Gordon Joly | 1 Nov 08:54 2010
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Re: Person of the year

On 31/10/2010 12:34, Charles Matthews wrote:
> On 31/10/2010 09:39, geni wrote:
>> On 28 October 2010 20:59, Andrew Turvey<andrewrturvey <at> gmail.com>   wrote:
>>> Are there any open source people we can promote as a person of the year?
>>>
>> Open data might have a better shot. Some of the people behind OS
>> OpenData for example.
>>
> Agree with the theme. See Nigel Shadbolt on WP, for example.
>
> Charles
>
>
>

Indeed, Shadbolt is a good candidate for an award. Here is his CV.

http://users.ecs.soton.ac.uk/nrs/cv-08-part1.pdf

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Gordon Joly | 1 Nov 09:01 2010
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Re: Person of the year

On 01/11/2010 07:54, Gordon Joly wrote:
> On 31/10/2010 12:34, Charles Matthews wrote:
>> On 31/10/2010 09:39, geni wrote:
>>> On 28 October 2010 20:59, Andrew Turvey<andrewrturvey <at> gmail.com>    wrote:
>>>> Are there any open source people we can promote as a person of the year?
>>>>
>>> Open data might have a better shot. Some of the people behind OS
>>> OpenData for example.
>>>
>> Agree with the theme. See Nigel Shadbolt on WP, for example.
>>
>> Charles
>>
>>
>>
> Indeed, Shadbolt is a good candidate for an award. Here is his CV.
>
> http://users.ecs.soton.ac.uk/nrs/cv-08-part1.pdf
>
> Gordo
>
>
>
Never trust Wikipedia! That is the link to his CV from the article!

Gordo

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Gordon Joly | 1 Nov 09:03 2010
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Re: Person of the year


> Indeed, Shadbolt is a good candidate for an award.

His page at Department website is here:

http://www.ecs.soton.ac.uk/people/nrs

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Michael Peel | 9 Nov 22:16 2010
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Fwd: Is the Big Society working? Event on 18th November with Philip Johnston, Nick Hurd MP and Steve Moore

Hi all,

We've been invited to attend the event below. Would anyone be interested in attending? (Please contact me first, rather than replying directly to the invitation, for obvious reasons...)

Thanks,
Mike

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Date: 28 October 2010 16:14:41 GMT+01:00
To: Michael Peel
Subject: Is the Big Society working? Event on 18th November with Philip Johnston, Nick Hurd MP and Steve Moore

Dear Michael,

“Is the Big Society working?”

We hope you can join us on Thursday 18th November for this event in association with Policy Exchange, Reed in Partnership and Cass Business School - attached is the invitation with full details.

Chair:  Philip Johnston, Assistant Editor, The Daily Telegraph

Panellists:

Kevin Browne, Director of New Business, Reed in Partnership

Nick Hurd MP, Minister for Civil Society

Steve Moore, Director of Engagement, Big Society Network

Neil O’Brien, Director, Policy Exchange

Professor Paul Palmer, Associate Dean for Ethics, Sustainability and Engagement,

Cass Business School

Jenni Russell, Commentator, The Sunday Times & The Guardian

Date: Thursday 18th November

Timings: 8am breakfast for 8.30am discussion start, 10am close.

Venue: Cass Business School, 106 Bunhill Row, London EC1Y 8TZ

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Michael Peel | 13 Nov 19:40 2010
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Fwd: Respond to the DCMS Business Plan 2011-15 for Museums

Hi all,

See the email below - it seems that the UK government is doing a big public-ish consultation with regards
cultural institutions and their funding, etc. Do you think it is worth WMUK responding to this, and on
which points?

Nick pointed out that there is a copyright element to this, but I haven't been able to trace this within the
website - does anyone know anything more?

