Hello everyone,

Please find below the Wikimedia UK monthly
report<https://wikimedia.org.uk/wiki/Reports> for
the period 1st to 30th September 2013. If you want to keep up with the
chapter's activities as they happen, please subscribe to our
blog<http://blog.wikimedia.org.uk/>
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page<https://wikimedia.org.uk/w/index.php?title=Talk:Reports/2013/September&action=edit&redlink=1>.
If you prefer to read the page on wiki, you can find it at
https://wikimedia.org.uk/wiki/Reports/2013/September

Thanks and regards,

Stevie

Program activities
Community

   - On 7 September 2013, Wikimedians and amateur photographers gathered in
   the Grade II-listed St Michael’s Church for Wikipedia Takes Chester, a
   day-long photo scavenger hunt, held to increase participation in Wiki Loves
   Monuments UK. At Wikipedia Takes Chester, and at Wikipedia Takes Coventry
   this time last year, many people attended who would not normally come along
   to Wikimedia events. A huge range of photographers attend these events,
   from the point-and-shoot-wielding amateur to the very-expensive-DSLR-toting
   professionals.


GLAM activities

   - Wikimedia UK is pleased to announce its new partnership with York
   Museums Trust <http://www.yorkmuseumstrust.org.uk/Page/Index.aspx>. The
   partnership, which was confirmed in September, is to be supported by the
   recruitment of a Wikimedian in Residence who will promote open access to
   collections data across the trust.
   - We were also delighted to announce in September that The Royal Society
   is recruiting a Wikimedian in Residence.


Education activities

This summer Wikimedia UK embarked on a systematic campaign to raise
awareness of the assistance the charity can offer to university students
towards the creation of new student societies associated with Wikipedia and
other Wikimedia projects. With support from Wikimedia UK, Wikipedia student
societies have already been established at Imperial College London and
Cambridge University. We are keen to see this sort of activity develop on
other campuses across the UK.

We’re in the process of discussing the possibility of new Wikipedia
students’ societies developing at a number of universities in Cardiff,
Dundee, Manchester, Hull/Scarborough, Swansea and London. Please help us
spread this information across university campuses throughout the UK, or if
you’re a university student and a Wikipedian just email
educat...@wikimedia.org.uk and we’ll take it from there

We were also preparing for the delivery of the EduWiki Conference
2013<https://wikimedia.org.uk/wiki/EduWiki_Conference_2013> on
1-2 November.

Technology

In September, the WMUK wiki was migrated from the Wikimedia Foundation's
datacentre to Wikimedia UK's. Details of the migration can be found on the WMUK
website <https://wikimedia.org.uk/wiki/WMUK_wiki_migration>, which is now
at the new address of wikimedia.org.uk

Other activities

15 October is recognised as Ada Lovelace Day and is dedicated to
celebrating the contributions of women in science, technology, engineering
and mathematics (STEM).

Wikimedia UK was proud to be a part of those celebrations. We have
delivered many events about Women in Science in October. For example, along
with Jisc, we have supported an editathon focusing on women in science
which took place at the University of Oxford. As if to illustrate that the
ongoing campaign to encourage greater recognition of women in STEM, BBC
Radio 4′s Woman’s Hour show featured a discussion of this topic, featuring
our very own Daria Cybulska. UK readers of this blog can listen to the show
here <http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03cmt4n>. The section about Ada
Lovelace Day begins after around 7:45 of the recording.



Wiki Loves Monuments

   - September 2013 will always be the month the UK took part in Wiki Loves
   Monuments for the first time. The first few minutes of 1 September were
   nervous. Would everything work? Would we have long to wait for our first
   upload? What did the month ahead hold? Thirty days later we had 11,995
   photos from 573 people - great success!

   To ensure participants could ask questions, it was possible for them to
   comment on the Wiki Loves Monuments UK website, get in touch via Twitter or
   Facebook, or send an email which would be picked up through OTRS.


Microgrants

Information about microgrants that are currently running, and how to submit
a microgrant application of your own, are at
Microgrants/Applications<https://wikimedia.org.uk/wiki/Microgrants/Applications>
.

