Come and join us for a public editathon

The cover of a medieval manuscript of Ibn Sīnā (Avicenna)’s Canon of Medicine, held at the Wellcome Library. Public domain image hosted by Wikimedia Commons

The Wellcome Library is hosting an edit-a-thon on Wednesday 26th February 2014, to improve Wikipedia articles about medicine and health in the widest sense, including the history of medicine. 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, opposite Euston Square tube but within easy walking distance of three other tube stations.

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

Please use the online booking form to register a free place.

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.

See the event’s page on Wikipedia for more details and feel free to add your username or to suggest articles for improvement.