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A Celebration of Women in Science

Welcome to the event page for the Celebration of Women in Science Edit-a-thon at the University of Liverpool on Thursday 13th December 2018.

Wikipedia training workshop - In a nutshell

  • Where?: University of Liverpool, Cancer Research Centre.
  • When?: 13 December 2018, 9.30 - 14.30
  • Shortlink to this page: bit.ly/WomenInScienceLiverpool


We are very pleased to be welcoming Dr Jess Wade, a Postdoctoral Researcher in Plastic Electronics at Imperial College London, who has personally created and edited over 270 Wikipedia articles about female scientists and who is on a mission to bring more women into science and raise the prominence of the work done by so many female scientists.

About the event

The event will provide students with the opportunity to learn how Wikipedia works and how it is edited. Students will also spend time with female scientists from the University of Liverpool and learn about what they do, as well as learning about other female scientists through the Wikipedia editing process.

Students will be asked to carry out a small amount of research on one or two female scientists before the event and will then work on developing the Wikipedia pages of these scientists on the day. Training about how to edit Wikipedia will be provided by volunteers from Wikimedia UK and by Dr Wade. Students will then work in small groups with one of the University scientists to edit Wikipedia pages.



  • 09:30 - Start
  • 09:30 – 09:35: Welcome – Prof Sue Wray
  • 09:35 – 09:50: Jess Wade: Postdoctoral Researcher in Plastic Electronics (Imperial College London)
  • 09:50 – 10:30: How to edit Wikipedia
  • 10:30 – 12:00: Edit-a Thon
  • 12:00 – 13:00 Lunch
  • 13:00 - 14:00: Edit-a-Thon (continued)
  • 14:00 - 14:25: Discussion (led by Prof Wray)
  • 14:25 – 14:30 Close
  • 14:30 - Finish


Participants - Sign in here

It helps to sign into your wikipedia account first.

Event dashboard

  1. Daisy98782018
  2. ETonge2018
  3. Kateblk
  4. User:Kvandartel
  5. User:Courtney-202
  6. User:Lauren.walker1983
  7. User:EleanorWES
  8. User:MelodyMartzz
  9. User:Gracescott6
  10. Elliedyson7
  11. User:Alexfin02
  12. Alexbolton8
  13. Charlotteallen8
  14. User:Ljbcmshe
  15. User:LauraChonzi
  16. User:Anudhi_Lokuhapuarachchige
  17. User:Samrudhi109
  18. User:Calderstones2018
  19. User:Weronikagrocholska
  20. User:Eleni Liami

What am I doing?

  • Look at the list of articles and tasks below.
  • If you're a beginner, we recommend starting with some small improvements to existing articles instead of trying to start a new article. Some articles about women on Wikipedia that could be improved relatively easily can be found at the following link:[1]

Hit list of articles to be created or improved

Helpful updates could be as simple as:

  • Making sure reference links are still appropriate and functional
  • Adding new inline citations/references
  • Adding a photo
  • Adding an infobox
  • Adding data to more fields in an existing infobox
  • Creating headings
  • Adding categories; etc.

The following is a small sample of individuals to work on - feel free to add others for this session or to come back to!

How do I prepare?

  • Sign up for the event
  • Create a Wikipedia account (if you haven't already got one) - signup
  • Bring a laptop (wi-fi will be provided)
  • If you want to learn about editing beforehand, please consult the introductory material below.


As at May 2019 some articles which were created at (or in relation to) the event are in mainspace. Please see the list below.

Assessed articles

Ongoing assessment