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Reading Wikimedia Meetup Number 2[edit]

Date and time: Sunday 18th November 1.00 pm onwards[edit]

Location: Copa, 76-78 Kings Road, Reading, Berkshire RG1 3BJ.[edit]


Add your name to this list if you can make it to our second meeting. Note that people of all ages and all Wikimedia projects are welcome!

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

  1. Yes. Philafrenzy (talk) 21:44, 23 September 2012 (UTC)[reply]
  2. Yes --Redrose64 (talk; at English Wikipedia) 11:46, 24 September 2012 (UTC)[reply]
  3. Yes --MK 22:36, 7 November 2012 (UTC)[reply]
  4. Yes --Raphaelbm (talk) 20:44, 10 November 2012 (UTC)[reply]
  5. Yes -- John of Reading (talk) 22:07, 14 November 2012 (UTC) I'm sorry, it turns out that I can't manage this today. -- John of Reading (talk) 11:45, 18 November 2012 (UTC)[reply]
  6. Found it in the end! Best, —MistyMorn (talk) 23:07, 18 November 2012 (UTC)[reply]


Informal chitchat with no set agenda.

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

  • WikiProject Berkshire seems an obvious one.
  • Historic monuments/notable people of Reading/Berkshire.
  • Non Berkshire topics.

About the meet up[edit]

Copa, Reading.

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.

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.


Location of Copa, Reading.

Copa, 76-78 Kings Road, Reading RG1 3BJ.

Copa host a number of similar events including Sceptics in the Pub and Reading Girl Geeks. Wifi and food are available. This is a Greene King pub. It's bigger than it looks!

How to spot us[edit]

It's easy to find us, look for anyone with a laptop out or a Wikipedia lapel badge or similar. We plan on being as close to the entrance as possible but may be at the back or on the terrace if the pub is crowded. There is a downstairs bar but we don't plan to meet there as we want people to be able to find us easily.

Getting there[edit]

First Great Western operate services between London and south Wales, west and south-west England to Reading railway station. Services between London-Paddington and Reading usually only take around 25 minutes (look for the high-speed trains). South West Trains operate services between London-Waterloo and Reading, ideal for those in south-west Greater London and east Berkshire. Cross Country services reach Reading from Hampshire and Dorset in the south, and the Midlands and Manchester from the North.

Kings Road is close to Reading town centre and a five or ten minute walk from the station. The pub is on the south side of the road just past the Christian Science Reading Room.