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Sexing Up the Internet

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  • Workshop
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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.



Need to know


We’ll be in the Wellcome Kitchen, which you can find by taking the stairs or the lift to level 2.

Place not guaranteed

Booking a ticket for a free event does not guarantee you a place. You should aim to arrive 15 minutes before the event is scheduled to start to claim your place. If you do not arrive on time, your place may be given to someone on the waiting list.

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About your contributors

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Sophia Smith Galer


Sophia is a multi-award-winning journalist, author and content creator with more than 140 million views on TikTok. She reports on the intersections between tech, health and gender, and her first book, ‘Losing It: Dispelling the sex myths that rule our lives’, was published in 2022 by HarperCollins. Sophia also set up Body Atlas, a project to improve global access to information about sexual and reproductive health on Wikipedia.

Alice White


Alice is a digital editor and Wikimedian for Wellcome Collection. Before joining Wellcome, she researched frogs, moustaches, psychiatry in World War II, and British science-fiction fans.

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Anne Philpott


Anne founded The Pleasure Project in 2004 out of frustration and shock that the world of sexual health was obsessed with all the negative consequences of sex. The Pleasure Project is the world’s leading organisation "putting the sexy into safer sex" through groundbreaking global research, provocative advocacy, and the Pleasure Principles, which guide you to a sex-positive approach to sexual health.