This event has finished, a write up of the event is available here
Join the Zoological Society of London in a one-day Wikipedia editathon dedicated to improving the Wikipedia pages of the most remarkable women who have helped shape our understanding of natural history.
The day will include:
- Specialist training in editing Wikipedia pages.
- On-hand support and resources on-hand to make editing easier.
- A team of experts to talk about these fantastic women and to lend their expertise.
- A unique opportunity to visit the ZSL library and view historic artefacts by these women in science.
- A tour of London Zoo to hear about some of the women associated with ZSL from the early days and more recently.
You are invited!
This event is open to those new to Wikipedia and to experienced contributors! Female editors are particularly encouraged to attend. Come along and play a part in educating society about the amazing achievements by notable Women in Natural History!
Refreshments will be provided.
Please bring your own laptop if you have one (there will be a few available for those without, please email to reserve one).
Please create a Wikipedia account beforehand by clicking on the create account link at the top of any Wikipedia page.
If you'd like to take part remotely then please join us on Twitter at: #WISWIKI
Please come to the Prince Albert Gate situated about 100m west from the main London Zoo entrance on the outer circle by 10am.
Email John.Cummings@Wikimedia.org.uk or email@example.com for questions or to book a laptop
List of possible article subjects
There is a full project page with targets and suggestions here
- Evelyn Cheesman
- Anna Thynne
- Alison Jolly
- Joan Procter
- Marie Victoria Lebour
- Elsie Wilkins Sexton
- Emily Mary Bowdler Sharpe
- Juliet Clutton-Brock
- Margaret Clay Ferguson
- Harriet Mann Miller
- Jane Sharp
- Barbara De Wolfe
- Roger Arliner Young
- Eleanor Glanville
On our blog
You can read the story written after the event here.