As part of the MRC Centenary, the latest in the series of Women in Science Wikipedia Edit-a-thon will be held at the Laboratory of Molecular Biology (LMB) on Monday 25th November 2013.
Would you like to learn how to edit Wikipedia?
Would you like to help improve the Wikipedia articles of your scientific heroines?
Would you like to join the debate on women’s experiences in science and how under-representation of women can be tackled?
If so, this is the event for you!
There are 20 places available at the Wikipedia Edit-a-thon workshop (10.30 am – 6.00 pm) where participants will be taught how to edit Wikipedia and will have access to resources from the MRC, the Royal Society, the Wellcome Collection and the LMB in order to create and improve articles about MRC-funded and other female scientists. The workshop is open to people who are new to Wikipedia as well as experienced Wikipedia editors.
There are 200 places available for the Women in Science panel discussion (1.00 – 2.30 pm), led by Mariann Bienz FRS from the LMB and Nicola Hannam from the Science Council. Come along to discuss how women can be better represented in science and hear how eminent female scientists’ careers have flourished.
Tea and cake will be served after the discussion.
Attendance is free, but booking through EventBrite is essential: http://lmb-women-in-science.eventbrite.co.uk/
Judging by previous events, places will go quickly!
Any editors who would like to join in remotely should register online at the Wikipedia event page below and can communicate with the LMB editors via twitter: @wikimediauk, #WISWIKI.
For more information:
LMB News story: http://mrc.io/1h8aJ3W
Wikipedia event page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:WikiProject_Women%27s_History/Laboratory_of_Molecular_Biology_2013
This event is collaboration between, the Medical Research Council, Wikimedia UK, the Royal Society and Cambridge AWiSE.