Thanks,
Mike

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> Date:    Fri, 12 Nov 2010 10:37:03 -0000
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> Subject: Respond to the DCMS Business Plan 2011-15 for Museums
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> Dear MCG, 
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> You may already be aware of this, but I thought it might be useful to
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> the specific proposals around museums on the Number 10 website:
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> If you have a chance, please do take the time to comment. The comments
> are being read and fed to Ministers, and the lack of response from our
> sector is at risk of being taken as assent to what is happening with
> museum funding. Please note also that there are relevant sections of the
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Gordon Joly | 18 Nov 16:02 2010
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Re: Fwd: Is the Big Society working? Event on 18th November with Philip Johnston, Nick Hurd MP and Steve Moore


“Is the Big Society working?”


Timings: 8am breakfast for 8.30am discussion start, 10am close.


More like the Big Breakfast?

Gordo

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Alex Stinson | 19 Nov 16:31 2010

Wikipedia Campus Ambassador Program to the United Kingdom

Hello Wikimedia UK,


I am Alex Stinson (User:Sadads), an American student from James Madison University (JMU) and a Wikipedia Campus Ambassador (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Ambassadors). I am also a member of the Wikipedia Ambassador Steering Committee and soon will be a Wikipedia Campus Ambassador Trainer. I will be studying abroad in Oxford during the Spring, and look forward to participating in Wikimedia UK activities. The organization of Wikipedians in the United States (or at least the greater DC Area) has been rather slow, so I look forward to bringing back lessons I learn from you to Wikimedia DC.

I recently approached the board of Wikimedia UK and asked if they would be interested in starting an Ambassador program in the UK. Realizing that their will need to be significant effort on the part of myself and volunteers in Britain, they have given me the go ahead to begin developing the infrastructure to create an Ambassador program in the UK and begin engaging universities. The Steering Committee of the Ambassador program decided very early that it was best that the ambassador program to be run in a regional approach so that the program could become international and sustainable, I hope the UK will become our first extra-US Ambassador region. 

The Campus Ambassador Program in the United States has largely been focused on the Public Policy Initiative and supporting writing projects and assignments in university classes. However, even in this first semester of the program, we have already seen the creation of two student organizations as well as course work in other disciplines (such as literature and chemistry). I also have been working closely with the library at JMU to begin discussion on how we think of Wikipedia in Academia through workshops on the topic.

I realize the approach to academic curriculum may be hard to translate to the UK university system. However, it is activities such as student organizations and the workshops in addition to the article writing assignments, which I would like to bring to the United Kingdom. Like GLAM cooperations, the Wikipedia Ambassador program has the potential to help a very large community of academics become more engaged with Wikipedia world wide. 

I have yet to determine the exact schedule of my studies and activities at Oxford. However, while in the UK I plan to, at the very least, find and engage members of Wikimedia UK to begin a regional Ambassador program through Ambassador training and discussions at Wikimedia UK events as well as through the creation of a student organization at Oxford. If anyone would be interested in supporting such an Ambassador program, especially if you are engaged in a University campus, please send me an e-mail and we can begin figuring out how you can help. This program can only be successful if local Wikipedians engage and provide creative approaches to the university environment.


Alex Stinson 
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Liam Wyatt | 20 Nov 22:10 2010
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Re: Wikipedia Campus Ambassador Program to the United Kingdom

On 19 November 2010 15:31, Alex Stinson <stinsoad <at> dukes.jmu.edu> wrote:

Hello Wikimedia UK,

I am Alex Stinson (User:Sadads), an American student from James Madison University (JMU) and a Wikipedia Campus Ambassador (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Ambassadors). I am also a member of the Wikipedia Ambassador Steering Committee and soon will be a Wikipedia Campus Ambassador Trainer. I will be studying abroad in Oxford during the Spring, and look forward to participating in Wikimedia UK activities. The organization of Wikipedians in the United States (or at least the greater DC Area) has been rather slow, so I look forward to bringing back lessons I learn from you to Wikimedia DC.

I recently approached the board of Wikimedia UK and asked if they would be interested in starting an Ambassador program in the UK. Realizing that their will need to be significant effort on the part of myself and volunteers in Britain, they have given me the go ahead to begin developing the infrastructure to create an Ambassador program in the UK and begin engaging universities. The Steering Committee of the Ambassador program decided very early that it was best that the ambassador program to be run in a regional approach so that the program could become international and sustainable, I hope the UK will become our first extra-US Ambassador region. 

