The Cambridge University Library Bulletin has published an article of mine:
It is a retrospective on my Wikimedian in Residence period last year. For more recent information on ContentMine, see the grant proposal at
Which has closed, now (as of yesterday), so _please don't_ add to the page. I'm listed as a participant, reflecting my current volunteer status at the company.
The CULIB article allows for mail comments. I'm always glad to hear from Wikimedians interested in what ContentMine is up to.
By the way, the Cambridge Science Festival is in mid-March:
The programme PDF mentions an editathon at the Moore Library, 6 to 8 pm, on 15 March. I'll try to get more details for that. The event "Wiki, please, explain!" on 21 March is actually about machine learning.
Also of possible interest, in Cambridge, is this:
Second week of May, apply though by 5 March. It's basically a hackathon.
Please disseminate to interested colleagues as appropriate – this event is open to all.
We’ve moved our #Vote100 Wikipedia editing event<tinyurl.com/Votes100> to the University of Edinburgh’s central campus and the Teaching Studio LG.07 at David Hume Tower Building. The event is part of the Festival of Creative Learning and 2018’s celebration of one hundred years since the Representation of the People Act (1918)<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Representation_of_the_People_Act_1918> came into force and women were finally given the right to vote, almost fifty years after the Edinburgh Seven fought for and won the right to train and practice as doctors. #Vote100 #FCL18
Festival of Creative Learning events – Free and open to all!
1. #Vote100 Wikipedia editing event (22 February 2018).<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:University_of_Edinburgh/Events_and_…>
2. Wikidata Hackathon<https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/wikidata-hackathon-festival-of-creative-lear…> – Learn how to edit Wikipedia’s most exciting sister project (21 Feb).
3. Histropedia workshops<https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/histropedia-knowledge-from-wikipedia-visuali…> – create bespoke visually dynamic timelines<http://histropedia.com/showcase/wikidata-viewer.html?q=%23Timeline%20of%20U…> in minutes (20 Feb).
This email is to invite you take part in the event where you can learn how to edit, meet supportive colleagues, have refreshments and help address Wikipedia’s systemic bias by publishing a new article of your choice about a suffragette, a notable women in medicine or any of the incredible women missing from Wikipedia e.g. Bessie Watson, the Scottish child suffragette and piper<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elizabeth_(Bessie)_Watson>. More suggestions for pages to edit are very welcome.
Bring a friend, bring two! We have a very large room, food and drink and lots of pages to create. No editing experience necessary, full training will be provided and it’s super easy (& fun) to do.
Only 17.39% of biographies on Wikipedia are about notable women so there are a great many notable women missing (both historic and contemporary) from Wikipedia and from Google’s top search results.
I hope you can find time to attend as we could greatly use your support.
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We have recently reviewed and updated Wikimedia UK's Finance Policy, which
is shared in a google doc here
I am circulating this now for community review, so please feel free to make
suggestions directly to the document or email me on
lucy.crompton-reid(a)wikimedia.org.uk with any comments or questions.
Please note that we have moved some of the detail out of the current policy
(on wiki here <https://wikimedia.org.uk/wiki/Finance_Policy>) into a set of
financial procedures, and removed areas that are now covered by separate
policies or procedures.
The policy will be reviewed and hopefully agreed by the board at their next
meeting on 10th March, so please could you get any comments to me (or added
to the google doc) by *Thursday 1st March*.
Thanks and best wishes
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Maybe the chapter (or someone on their behalf) could collect this?
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: "Cassandra Parsons" <Cassandra.Parsons(a)wallacecollection.org>
Date: 18 Jan 2018 10:40 am
I have some studio equipment that needs to be removed from the museum on
Friday, free to anyone who can collect it! It would be sad to see it end up
in a skip so I thought I’d see if anyone might want it.
It’s all pretty old but still usable! Snaps attached. A Manfrotto still
life table (with bespoke reinforcement made by our conservation technician,
so you can shoot very heavy objects on it!), two Elinchrome flash heads….
one which works perfectly but I can’t remove the softbox. A stronger person
than me may be able to get it off but hey… comes with free softbox! The
other head needs to be repaired (the flash centre could sort it out pretty
easily I think!) because the modelling bulb doesn’t work (new bulb, new
fuse, still doesn’t work) but the flash works fine though so still usable
as is!. Comes with a power pack for the two lights. Also have some
accessories (umbrellas / modelling dishes / HUGE Octabox!) if they’re of
I know it’s short notice but if anyone want’s this studio kit and can come
to collect it from the Wallace Collection between 10am-5pm this Friday then
you’re welcome to it! I’d be very happy if a fellow photographer or small
museum could give it all a home!
Office: 020 7563 9575
Studio: 020 7563 9572
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