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Women in science: Wikipedia workshop
Friday, October 19, 2012 from 2:30 PM to 8:00 PM (BST)
London, United Kingdom
The event is open to people who are new to Wikipedia and experienced Wikipedia editors. Female editors are particularly encouraged to attend.
At the workshop representatives from Wikimedia UK will explain how Wikipedia works and be on hand to answer questions about editing and improving Wikipedia articles.
The Society's library holds a rich collection of printed works about women in science, including biographies and works authored by scientists. At the event the Society's librarians will explain more about the collections and provide guidance on finding sources.
The event is being held in celebration of Ada Lovelace Day, which celebrates the achievements of women in science, technology, engineering and maths.
Before the event the Society will select Wikipedia articles relating to women in science which need improving. Attendees will be encouraged to work together to edit those articles, using the library's resources.
Please bring your own laptop if you have one. Alternatively, a limited number of laptops are available, please contact us if you would like to reserve one. Power points, WiFi and drinks refreshments will be available.
The Edit-a-thon will take place from 2:30pm - 6:00pm
If you'd like to take part remotely then join us on Twitter at #WomenSciWP
Following the Edit-a-thon there will be a panel discussion led by Uta Frith FRS on women in science. Panellists include P
The panel discussion will take place from 6:30pm - 8:00pm
More details can be found on the Royal Society website:
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Both the afternoon and evening events are free to attend and open to all.
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The Royal Society
The Royal Society is a Fellowship of the world's most eminent scientists and is the oldest scientific academy in continuous existence. The aim of the Royal Society is to expand the frontiers of knowledge by championing the development and use of science, mathematics, engineering and medicine for the benefit of humanity and the good of the planet.