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A public 'editathon' event was held at the Institution of Civil Engineers headquarters in London on 19 July 2013.

The intention was to improve articles on engineering and engineers, using the ICE's extensive and historic archives. Training and support for people new to editing Wikipedia and its sister projects was available, using the venue's Wi-Fi. Refreshments and lunch were provided.

See also:


The Institution's headquarters at One Great George Street
Institution of Civil Engineers
One Great George Street


  • 10-10.30 Arrival; coffee.
  • 10.30: Welcome & housekeeping
  • 10:45: GLAM (Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums)-Wiki (Talk by GLAM-wiki presenter Andy Mabbett on and how the event will work)
  • 11:00: ICE (Talk by ICE staff on highlights of its archives)
  • 11.30 Coffee
  • 11.50 Backstage tours (attendees in small groups are taken on tours of the building, library, archives, etc)
  • 13.00 Lunch & networking
  • 13.45 Editing. (during which, small group can be taken back to the archives/ round the building, for photography & scanning of documents)
  • 15.00 Tea served as people work
  • 16.30 Wrap up & thank-yous
  • 16:45 End


The library at the Institution's headquarters, One Great George Street


To expand[edit]

Other tasks[edit]

For each winner of each ICE medal, ensure that the award is mentioned in their article, with citation and a link to the article about the medal.








Drainage reports by J. W. Bazalgette in the ICE archives; picture taken during the backstage tour


For biographies[edit]

For organisations[edit]

Interested editors[edit]

Note: You may indicate your participation (remote or actual) here, but please don't forget to sign up with the ICE if you wish to attend the event.


  • Dumelow (talk · contribs). I'd love to come down and take a look around but I will have to rearrange a few things and would probably be able to come just for the morning. Unfortunately I am not going to be able to make it. However, as an ICE member and Wikipedia editor with an interest in historical engineering, I would love to attend any similar future events (would be easier for me with a bit more notice). Cheers - Dumelow (talk) 14:47, 29 June 2013 (UTC)
  • Rstory (talk · contribs). Thank-you for the invitation, but I am not able to make it this time round.
  • Apologies. Not this time. Have a successful day. -- Clem Rutter (talk) 14:15, 18 July 2013 (UTC)
  • Sorry I couldn't make it - clashed with a hospital appointment. Will catch up now by seeing what I can do with those red links. Andrew Davidson (talk) 10:28, 20 July 2013 (UTC)

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