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London Wikimedia Meetup Number 59[edit]

Date and time: Sunday 8th July 2012 — 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 fifty-ninth 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!

  1. WereSpielChequers (talk) 22:32, 4 June 2012 (UTC)[reply]
  2. Probably. CT Cooper · talk 01:03, 5 June 2012 (UTC)[reply]
  3. Possibly. Thryduulf (en.wikt,en.wp,commons) 23:16, 9 June 2012 (UTC)[reply]
  4. Possibly. Freedom1968 21:12 16 June 2012 (UTC)
  5. Possibly. the wub "?!" 11:55, 21 June 2012 (UTC)[reply]
  6. For sure, but with 100% confidence of being late! Gordo (talk) 09:17, 1 July 2012 (UTC)[reply]
  7. Maybe AnkhMorpork (talk) 22:08, 25 June 2012 (UTC)[reply]
  8. Plan to Irondome (talk) 07:27, 26 June 2012 (UTC)[reply]
  9. Maybe I'll possibly plan to. At least I hope so! Leutha (talk)
  10. Maybe! But I'm moving house this day... Chase me ladies, I'm the Cavalry (talk) 14:28, 29 June 2012 (UTC)[reply]
  11. Maybe.. Will be on my way to DC.. so would be an interesting one. Rich Farmbrough 13:24 30 June 2012 (GMT).
    I made it but looks like this one closed early? No folk with ferrets or laptops. Off to Heathrow doss-house ftw. Rich Farmbrough 18:36 8 July 2012 (GMT).
    Oh no! We moved to the back because we couldn't hear each other speak, as the staff insisted on keeping the front doors open, despite the heavy traffic and the rain. This may have been reason you thought nobody was there - there was at least four of us around when I left at 18:20 to catch the train. CT Cooper · talk 23:08, 8 July 2012 (UTC)[reply]
  12. I hope to come. Natkabrown (talk) 17:49, 1 July 2012 (UTC)[reply]
  13. Probably. I at least plan to be there. - AdamBMorgan (talk) 12:06, 2 July 2012 (UTC)[reply]
  14. I'll try, haven't been in years, hope everyone's alright Tpbradbury (talk) 15:12, 3 July 2012 (UTC)[reply]


Informal chitchat with no set agenda.

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

  • Where is James F?
    • He's in America!
    • That's what he said!!!
    • How many more regulars are the Foundation going to take hire?
    • Who's side is he on? Is he a double agent?
  • Wikimania 2014?
  • Training the Trainers

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, Wikidata, 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 (OpenStreetMap) (Google Maps)

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/Wikipedia poster and laptops with Wikipedia stickers on them. Wikimania t-shirts 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

Elizabeth line

Farringdon 0.5 miles

(800 m)

Circle line

District line


The Penderel's Oak is between Holborn tube station and Chancery Lane tube station. Farringdon 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.