We would be very interested in having regular events on campus. We need 2 weeks advanced
notice to book rooms and at certain times of the year things are more difficult to do, but
we can book rooms in South Kensington, Hammersmith and Acton capacity up to 60 very
easily, and more than a 100 with a bit more work needed.
[wikimediauk-l-bounces(a)lists.wikimedia.org] On Behalf Of steve virgin
Sent: 20 April 2011 14:00
Subject: Re: [Wikimediauk-l] - a reply and a suggestion on diversity in the membership
Tom - perhaps get the guys at the Imperial College Wikipedia Society to give
you hand, lend you a room or something else?
I can ping Vinesh and put you in touch?
[mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of Tom Morris
Sent: 20 April 2011 13:53
Subject: Re: [Wikimediauk-l] - a reply and a suggestion on diversity in the
On Wed, Apr 20, 2011 at 13:06, steve virgin <steve(a)mediafocusuk.com> wrote:
In terms of this discussion about breaking down
diversity barriers, we've
had some limited success with the two events we have ran in Bristol
A large number of women students etc attended the Academy (about half of
20 present) and they came mainly from this group in
the URL below:
(you'll notice they kindly publicised
AGM on the front page of their website)
We also saw one or two from the same group at the AGM - I believe they are
now members of Wikimedia UK (so welcome if you are reading this)
I think we have a 'regional opportunity' to reach out and diversify our
membership base here. I urge other Wikipedians to look for similar groups
across the country and to go and talk to them about our work and invite
to collaborate on events together, as we undoubtedly
hold a lot in common
terms of mutual interest.
There are Girl Geek Dinner groups across Britain: London, Brighton,
Nottingham, Manchester, Leeds, Hull, Reading, Bristol, Oxford,
Winchester, South Yorkshire, Plymouth, Dorset and Birmingham.
I've added that list to the Institutional outreach page:
I've also posted on Twitter saying that WMUK may be interested in
doing events/outreach with the London GGD community.
Any ideas where we can run Wikimedia Academy events in London? I was
talking to someone on IRC who suggested collaborating with coworking
spaces. Alternatively, it would be very useful if, especially in
London, there were a few standard places we could use to run
outreach-focussed Wikimedia Academy/editathon type events. Any ideas?
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