Wikithon: 'Old' and 'New' Loughborough

An upcoming event at the Being Human Festival, organised by Dr Sara Read, Dr Catie Gill, and Dr Lise Jaillant, sets to invite Loughborough locals to connect with their past and neglected figures of the town’s history.

The Wikipedia edit-a-thon, taking place online on the 14th of November from 12:00 – 17:00, will showcase the importance of Wikipedia as a digital resource. Participants will learn about the Open Access movement and all about how to edit a Wikipedia entry. In the second part of the event, participants will be invited to produce a new page for Wikipedia about a figure associated with Loughborough. The session will focus in particular on neglected women in Loughborough’s history.

For more information on the event, please follow this link.

To book tickets for the event, please follow this link.