Trowel Blazers event

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  • Date: Saturday 19th October 2013
  • Time: 10:30am - 5.00pm
  • Venue: Board Room, Natural History Museum
  • Main event page: Click here for the event page on Wikipedia
  • For more information contact: Tori Herridge from Team TrowelBlazers ( or John Cummings, Wikimedian in Residence at the Natural History Museum (


Talk about female paleontologists in the earth sciences library as part of the event
  • A writeup of the event can be found on the Natural History Museum website here.
  • The event was attended by 20 people, most were new to Wikipedia:

usernames of the participants:

  • People new to Wikipedia learned the skills to contribute
  • Earth science library staff presented archival material related to women scientists including Dorothea Bate, Dorothy Garrod, Helen Muir-Wood, and Barbara Hastings (pictured).
  • Many new articles were created

topics edited were:


Was captured on SurveyMonkey. The response received described the event as "constructive, important, fun".