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Wikimedia UK's 4th Birthday![edit]

London Wikimedia Meetup Number 63[edit]

Date and time: Sunday 11th November 2012 — 13:00 onwards[edit]

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

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Add your name to this list if you can make it to our sixty-third 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) 15:31, 5 September 2012 (UTC)
  2. Probably. CT Cooper · talk 18:31, 14 September 2012 (UTC)
  3. Gordo (talk) 12:15, 18 September 2012 (UTC)
  4. Maybe; depends if I have the energy after a friend's birthday party the previous day. — OwenBlacker (Talk) 10:29, 12 October 2012 (UTC)
  5. Yes please :) Mrjohncummings (talk) 11:59, 17 October 2012 (UTC)
  6. Visiting Londom from Australia. I hope to be present. Bduke (talk) 07:36, 20 October 2012 (UTC)
  7. I am coming! I hope that other WikiTranslators will come as well :) Natkabrown (talk) 10:47, 21 October 2012 (UTC)
  8. KTC (talk)
  9. the wub "?!" 14:39, 2 November 2012 (UTC)
  10. Most likely. Merlaysamuel (talk) 17:43, 2 November 2012 (UTC)
  11. Most definitely. Edwardx (talk) 10:17, 3 November 2012 (UTC)
  12. Johnbod (talk) 20:46, 4 November 2012 (UTC)
  13. Hope so! Weekend looking complicated PatHadley (talk) 19:17, 5 November 2012 (UTC)
  14. yup.Geni (talk) 17:44, 10 November 2012 (UTC)
  15. HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 07:57, 11 November 2012 (UTC)


Informal chat with no set agenda.

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

Wikimedia UK Birthday[edit]

The Wikimedia UK 4th anniversary celebration, which will take place during this meet up. There will be cakes and ale!

Beer Festival[edit]

This is the last day of the Wetherspoons Beer Festival.

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 not available any more).
  • Welcome wikiguests from around the world
  • Chat about Wikimedia or any other topics we fancy.
  • Experienced Wikimedians help out new editors or answer each others queries on anything from copyright to AWB.

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 newish 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.

Getting there[edit]

Central line
Chancery Lane 0.2 miles
Central line
Piccadilly line
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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