What you'll do
Journalist and author Sophia Smith Galer is on a mission to improve information about sexual and reproductive health on the internet.
Join Sophia and Wellcome digital editor Alice White at a Wikipedia edit-a-thon where you’ll be able to make your own contributions to Wikipedia pages about sexual health. They will introduce you to wiki editing, the wiki community and Wikipedia dos-and-don’ts. Then you’ll be invited to edit whatever you choose within the remit of sexual health content. We’ll also highlight relevant material in our historical collections (much of which is digitised) that might be useful for improving the articles you’re editing.
Whether you want to learn new web-editing skills, or to improve the quality of health content on the web, everyone is welcome, from complete novices, to subject specialists in health and history, to experienced editors. You don't need any special computer or literary skills to attend this workshop, and you're welcome to edit Wikipedia pages that are in other languages besides English.
Please bring your own laptop or personal device with you to the workshop, however, if you don't have access to a device, let us know in advance. It's useful to have a Wikipedia account for editing, so it's worth creating an account before the workshop if you can.
A free lunch, with vegetarian options, will be provided, but please let us know in advance if you have any other dietary requirements.
This workshop is for participants aged 16 and over and there may be some discussion about some challenging subjects such as abortion and sexual health.