Bristol Wiki Academy 1/Invite

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Announcing the Bristol Wikimedia Academy

"When: Saturday 19 March 2011, Arrive 9.40 for 10.00 start, continuing until 4. Lunch provided.
Where: Room 1.06, Merchant Venturers School of Engineering, Woodland Road, University of Bristol, BS8 1UB
What: A non-technical event for individuals and organisations interested in working with Wikipedia and its related projects.

Jointly hosted by Wikimedia UK and the University of Bristol

Explore the future direction for Wikimedia, and your role in it.

The Bristol Wiki Academy is a chance to explore how Wikipedia and its sister projects can work in partnership with groups and individuals interested in freeing up the world's knowledge. Featuring short talks and discussion with Wikimedia insiders, the event will share specific ideas on how you or your organisation can contribute to, and get the most out of, the Wikimedia projects. No wiki editing or other technical experience is required, but training will be available on the day for those who would like it.

Consider bringing with you something you think should be "on" Wikipedia. It might be a book with some interesting information, a photograph, a document or a physical object to be photographed. If suitable, we will try and get it online during the day.


The day will feature a mix of short presentations and discussion, addressing topics such as

  • The Wikipedia philosophy: how Wikipedia works as a community
  • Sharing images
  • Wikipedia as an educational tool
  • Transforming public spaces with Wikipedia



Dr Martin Poulter (; Steve Virgin (

See also

Other Wikimedia UK Events