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London Wikimedia Meetup Number 105[edit]

Date and time: Sunday 8th May 2016 — 13:00 onwards[edit]

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


Add your name to this list if you can make it to our 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!

  • WereSpielChequers (talk) 22:11, 21 March 2016 (UTC) Sorry can't make this one.
  • Gordo (talk) 11:53, 10 April 2016 (UTC)
  • Edwardx (talk) 18:40, 13 April 2016 (UTC)
  • Leutha (talk) 07:32, 18 April 2016 (UTC)
  • User:Seeplain I'm new to this. Yesterday (Sun 17.4.16) I drove from Devon to Oxford to join a meeting of Wikipedians at the Four Candles. No-one turned up. What happened? Why is there no forum or email system so we can learn if a meeting is cancelled, or how do we communicate with each other, or maybe communication is not your thing ..? Seeplain (talk) 17:35, 18 April 2016 (UTC)
    communication isn't great. Generally if there are less than 4 people signed up a few days before and event I'm planning to attend I'll go through and contact people individually on their talk pages to check if they are going or not.Geni (talk) 02:04, 1 May 2016 (UTC)
    London is a very established group. We usually meet towards the main front entrance. I sometimes cancel at the last minute, but try to update this page. Gordo (talk) 09:52, 1 May 2016 (UTC)
    Oxford is an established group too, and I've been to every single one of them. None have been cancelled. Please see the thread at Talk:Meetup/Oxford/38#Not found. --Redrose64 (talk; at English Wikipedia) 10:27, 1 May 2016 (UTC)
    Peak time is usually between 2 and 3pm and the last few meetings have all had more than a dozen attendees. But it may not get going bang on 1pm. WereSpielChequers (talk) 18:47, 7 May 2016 (UTC)
  • ClemRutter (talk) 21:03, 3 May 2016 (UTC)
  • Thryduulf (talk: meta · en.wp · wikidata) 01:13, 5 May 2016 (UTC)
  • Andrew D. (talk) 13:37, 6 May 2016 (UTC)
  • Johnbod (talk) 11:42, 8 May 2016 (UTC)
  • Setting off now, will be there in about 2 hours. --Redrose64 (talk; at English Wikipedia) 12:34, 8 May 2016 (UTC)

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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 brunch. Sunday roasts are no longer offered but they do a reasonable pizza now and have a range of other snacks and dishes.
  • Welcome guests from around the world and other groups which meet there
  • Chat about Wikimedia or any other topics
  • Experienced Wikimedians help out new editors and share experiences about anything from copyright to editing tools.

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.

New and prospective editors are also very welcome.

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!

Disabled access[edit]

The pub has an accessible loo on the ground floor. There are some sections of the pub that are only accessible by steps, but we always meet in the main step free section, usually opposite the main doors.

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. Wikimania Tshirts can also be a good clue.

Getting there[edit]

Central line
Chancery Lane 0.2 miles

(350 m)

Central line
Piccadilly line
Circle line
Hammersmith & City line
Metropolitan line
Farringdon 0.5 miles

(800 m)

The Penderel's Oak is between Holborn tube station and Chancery Lane tube station. Farringdon tube and Thameslink station is not too far, nor is City Thameslink (0.6 miles; 950m), albeit this station is closed on Sundays. The pub is also within walking distance of Waterloo railway station (1.3 miles; 2 km), St Pancras railway station (1.2 miles; 1.9 km) and Kings Cross.

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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