Help change how women are represented on Wikipedia

Join our 150th Anniversary online Wiki workshop for MCR & JCR students
led by Dr Alice White – Wikimedian in Residence at the Wellcome Trust
2-5pm on Saturday 20 March 2021 (pre-booking required) 

There are still spaces available, don’t miss out and book today.

Wikipedia, the collaboratively-edited online encyclopedia, is one of the world’s most popular websites. It’s widely used as a reference work, and shapes people’s ideas of the world around them.

However, Wikipedia (like many conventionally-produced reference works) significantly underrepresents women. Less than a fifth of Wikipedia biography entries are on women, and less than a tenth of contributors identify as women: we’re aiming to change that.

We want to create 150 new entries about influential women of the past and those making a difference today – especially women of colour, those from the LGBTQ community, those working in STEM subjects, and on sustainability and environmental issues. New entries might be in English, or in other languages, or you might like to translate an existing page into another language.

You don’t need any previous experience of editing Wikipedia to join this friendly, informative and practical training session. It will help you take your first step on your Wiki editing journey, build on your existing knowledge and research skills, and help you present complex ideas for a general audience,

Who you would like to see added to Wikipedia, or which entry would you like to see improved?

To reserve your place email with Wiki in the subject line. We’ll then let you know how to join the Wiki Dash to claim or improve a page.

Dr. Alice White is a Digital Editor and Wikimedian-in-Residence at Wellcome Trust; her work involves helping people to share their knowledge online. Before joining Wellcome, she did a PhD in the history of science and has also worked as a researcher and teacher.

Inspired by an idea from Dr Gabi Heller and developed with the help of alumnae.