associated with ZSL from the early days and more recently.

You are invited!

This event is open to those new to Wikipedia and to experienced contributors! Female editors are particularly encouraged to attend. Come along and play a part in educating society about the amazing achievements by notable Women in Natural History!

Refreshments will be provided.

Evelyn Cheesman

  Evelyn Cheesman

The first female curator of London Zoo

Please go to the Wikimedia UK page about this event for more information and for a list of women that we intend to focus on during the day. This list by no means covers everyone and you are more than welcome to come up with you own ideas!

Please bring your own laptop if you have one (there will be a few available for those without, please email to reserve one).

Please create a Wikipedia account beforehand by clicking on the create account link at the top of any Wikipedia page.

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


Please come to the Prince Albert Gate situated about 100m west ofthe main zoo entrance on the Outer Circle by 10am.

Email John.Cummings@Wikimedia.org.uk for questions or to book a laptop

Wikipedia page

The Wikipedia page for this event with a list of topics is here

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When & Where

Mappin Pavillion, ZSL London Zoo
Outer Circle
NW1 4RY London
United Kingdom

Saturday, 18 January 2014 from 10:00 to 16:00 (GMT)

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