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Below is the Wikimedia UK monthly report for the period 1 to 31 December 2011. If you want to keep up with the chapter's activities as they happen, please subscribe to our blog, join our mailing list, and/or follow us on Twitter. If you have any questions or comments, please drop us a line on this report's talk page.

Program activities

GLAM activities

See also the This Month in GLAM UK report for this month.
A contingent of 14 UK Wikimedians attended GLAMcamp Amsterdam.

Expert outreach

Martin Poulter met with academics and archivists in the area of psychology to discuss a range of events and other activities for Spring 2012 onwards. Martin also spoke at a social media lunch a the Institute of Physics in London, with representatives of various learned societies, to propose training events for their members. There is now an expert outreach section of the WMUK site, explaining what the chapter is doing and why scientists and scholars should get involved.

  • 1st - Darren Logan speaking at the Uniprot consortium meeting on Wikipedia annotation and integration, Cambridge

Other activities

UK press coverage (and coverage of UK projects & activities)

Press coverage of Wikipedia in UK publications this month included:

A QRpedia code mock-up. Used to demonstrate to Monmouth what it will look like.


  • Roger Bamkin on ITalkFM, 5th Dec, Local Engish station in Spain

Bell Pottinger


Visual Editor


Science communication



Plus an old news item that was omitted from our previous reports

Upcoming activities in January


For events in February and onwards, please see Events.

Administrative activities

Board activities

News from the Chief Exec

For more information on Jon's activities this month, see News from the Office.


For more information about our participation in this year's fundraiser, see 2011 Fundraiser.

We received £277,109.09 in one-off donations this month, with 16,276 individual donors. The average donation amount was £17.03.

7,254 of these donors have had Gift Aid Declarations made and matched with their records. If anyone would like a full (but anonymised) csv file with more information, please get in touch with Richard and let him know your requirements.

Payment Instrument Number of Donations
Cheque 216
CAF Cheque 16
Cash 1
PayPal 16,040
Postal Order 3

For more information please see the daily Wikimedia fundraising statistics and our monthly fundraising report at Fundraising Report - Monthly Totals 2011.


Office and Development Manager

Richard Symonds was appointed as our new Office and Development Manager, starting in January 2012.

Events organiser

This month, Wikimedia UK began advertising for an Events Organiser. They will support the work of the grassroots Wikimedian community in the UK and be responsible for the budgeting and resources for Wikimedia events in the UK. Applications close January 10 2012.