Below is the Wikimedia UK monthly report for the period 1 to 30 June 2011. If 
you want to keep up with the chapter's activities as they happen, please 
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Board activities

The Board met in person on 11-12 June in Birmingham. The first day was spent on 
strategy discussions, and included the writing of a vision statement - "free 
knowledge for all" - and a mission statement. The second day was spent on 
formal business, particularly our charity status application, our plans for 
recruitment of full time staff, the upcoming fundraiser and reallocation of 
budget holders. Key decisions included the decision to proceed with hiring a 
'chapter manager' and office manager, and to participate in the fundraiser this 

A summary of the meeting was posted on the Wikimedia UK blog.


Mike Peel spoke at the Impact of Social Sciences conference, hosted by the 
London School of Economics, talking about Wikipedia as an innovative approach 
to academic impact. A podcast recording of the talk is available.

A call for applicants was put out for a Wikimedia Outreach Ambassador position 
at the University of Bristol. Samuel Knight from the University of Bristol was 
selected, and is due to start in July.

Additionally, Campus Ambassador training event took place in London on 18 June, 
where four people from three different universities were trained to support the 
use of Wikipedia in higher education.


Several GLAM events happened this month, including:
4th, British Library English and Drama behind-the-scenes, which had around 20 
attendees, saw the creation of 24 new Wikipedia articles and improvement of 
various other articles - full details are at Editathon, British Library#Output.
22nd, National Railway Museum Wikimedia workshop - the agenda and participants 
of which are listed on
24th, GLAMcamp London had a range of Wikimedian and museum representatives 
meeting to discuss approaches to taking UK Wikimedia-GLAM relations forward in 
new and innovative ways.
The latter two events were written up in the GLAM newsletter and a Wikimedia UK 
blog post

Press coverage

1 June, Hundreds of GPs admit to using the website Wikipedia as a medical 
research tool, BBC News
10 June, Mystery of the Wikifixer: who is the secret image-cleansing agent?, 
The Independent
For a summary of this story, see the Wikipedia Signpost write-up.

There were 4 UK Wikimeets this month: Birmingham (Sun 12 June), Edinburgh (Mon 
20 June), London (Sun 12 June) and Manchester (Sat 25 June).
A UK Community IRC meeting was held on the 14th June.
Steve Virgin spoke at the Mashable Social Media Day Bristol - info about which 
is on facebook and mashable.
Martin Poulter wrote a blog post on "Six unorthodox ways to use Wikipedia".
Upcoming activities in July

2011-07-01 - Medical Research Council Workshop
2011-07-04 - Bristol Wiki Academy 2
2011-07-05 - Fæ in BBC Radio Scotland interview for Culture Cafe
2011-07-06 - 6-8 July, Johnbod part of Wikilounge team for "Communicating the 
Museum" conference, Dusseldorf
2011-07-07 - 7-9 July, Martin Poulter attending the Wikipedia in Higher 
Education Summit
2011-07-09 - Executive board meeting
2011-07-10 - London meetup
2011-07-11 - 11-12 July, Wikipedia stand at the CILIP conference, Hatfield
2011-07-16 - V&A Wikilounge
2011-07-21 - Steve Virgin talking about 'What is your Wikipedia Business 
Strategy', Business West event at Cheltenham Racecourse & Gloucestershire 
Cricket Club
2011-07-25 - Board meeting
2011-07-26 - Steve Virgin talking about 'What is your Wikipedia Business 
Strategy', Business West event at Cheltenham Racecourse & Gloucestershire 
Cricket Club
For events in August and onwards, please see Events.

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