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Welcome to the Wikimedia UK press page. This page is intended to be a first port of call for journalists and reporters with an interest in the work of the charity.

About us

Wikimedia UK is the Wikimedia chapter covering the United Kingdom. We are a charity that supports and promotes Wikimedia projects, such as Wikipedia. We also exist to help collect, develop and distribute freely licensed knowledge (and other educational, cultural and historic material).

We do this by bringing the Wikimedia community in the UK together, and by building links with UK-based cultural institutions, universities, charities and other bodies. We also represent UK-based Wikimedians to the Wikimedia Foundation and the global Wikimedia movement.

While our office is based in the Shoreditch area of London we have volunteers throughout the UK, working on projects as diverse as editing Wikipedia, building relationships with cultural institutions, advocating on behalf of the open knowledge movement, delivering training and hosting editing workshops.

Press releases, blog posts and social media

We issue several press releases every year when there's something particularly newsworthy related to Wikimedia UK and / or Wikimedia projects. If you'd like to be included on our distribution list please email All press releases are also published directly on our blog.

Our blog is often a good place to go to get details about some of our projects and initiatives. Blog posts are written by several volunteers and staff and are a useful way to keep in touch with the activities of the charity. More stories, images and video are added on a regular basis so do check back often or subscribe (RSS).

Wikimedia UK is also active on Twitter (@wikimediaUK) and Facebook (

Recent blog highlights

For recent posts on the blog, please visit


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Please use the following email address for press or media enquiries.

For urgent enquiries, please also contact Wikimedia UK on:

+44 (0)20 7065 0990

Or Lucy Crompton-Reid (Chief Executive) on:

+44 (0)20 7065 0993 or +44 (0)7803 505 169

For a Wikimedia community perspective, you can also contact: David Gerard - +44 (0)77 3322 3584


Please see the following links for statistics, images and information about Wikimedia UK:

Please see the following links for statistics, images and information about Wikipedia and its sister projects:

For international information, please see the Wikimedia Foundation press room.