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London Wikimedia Meetup Number 178[edit]

Date and time: Sunday 13 March 2022 — 13:00 onwards
(join at any time you can, no need to stay for the whole afternoon)
Location: Penderel's Oak Pub, Holborn, London WC1

A social gathering for Wikimedia enthusiasts, where we...

  • Drink coffee and/or beer and some of us have Sunday lunch.
  • Chat about Wikipedia and any other topics we fancy.
  • Exchange books, maps and other source materials.

Mainly a casual social event. You can expect to meet some very keen Wikipedians; however, this is also an open invitation to anyone interested in finding out more about Wikipedia, other Wikimedia projects, projects re-using Wikipedia, and other collaborative wiki projects. Feel free to come along and raise these discussions over a beer. Alcohol consumption is optional.

People of all ages and all Wikimedia projects are welcome. Complete newbies also welcome!

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


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May be attending[edit]

Interested but not attending[edit]

  • Maybe one day, but I'm more than a day away from London for most of the year + Sundays are usually busy with singing. If there was a meetup more local to me I might be able to make it. If I have the time I might arrange one local to me, but I'm not sure how well attended it would be tbh. Dreamy Jazz talk to me | enwiki 00:49, 21 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]
    @Dreamy Jazz what sort of locations would be easier for you? Thryduulf (talk: meta · en.wp · wikidata) 23:14, 24 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]
    North East Scotland for most of the year, and preferably Aberdeen. Dreamy Jazz talk to me | enwiki 23:24, 24 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]
    I might have a think about where a meetup could happen, but this is likely to be some internet cafe somewhere in central Aberdeen for ease of access for everyone. Dreamy Jazz talk to me | enwiki 23:38, 24 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]
    From experience, the best venues tend to be those that are easily and simply accessible by public transport, flexible with seating layouts (they don't mind chairs/tables being moved), not too busy (so there is room for the group to expand if needed), where ambient noise levels permit easy conversation (a venue where people gather to watch sports on big screens will not work), and where staff are happy for a group of varying size to sit around for a few hours where not everybody is purchasing something and where they don't expect a single bill per table. Ideally the venue would welcome children, serve food (think town centre cafe rather than gastropub) and alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks at reasonable prices. That probably sounds like a lot, but it's not a rigid list more a loose guide. I've never been to Aberdeen so can't help with anything specific, but I've been known to make going to a Wikimeet an excuse to travel before. Thryduulf (talk: meta · en.wp · wikidata) 00:40, 25 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]
    Might be easier to compromise a bit and try Edinburgh? Easy enough to get to from Aberdeen, London and Greater Manchester. It's technically possible to do a day trip from London, just about. Ritchie333 (talk) 19:02, 11 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  • Thryduulf (talk: meta · en.wp · wikidata) 11:44, 10 February 2022 (UTC) Sorry I didn't make it but I was ill :(. Thryduulf (talk: meta · en.wp · wikidata) 16:01, 13 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]