UK press coverage (and coverage of UK projects & activities)

   - Storming Wikipedia - Project tackles the site's 'women problem' -
   Huffington 
Post<http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/26/wikipedia-women-storming-female-editors_n_3817138.html>
   - Wikipedia photography competition comes to the UK -
Telegraph<http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/wikipedia/10285918/Wikipedia-photography-competition-comes-to-the-UK.html>


Blog posts this month

   - Spreading free knowledge on university campuses across the
UK<https://blog.wikimedia.org.uk/2013/09/spreading-free-knowledge-on-university-campuses-across-the-uk/>
(3
   September)
   - York Museums Trust recruiting a Wikimedian in
Residence<https://blog.wikimedia.org.uk/2013/09/york-museums-trust-recruiting-a-wikimedian-in-residence/>
(4
   September)
   - Your local heritage is open to the
public<https://blog.wikimedia.org.uk/2013/09/your-local-heritage-is-open-to-the-public/>
(6
   September)
   - The Royal Society recruiting a Wikimedian in
Residence<https://blog.wikimedia.org.uk/2013/09/the-royal-society-recruiting-a-wikimedian-in-residence/>
(12
   September)
   - Registration for EduWiki 2013 now
open<https://blog.wikimedia.org.uk/2013/09/registration-for-eduwiki-2013-now-open/>
(13
   September)
   - Recording the voices of
Wikipedia<https://blog.wikimedia.org.uk/2013/09/recording-the-voices-of-wikipedia/>
(16
   September)
   - Announcing a veterinary science
editathon<https://blog.wikimedia.org.uk/2013/09/announcing-a-veterinary-science-editathon/>
(17
   September)
   - Bringing Chester’s listed buildings onto
Wikipedia<https://blog.wikimedia.org.uk/2013/09/bringing-chesters-listed-buildings-onto-wikipedia/>
(26
   September)
   - Reflections on two years in
post<https://blog.wikimedia.org.uk/2013/09/reflections-on-two-years-in-post/>
(30
   September)


Events in September and October
September

   - *01–30* - Wiki Loves Monuments <http://www.wikilovesmonuments.org.uk/>
   - *07* - Wikipedia Takes
Chester<https://wikimedia.org.uk/wiki/Wikipedia_Takes_Chester> –
   photo contest in Chester
   - *07* - Leader training session for Ada Lovelace Festival of
Wikipedia<https://wikimedia.org.uk/wiki/Leader_training_session_for_Ada_Lovelace_Festival_of_Wikipedia>
   - *08* - London meetup <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Meetup/London/73>
   - *08* - Oxford meetup <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Meetup/Oxford/8>
   - *14* - Board meeting <https://wikimedia.org.uk/wiki/Agenda_14Sep13>
    (London)
   - *15* - First Newcastle
meetup<https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Meetup/Newcastle/1>
   - *21* - Liverpool
meetup<https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Meetup/Liverpool/9>
   - *28* - Wikidata training<https://wikimedia.org.uk/wiki/Wikidata_training>

[edit<https://wikimedia.org.uk/w/index.php?title=Reports/2013/September&action=edit&section=14>
]October

