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Wikipedia edit-a-thon

14 Oct 2019

Join us in celebrating the world's first software engineer Ada Lovelace with free lecture and learning how to edit Wikipedia

This is a great opportunity for anyone looking to improve their digital skills and written communication skills, regardless of their level of computer literacy.

Held in association with the Physiological Society, we'll be focusing on creating and improving biographies of Women in Physiology. Come and develop or improve your skill set using the world's largest encyclopedia and ninth most visited site on the entire web.

The event is on Thursday, 17 October from 10am, at North Campus, Sackville Street Building B-Floor Entrance Hall

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Professor Dame Nancy Rothwell, Physiologist and Vice Chancellor of the University of Manchester
  • Professor Susan Wray, Physiologist, University of Liverpool
  • Dr Jessica Wade, Physicist, Imperial College London
  • Dr Duncan Hull, Computer Scientist, University of Manchester 

After lunch (provided) we'll have hands-on sessions with experienced editors to help you start your Wikipedia adventure.


To register for either or both morning and afternoon sessions, visit:

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If you have any questions, contact: