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WW1 and Dissent at Library of Birmingham 22nd Nov 2014

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Library of Birmingham is hosting an editathon on Saturday 22nd November 2014 noon to 5pm, to improve Wikipedia articles about WW1 and Dissent. This free public event is part of a program of events on WW1 and dissent, including other events in London and elsewhere. Please do register to join us!

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Location: The editathon itself is taking place in Library of Birmingham, Birmingham -(map)

Disability access

We are happy to make a hearing loop available if requested in advance.

The venue is wheelchair accessible, Car parking for blue badge holders - 2 spaces at the rear of the Library on Cambridge Street.

Time: The event will take place from noon, with refreshments. 

Cost: Free

Wikimedia UK is holding this event in partnership with Voices of War and Peace, a First World War Engagement Centre funded by the Arts & Humanities Council

The event will focus on editing Wikipedia pages about WW1 and dissent - Peace attempts, Conscientious objectors, neutrality


Draft Agenda:

We will have a Wikipedia trainer on hand for those who need basic wiki training, then work directly on Wikipedia, with experienced Wikipedians and people from Voices of War and Peace: the Great War and its legacy on hand.

How to prepare:



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November 22nd, 2014 12:00 PM   to   5:00 PM
Library of Birmingham
Centenary Square
Broad St
Birmingham, WMD
B1 2ND
United Kingdom

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