Liberal history editathon
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British liberal history edit-a-thon - details
- Where: David Lloyd George Room, National Liberal Club, 1 Whitehall Place, London, SW1A 2HE. Embankment tube station is 0.1 miles away, a short walk.
- When: 24 August 2016
- Point of contact: User:Rock drum
- Cost: Free!
- Media on Wikimedia Commons
Wikimedia UK's participation policy will apply at the event and there will be trusted individuals on hand with whom you can raise any related issues.
About the event
The National Liberal Club houses a library of books and specialist materials on Liberal history, many of them rare. They have kindly agreed to open up their collection to Wikipedia editors for the day, to improve articles related to the history of British liberalism.
All those interested in British political history are welcome to attend—you do not need to be a member of the Club, or have edited Wikipedia before! Trainers will be on hand to help you with getting started editing Wikipedia, and begin contributing.
How do I prepare?
- Sign up for the event
- Create a Wikipedia account (we can help you with this on the day, but it's helpful if you do it in advance)
- Bring a laptop (Wi-Fi will be provided)
- Think about what you would like to edit about—there are some ideas below if you need inspiration
- Learn more about editing using the Visual Editor, or editing in general.
- Learn about good sources for articles.
The event will run from 10 AM–8PM; you can drop in, or join us for the whole day. Lunch will be provided.
As a private members' club, the NLC has a fairly strict dress code (details below); but you don't need to adhere to it if you just want to come to the event in the Lloyd George Room.
Having said that, the NLC say that they will happily show Wikipedia editors around the club throughout the day, as a "thank you" for their work; but that this is only possible if people have adhered to the dress code. So you're very welcome to the event, whether or not you're dressed up for the day; but you'll need to be appropriately dressed if you want to take a look around the rest of the club.
Dress code: Jacket and tie for men, formal wear for women; no jeans, trainers, shorts, t-shirts, or tracksuits.
About the venue
The National Liberal Club was established by William Gladstone in 1882. Today, it is independent of any political party but remains closely aligned with the Liberal tradition. Its members may belong to any political party or none. The neo-Gothic building, designed by Alfred Waterhouse (who was also architect of the Natural History Museum, and Manchester Town Hall), was completed in 1887 and was at the time the largest clubhouse ever built. Some of the building has since been sold off, but it remains among the largest clubhouses in the world. Learn more about the National Liberal Club and its history on Wikipedia.
- This event is open to all and free to attend but the venue would like to know who is attending, so we ask that you please register at the link below.
- Edwardx (talk) 11:46, 23 August 2016 (BST) (too late for the Eventbrite deadline)
- Already registered. Just adding that I expect to be there at around midday with one or two others. Andrew D. (talk) 09:47, 24 August 2016 (BST)
- List of content improved during the event on Wikipedia. Please add anything you work on there!
Articles to be improved
- Caroline Pidgeon
- Beatrice Seear, Baroness Seear
- James Meston, 1st Baron Meston
- Arthur Brampton
- J.A. Spender
- George Lunn
- Robert Spence Watson
- Henry Fell Pease
- Lord Qurban Hussain
- Baroness Bakewell