POSTPONED!! Women in Engineering - A WES Wikithon

28th March 2020

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Unfortunately, due to the current situation with COVID19, we have decided to postpone the event until later in the year. 

Once a new date has been decided, we will make this public & change the Eventbrite page accordingly.

Join the Women’s Engineering Society and Wikimedian Doug Taylor at Northumbria University to edit and add information about historical women engineers to Wikipedia. Training and historical resources (including suggested women engineers) will be provided.


Northumbria University, Computer Information Sciences Building, Ellison Place, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 8ST

DATE:  28th MARCH 2020

TIME: 11.00-15.00


We can help you to develop your digital skills and learn how to edit Wikipedia in order to harness the power of the web. Complete beginners and experienced editors are both welcome to attend - we'll provide training for anyone new to editing.

WARNING: Editing Wikipedia can become addictive... and it's FREE!

The Women’s Engineering Society (WES) is celebrated centenary year in 2019 – one hundred years of women forging careers in the field of engineering. We have created an ever growing WES Centenary Trail Map that uses Wikipedia and Wikidata pages to illustrate the number and variety of women who have left a legacy of achievement in the field of engineering . By creating and improving the Wikipedia entries of inspirational historical women engineers you can help to really put them on the map!

Don’t worry if the idea of creating a whole new page sounds daunting. Some of the most valuable work is done by people adding new information and improving data. On the day we will also be demonstrating how working with Wikidata can make women’s history more searchable and accessible.

Take a look at @WESCentenary on Twitter or @wes_centenary on Instagram to learn more about some of the brilliant women engineers who don’t have a Wikipedia page … yet.

The WES Centenary Trail is funded by a grant from the National Lottery Heritage Fund .