Women in Science Wikipedia edit-a-thon, 13 May 2014, University of Liverpool

Date: 13 May 2014

Time: 10:45-17:00

Venue: University of Liverpool, Cancer Research UK Centre, 200 London Road, Liverpool, L3 9TA (Main entrance on Daulby Street).

Sign-up: Attendance is free, but booking is essential.  Book your place by visiting the following Eventbrite page:


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


Do you want the chance to improve Wikipedia science coverage? Do you care about women in science? Do you want to be part of an event working with Wiki editors, university librarians and other enthusiasts and make a difference? Then sign up for our Edit-a-thon at the University of Liverpool. Working with Wikimedia UK and the Medical Research Council, the University of Liverpool are organising a Women in Science themed editing event that will take place on Tuesday 13th May 2014 in Liverpool to celebrate Women in Science.

The events are open to people who are new to Wikipedia and experienced Wikipedia editors. Female would be editors are particularly encouraged to attend.
More information about the event can be found here:


There are 30 places available at the Wikipedia Edit-a-thon workshop (10:45am – 5:00pm), at which the workshop’s 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 University’s resources and with support from University librarians. The workshop is open to people who are new to Wikipedia as well as experienced Wikipedia editors.

In addition we are pleased to announce that there are 90 places available for an evening Women in Science reception and panel discussion (5:00 – 7:30pm) including a talk by Professor Dame Julia Higgins, who will be accompanied on the panel by Professor Sue Wray, Professor Tara Shears, Professor Ian Greer, Prof. Jude Robinson and two MRC Fellows, Dr Lauren Walker and Dr Sarah Skeoch.

Come along to discuss how women can be better represented in science and hear how female scientists’ careers have flourished.

– Programme
Exhibition Room of the Cancer Research Centre, University of Liverpool
10:45 – 11:05: Arrivals (Tea/Coffee)
11:05 – 11:15: Opening address/welcome (Munir Pirmohamed)
11:15 – 12:45: Training session (Lead by Wikimedia Volunteers)
12:45 – 13:30: Lunch (Provided)
13:30 – 17:00: Editing supported by Wikimedia Volunteers and University of Liverpool Librarians
‘Editors’ will join a larger audience, either in the Lecture Theatre of the Cancer Research Centre or in the Legate Theatre of the Victoria Gallery and Museum dependent on numbers
17:00 – 17:45: Reception/canapés
17:45 – 17:50: Audience moves into lecture theatre
17:50 – 18:00: Welcoming Address (Ian Greer – tbc)
18:00 – 18:25: Key note talk (Dame Julia Higgins)
18:25 – 19:25: Panel discussion/audience debate (Dame Julia Higgins, Prof Sue Wray, Prof Tara Shears, Ian Greer (TBC), Dr Lauren Walker and Dr Sarah Skeoch
19:25 – 19:30: Close