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London Wikimedia Meetup Number 52[edit]

Date and time: Sunday 11th December 2011 — 13:00 onwards[edit]

Location: Penderel's Oak Pub, Holborn, London WC1[edit]

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Attendees[edit]

Add your name to this list if you can make it to our fifty-second meeting. Note that people of all ages and all Wikimedia projects are welcome!

Please also invite any London Wikimedia people you know (or have had wiki dealings with) – spread the word!

  • James F. (talk) 18:24, 13 November 2011 (UTC)
  • Nicholas Shanks — Looking for PGP key signatures
  • Gordo
  • phoebe | talk 19:32, 23 November 2011 (UTC). In town for a quick visit, looking forward to seeing everyone :)
  • user:geniGeni 05:10, 26 November 2011 (UTC)
  • Hopefully, but it's nice meeting some new people. Minimac 05:37, 4 December 2011 (UTC)
  • RHaworth 14:17, 8 December 2011 (UTC)
  • Thryduulf (en.wikt,en.wp,commons) missed a few months, be nice to meet up again.
  • Natkabrown 10:21, 10 December 2011 (UTC) I might come late :)
  • Johnbod 15:19, 10 December 2011 (UTC) - sorry, had a cold
  • Philafrenzy 20:36, 10 December 2011 (UTC)
  • Leutha 22:06, 10 December 2011 (UTC)
  • EdSaperia 09:54, 11 December 2011 (UTC) wow, editing on your mobile is hard -.-

Agenda[edit]

Informal chitchat with no set agenda. We usually have some experienced users and some laptops around so if you want a ten minute lesson in creating tables doing history merges or you just have a question on copyright this is a good venue (but please don't start discussions on copyright until enough people have arrived for a non-copyright conversation to run in parallel).

If you have some ideas for discussion topics, please put them below.

Travel Notes for December[edit]

Farringdon will be closed (it is closed most Sundays at the moment).

About the meetup[edit]

The Penderel's Oak in Holborn
Location of The Penderel's Oak

London meetups are generally casual social events where we...

  • Drink coffee, beer, tea and some of us have Sunday lunch.
  • Chat about Wikipedia or any other topics we fancy.

You can expect to meet some very keen Wikimedians, however this is also an open invite for anyone interested in finding out more about Wikipedia and other Wikimedia projects such as Wikimedia Commons, Wikiversity and WikiSource.

The pub is quite quiet and family friendly on a Sunday lunchtime, so younger Wikimedians will also feel welcome and safe. Alcohol consumption is not compulsory!

Location: Penderel's Oak[edit]

The Penderel's Oak is a Wetherspoons pub in Holborn.
Address: 283-288 High Holborn, London, WC1V 7HP (OSM) (GMap)

It's easy to find us – we're usually the crowd with several laptops on the large tables straight ahead of you when you enter the pub. If not, then look for a tabletop Wikimedia UK banner and laptops with Wikipedia stickers on them.

Getting there[edit]

 
Central line
 
Chancery Lane 0.2 miles
Central line
Piccadilly line
Holborn
Circle line
Hammersmith & City line
Metropolitan line
Farringdon 0.5 miles

The Penderel's Oak is between Holborn tube station and Chancery Lane tube station. Farringdon tube station is not too far, nor is City Thameslink (0.6 miles), albeit this station is closed on Sundays. The pub is also within walking distance of Waterloo railway station (1.3 miles) and St Pancras railway station (1.2 miles).

Several bus routes also go directly to Holborn station; if travelling from Waterloo, it is quicker to travel by bus than by tube.

Bike hire (TfL scheme) is in Red Lion Street, just opposite the pub.

Visit the TfL Journey Planner for more information about your fastest route.

Back-up plan[edit]

In the rare event of a kitchen closure or another problem at the Penderel's Oak, the meetup will be relocated to the Shakespeare's Head – another Wetherspoons pub located nearby. To get there from the Penderel's Oak, when exiting onto the street turn left, then when walking past Holborn tube station turn left again down Kingsway, and after a short walk the pub will be found on the left-hand side.

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