Women in Science Editathon, Oxford University

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Oxford University is running annual Wikipedia editathons, improving articles about female scientists and their work, as part of the Ada Lovelace Day initative.

2015[edit | edit source]


2014[edit | edit source]

The 2014 editathon will take place on 14 October. Online and in-person participation is invited. See w:Wikipedia:WikiProject_University_of_Oxford/AdaLovelaceDay2014 for details.

2013[edit | edit source]

The second editathon was held on 15 October 2013, and included guest speakers Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell (discoverer of radio pulsars) and Professor Anne Trefethen (CIO of Oxford University). Martin Poulter attended as a trainer as part of his residency jointly funded by Jisc and Wikimedia UK. Liz McCarthy of the Bodleian Libraries created the project page and provided help with sources.

More details are on Wikipedia at Wikipedia:WikiProject_University_of_Oxford/AdaLovelaceDay2013. Four articles created or expanded on the day were featured in the "Did You Know?" section of the English Wikipedia front page.

Coverage[edit | edit source]

Evaluation[edit | edit source]

Participant evaluations were captured by Oxford University's internal survey system.

2012[edit | edit source]

The first Women in Science Wikipedia Editathon at Oxford University was led by Andrew Gray as part of his residency funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council.

See w:Wikipedia:WikiProject_Women's_History/Ada_Lovelace_Day_2012#Oxford for details of articles affected.

This page has been created as part of the 2013-14 partnership between Jisc and Wikimedia UK
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