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Oxford Wikimedia Meetup Number 83[edit]

Date and time: Sunday 16 October 2022. ~1.00 pm onwards.[edit]

Location: The Four Candles, 51 George Street, Oxford, OX1 2BE.[edit]


Add your name to this list – by adding the line

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(a hash and four tildes) – if you can make it to our eighty-third meeting. Note that people of all ages and all Wikimedia projects are welcome, even if you've not yet made your first edit!

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

  1. Medarduss (talk; at English Wikipedia) Medarduss (talk) 18:08, 23 September 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  2. Hopefully. Thryduulf (talk: meta · en.wp · wikidata) 12:59, 25 September 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  3. Mvolz (talk) 11:01, 28 September 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  4. Will try and make this. Thanks for organising! the wub "?!" 22:37, 28 September 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  5. I may be able to drop in.Rodw (talk) 10:57, 3 October 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  6. I'll be there. Doug.
  7. I'll try and come, but not sure if I'll have time yet. Gazamp (talk) 10:25, 11 October 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  8. --Redrose64 (talk; at English Wikipedia) 22:30, 13 October 2022 (UTC)[reply]


  1. I'd like to attend one of these, but I'm otherwise engaged on 16th. Maproom (talk) 16:14, 30 September 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  2. Interested in attending one of these in future, but busy on the 16th. Joseph2302 (talk) 08:37, 6 October 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  3. Would love to give advice about checking and re-checking wikidata and every other languages for sources including borrowable books {{cite Q}}able, but I've heard bits of Oxford are to rowdy for me on a Sunday, a 180 minute round car trip is unjustifiable, and I'd not get past Didcot taking photo's of green engines for the competition! -- User:Djm-leighpark(a)talk 10:57, 15 October 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  4. Is there a planned meet for November? Rich Farmbrough 15:30 30 October 2022 (GMT).


I (Medarduss!) am a relatively new Wikipedia editor and have not been to a Wikimedia meetup so thought I would create one and see if people are interested. It would be nice to meet some other editors! I will ping users that I think might be interested based on attendance pre-COVID. Sorry If I pinged you and you are not interested!
@Rodw, @Redrose64, @Mvolz, @RexxS, @Alex Noble, @Thryduulf, @User:Iridescent.

About the meet up[edit]

The Four Candles, Oxford.

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.


The Four Candles is a Wetherspoons pub (Coordinates: 51.7534°, -1.2620°), the name based on the memorable Two Ronnies comic sketch Four Candles. Wifi and food are available.

Getting there[edit]

Travel disruption[edit]

In the morning some streets will be closed due to the Oxford Half Marathon. Roads are supposed to re-open "from 11am" so hopefully most disruption will be cleared up by the time you travel, but worth noting if you are arriving by bus or car you may wish to plan your travel for later than normal. Some local roads may be closed as late as 13:30, 14:30, or 18:00.

Transport options[edit]

Location of The Four Candles, Oxford

George Street is in the centre of Oxford not far from the station and very close to the bus station and (for millionaires) the Worcester Street car park.

The nearest railway station is Oxford (10 minutes walk) with frequent services from various places including: Banbury; Birmingham New Street; Didcot; London Marylebone; London Paddington; Oxford Parkway; Reading; Southampton Central; and Worcester Shrub Hill. Didcot is served by trains from various places including: Bristol Temple Meads; and Swindon.

Express coach services also run from Victoria and other points in London to central Oxford, on the "Oxford Tube". Stay on the coach all the way to Gloucester Green, it's just across the road from The Four Candles, which you can see out of the right-hand side of the coach just as it turns into Chain Alley/Gloucester Green.

There are Park-and-Ride car parks at points around the Oxford Ring Road, served by buses along main roads into the centre, on routes 300 (Redbridge - City Centre - Pear Tree) and 400 (Seacourt Oxford railway station - City Centre - Thornhill). The nearest stops are:

  • A5 on George Street (Route 300 inwards from Pear Tree and outwards to Redbridge), which is almost outside the front door
  • B1 on George Street (Route 300 inwards from Redbridge and outwards to Pear Tree), which is right opposite
  • D1 on Park End Street (Route 400 inwards from Seacourt Oxford railway station, outwards to Thornhill)
  • D5 on Park End Street (Route 400 inwards from Thornhill, outwards to Seacourt Oxford railway station)
  • E5 on Castle Street (Route 400 inwards from Thornhill, outwards to Seacourt Oxford railway station)
  • M3 on Castle Street (Route 400 inwards from Seacourt Oxford railway station, outwards to Thornhill)

Stop B1 is also served by buses from Oxford railway station: route 7 from stop R5; routes 14/14A from stop R4. The same routes operate back to the railway station from stop A5.

Reconstruction of the bridge at the south end of Oxford railway station means that the eastern end of Botley Road is closed for six months from 11 April 2023. As a result, bus route 400 is running as a split service: Seacourt – Osney Island; and Oxford railway station (stop R1) – City Centre – Thornhill.

On Sundays there is car-parking from £5 in some streets about 1 mile from the centre (e.g. Norham Gardens), and for few pounds more, a little further in. You may need to hunt for a space. Car-parking in town is almost prohibitive for any significant length of time.