   - *03* - Ada Lovelace Festival of Wikipedia
workshop<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:WikiProject_Women%27s_History/Ada_Lovelace_Festival_of_Wikipedia_workshop>,
   London & Edinburgh
   - *04* - Harnessing the Energy WES Conference
2013<http://www.wes.org.uk/energy#Programme> -
   Wikimedia UK present to talk about engaging with Wikipedia
   - *05* - Ada Lovelace Festival of Wikipedia
workshop<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:WikiProject_Women%27s_History/Ada_Lovelace_Festival_of_Wikipedia_workshop>,
   Southampton
   - *05* - First Leeds meetup<https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Meetup/Leeds/1>
   - *09* - GLAM working group meeting
   - *11–12* - OpenGLAM conference <http://openglam2013.pl/home/english>,
   Poland. Wikimedia UK represented by Daria Cybulska to promote chapter's
   GLAM work
   - *11* - Presentation to the Office of National Statistics at the
   Department of
Education<https://wikimedia.org.uk/wiki/ONS_Presentation_London>,
   London
   - *11* - Medical Research Council Women in Science
event<https://wikimedia.org.uk/wiki/MRC,_Royal_Society,_Wikimedia_UK_Women_in_Science_Wikipedia_edit-a-thons>,
   London
   - *13* - London meetup <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Meetup/London/74>
   - *13* - Oxford meetup <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Meetup/Oxford/9>
   - *14* - Wikipedia training for the Office of National
Statistics<https://wikimedia.org.uk/wiki/ONS_Training,_Newport>
   - *15* - Using Wikimedia to link research impact and open
education<https://wikimedia.org.uk/wiki/Expert_outreach/Jisc_Ambassador/Research_impact_and_open_education>
-
   workshop for staff in Oxford University
   - *15* - Women in Science Oxford Editathon: Ada Lovelace Day
2013<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:WikiProject_University_of_Oxford/AdaLovelaceDay2013>,
   Oxford University
   - *17* - Ada Lovelace Day London 2013 Conway
Hall<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/wikipedia:WikiProject_Women%27s_History/Ada_Lovelace_Day_London_2013_Conway_Hall>
   - *19* - editathon - Bloomsbury
Festival<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:WikiProject_Literature/Bloomsbury_Group_editathon>
-
   London
   - *19* - Trowel Blazers: Women in archaeology, palaeontology and
geology<https://wikimedia.org.uk/wiki/Trowel_Blazers_event> -
   Natural History Museum - London
   - *19* - editathon - National Railway
Museum<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:WikiProject_Railways/National_Railway_Museum_editathon>
-
   York
   - *20* - Manchester
meetup<https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Meetup/Manchester/20>
   - *22* - Breast Cancer Care editing
session<https://wikimedia.org.uk/wiki/Breast_Cancer_Care_editing_session>
-
   London
   - *25–27* - Joint MozFest
session<https://wikimedia.org.uk/wiki/Joint_Mozfest_proposal>
   - *26* - Wikimedia 'pitch' at Library Camp
Glasgow<https://wikimedia.org.uk/wiki/Library_Camp_Glasgow_2013>,
   Mitchell Library
   - *26* - Trevor Johnson hosting a stand for WikiProject RISC
OS<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/en:Wikipedia:WikiProject_RISC_OS>
    at RISC OS London show<http://www.riscoslondonshow.co.uk/exhibitors.php>
   - *27* - Manchester Girl Geeks Wikipedia editing
workshop<https://wikimedia.org.uk/wiki/Wikimedia_Girl_Geek_Dinner/Manchester_October_2013>
to
   link with the Manchester Science Festival
   - *27* - Edinburgh
meetup<https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Meetup/Edinburgh_4>
   - *28* - Kingston University Women in Science
event<https://wikimedia.org.uk/wiki/Kingston_University_Women_in_Science_event>
   - *30* - Martin Poulter taking part in Jisc Digital Media
webinar<http://www.jiscdigitalmedia.ac.uk/blog/entry/jisc-digital-media-webinar-for-october-finding-and-using-audio-and-video-re>
on
   "Finding and Using Audio and Video Resources"

For events in November 2013 and onwards, please see
Events<https://wikimedia.org.uk/wiki/Events>
.

Administrative activities
Board activities

On Saturday 14th September there was a board meeting in London. Minutes
from the meeting are available
online<https://wikimedia.org.uk/wiki/Minutes_14Sep13>
.

News from the Chief Exec *For information on Jon's activities this month,
see News from the Office
<https://wikimedia.org.uk/wiki/News_from_the_Office/Posts>.*



Communications

Please see the above links to relevant press coverage received in September
and blog posts published during the same period.

If you're interested in getting more involved with our communications or
have any questions or comments, please email Stevie Benton –
stevie.ben...@wikimedia.org.uk

Fundraising and Membership Fundraising

This month, we received £1,164.50 in one-off donations, with 5 individual
donations, one of which was for £1000. Removing that donation from
consideration the average donation amount was £32.90 - 40% of these donors
have had Gift Aid Declarations made and matched with their records. If
anyone would like a full (but anonymised) csv file with more information,
please get in touch with katherine.bavage[image: at]wikimedia.org.uk and
let her know your requirements.

There were 4,786 successful direct debits this month, bringing in a total
of £18,834.77
Membership

Up to 30th September 2013:

   - 193 new (membership commenced in preceding three months) and current
   members - with 9 new join-ups in September
   - 32 'grace' members (membership within six months after date membership
   should be renewed)

This adds up to 225 members who were eligible to vote

-- 

Stevie Benton
Communications Organiser
Wikimedia UK+44 (0) 20 7065 0993 / +44 (0) 7803 505 173
@StevieBenton

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