Wikipedia:WikiProject Medicine/Wellcome Library Editathon 2014

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The Gibbs Building, London (Directions)

The Wellcome Library, in London, UK is hosting a Wikipedia editathon on 26th February 2014, to improve articles about medicine and health in the widest sense, including the history of medicine and medical humanities. This free public event is part of the partnership between Jisc and Wikimedia UK and is led by Martin Poulter, the ambassador between the two charities.

The Wellcome Library holds one of the world’s richest collections of physical and digital resources relating to medical history, contemporary medicine and biomedical science in society. The editathon itself is taking place in the Gibbs Building next to the library. This is in central London, right next to Euston Square tube but within easy walking distance of three other tube stations.

The event will take place from 11am to 4pm GMT, with lunch provided. We will go through basic wiki training before lunch, then work directly on Wikipedia. Wikimedia UK trainers and Wellcome Library staff will be on hand.

This event is fully booked so apologies if you have not been able to attend. Contact if you are interested in attending a similar event or hosting one in your workplace.

It is advisable to bring a laptop computer though we have some spares: tell us on the form if you won't be able to bring one.

Target articles[edit]

Martin's introductory slides downloadable as a PDF

Articles on medical science, public health, history of medicine and medical humanities are in scope of the event. These project pages may be helpful:

Look at the Wellcome Library site to see the unique range of content they hold and the openly accessible digital resources they have put online.

Wellcome Images have recently released a huge archive of historical images under a free licence. A batch of these have been uploaded to Commons by User:Fæ.


New and experienced Wikipedians hard at work in the Wellcome Trust's Darwin Room
New accounts
  • There were two more users whose usernames we did not get. One was an academic whose account had been blocked when he was mistakenly accused of copyright violation. I will look into this.


New pages
Improved pages


See wmuk:Wellcome_Library_editathon#Evaluation

Coverage and reflections[edit]

Before the event