The image shows Ginette Leach with her typewriter at Greenham Common Women’s Peace Camp.

Let’s get more information about the Greenham Common Women’s Peace Camp onto Wikipedia!

Join us in March as we learn how to edit pages on Wikipedia

With well over 6 million articles, English Wikipedia is hugely influential and a great way to widen access to knowledge. However, Wikipedia is heavily weighted towards men, with just 18.44% of biographies on English Wikipedia dedicated to women and only 9% of contributors identifying as female.

In this friendly and practical workshop we will expand the presence of Greenham on Wikipedia, including adding information on the different gates and the songbook.

No previous experience of editing Wikipedia is required – come to learn.

This is part of a series of events marking the 40th anniversary of the start of the peace camp at Greenham, made possible by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Taster Session: Wednesday 9th March, 7.15pm – 8.15pm (1hour)

An opportunity for people interested in the course to find out more about what’s involved and meet the trainer (Lucy Moore)

Session 1: Saturday 19th March, 1.30pm – 4.30pm (3 hours)

Introduction to Wikipedia including basic rules such as neutrality and referencing, discussion of existing content & discuss who might want to work on what.

How to edit & build a page: using your personal draft space, what content to include, adding references, what headings might be useful.

Session 2: Saturday 26th March, 1.30pm – 4.30pm (3 hours)

Making drafts live! Adding additional Wikipedia indexes such as categories. Embedding pages into others around the WikiSphere!

To take part in the Wikithon, email [email protected]