Kingston University Women in Science event

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Wikimedia UK and Kingston University organised a Women in Science themed editing event on Monday 28 October in London.

  • Date: Monday 28 October 2013
  • Venue: Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing, Kingston University, Games Lab, Sopwith Building SB1026, Penrhyn Road Campus, Kingston upon Thames, KT1 2EE. [1]
  • Cost: Free
  • Twitter hashtag: #WISWIKI
  • Resources to edit: see below
  • Participants: The editing session is for Wikipedia newcomers to learn how to edit or anyone wanting to contribute. Bookings were taken via Kingston's Eventbrite
  • Any questions: Katie Chan at, 020 7065 0990, Dr Darrel Greenhill for Kingston


  • 09:30 – Registration and refreshments
  • 10:00 – Guidance on how to edit Wikipedia
  • 11:00 – Message from Professor Edith Sim
  • 11:15 – Editathon
  • 13:00 - Light lunch
  • 13:30-14:00 - Close and peer feedback

At the workshop, representatives from Wikimedia UK explained how Wikipedia works and answer questions about editing and improving Wikiepdia articles. Staff were on hand to introduce available resources and provide guidance on finding information.

The day began with a tutorial on how to edit Wikipedia, and the attendees were able to put this into practice afterwards, creating and editing articles.

Kingston participants

Everyone was asked to register and think about topics to edit on.

There were computers at the venue, but also wifi access for those wanting to use your own laptops.

  1. w:User:K1167189
  2. w:User:Hope Caton
  3. w:User:XNF Nemesis
  4. w:User:CynthiaSam7
  5. w:User:TStockbridge531
  6. w:User:Suehswiki
  7. w:User:Mabranche18
  8. w:User:Domitilla
  9. w:User:Lashary
  10. w:User:Susanscot
  11. w:User:Ho2012wp
  12. w:User:Darrelraymaker

Useful links for new contributors

Suggested topics for the editathon



  • Katie Chan
  • Edwardx
  • John Cummings
  • Martinvl


Feedback from participants is available here