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"London" Wikimedia Meetup Number 163[edit]

NOTE - This meetup will be virtual due to the Coronavirus pandemic

Date and time: Sunday 10 January 2021 13:00—18:00
(join at any time you can, no need to stay for the whole afternoon)

Location: Online
We will use Zoom video chat, the link is below. the wub will host.



A social gathering for Wikimedia/Wikipedia enthusiasts. You can expect to meet some very keen Wikimedians, and complete newbies are also welcome, as is anyone interested in finding out more about Wikipedia and other Wikimedia projects.

Although this meetup is a continuation of the regular "London" pub gatherings, going virtual means that geography is no longer a constraint so do feel free to join from anywhere you may be, in the UK or elsewhere!

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

Zoom link[edit]

@GhostInTheMachine, Joseph2302, Johnbod, Rodw, ClemRutter, RexxS, Serendipodous, Arbil44, TrottieTrue, Araumo, Pi, Leutha, Zindor, Dreamy Jazz, Femkemilene, Quizzicalmind159, Lajmmoore, and Djm-leighpark:

Here's the zoom link (same as last month): https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84805566882?pwd=aGRmZTN5UTNmdmVuWnNOSk11L2ZsZz09

And if using the app: Meeting ID: 848 0556 6882 Passcode: 592828

-- the wub "?!" 11:59, 10 January 2021 (UTC) the wub It says that meeting has expired on 13 december 2020, BTW how come you can get more than 2 people on Zoom for longer than 40 mins?Reply[reply]

Suggested topics[edit]

  • This will be just a few days before Wikipedia's 20th birthday, so let's reflect and celebrate!
  • I'll have a little quiz on Wikipedia history and trivia, with barnstars to be won. the wub "?!" 23:11, 27 December 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Attending[edit]

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May be attending[edit]

Interested but not attending[edit]

  • Sorry completely occupied with a new puppy. Mccapra (talk) 17:24, 9 January 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    • @Mccapra: That sounds like an excellent reason. I hope we can get an introduction at a future meetup! the wub "?!" 12:00, 10 January 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

About the meetup[edit]

The Penderel's Oak in Holborn
Map
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
Holborn
Circle line
Elizabeth line
Hammersmith & City line
Metropolitan line
Farringdon 0.5 miles

(800 m)

Circle line
District line
Temple

The Penderel's Oak is between Holborn tube station and Chancery Lane tube station. Farringdon tube and Thameslink station and Temple tube station are not too far. 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.