The Campus Ambassador Program in the United States has largely been focused on the Public Policy Initiative and supporting writing projects and assignments in university classes. However, even in this first semester of the program, we have already seen the creation of two student organizations as well as course work in other disciplines (such as literature and chemistry). I also have been working closely with the library at JMU to begin discussion on how we think of Wikipedia in Academia through workshops on the topic.

I realize the approach to academic curriculum may be hard to translate to the UK university system. However, it is activities such as student organizations and the workshops in addition to the article writing assignments, which I would like to bring to the United Kingdom. Like GLAM cooperations, the Wikipedia Ambassador program has the potential to help a very large community of academics become more engaged with Wikipedia world wide. 

I have yet to determine the exact schedule of my studies and activities at Oxford. However, while in the UK I plan to, at the very least, find and engage members of Wikimedia UK to begin a regional Ambassador program through Ambassador training and discussions at Wikimedia UK events as well as through the creation of a student organization at Oxford. If anyone would be interested in supporting such an Ambassador program, especially if you are engaged in a University campus, please send me an e-mail and we can begin figuring out how you can help. This program can only be successful if local Wikipedians engage and provide creative approaches to the university environment.


Alex Stinson 
User:Sadads
Wikipedia Campus Ambassador James Madison University
Wikipedia Ambassador Steering Committee Member
 


I've got nothing specifically constructive to add other than to say - fantastic!
I really hope that you can get some on-campus activities happening at Oxford (noting that Cambridge has had a series of meetups and I can't find any at Oxford http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Meetup/Cambridge ).
Good luck,
-Liam

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WereSpielChequers | 25 Nov 09:51 2010
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Re: Wikipedia Campus Ambassador Program to the United Kingdom

Hi Alex,

Welcome to England, Oxford is not too far from London by train, you'd
be very welcome to come to the London meetups.

WereSpielChequers

On 19 November 2010 15:31, Alex Stinson <stinsoad <at> dukes.jmu.edu> wrote:
> Hello Wikimedia UK,
> I am Alex Stinson (User:Sadads), an American student from James Madison
> University (JMU) and a Wikipedia Campus Ambassador
> (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Ambassadors). I am also a member of
> the Wikipedia Ambassador Steering Committee and soon will be a Wikipedia
> Campus Ambassador Trainer. I will be studying abroad in Oxford during the
> Spring, and look forward to participating in Wikimedia UK activities. The
> organization of Wikipedians in the United States (or at least the greater DC
> Area) has been rather slow, so I look forward to bringing back lessons I
> learn from you to Wikimedia DC.
> I recently approached the board of Wikimedia UK and asked if they would be
> interested in starting an Ambassador program in the UK. Realizing that their
> will need to be significant effort on the part of myself and volunteers in
> Britain, they have given me the go ahead to begin developing the
> infrastructure to create an Ambassador program in the UK and begin engaging
> universities. The Steering Committee of the Ambassador program decided very
> early that it was best that the ambassador program to be run in a regional
> approach so that the program could become international and sustainable, I
> hope the UK will become our first extra-US Ambassador region.
> The Campus Ambassador Program in the United States has largely been focused
> on the Public Policy Initiative and supporting writing projects and
> assignments in university classes. However, even in this first semester of
> the program, we have already seen the creation of two student organizations
> as well as course work in other disciplines (such as literature and
> chemistry). I also have been working closely with the library at JMU to
> begin discussion on how we think of Wikipedia in Academia through workshops
> on the topic.
> I realize the approach to academic curriculum may be hard to translate to
> the UK university system. However, it is activities such as student
> organizations and the workshops in addition to the article writing
> assignments, which I would like to bring to the United Kingdom. Like GLAM
> cooperations, the Wikipedia Ambassador program has the potential to help a
> very large community of academics become more engaged with Wikipedia world
> wide.
> I have yet to determine the exact schedule of my studies and activities at
> Oxford. However, while in the UK I plan to, at the very least, find and
> engage members of Wikimedia UK to begin a regional Ambassador program
> through Ambassador training and discussions at Wikimedia UK events as well
> as through the creation of a student organization at Oxford. If anyone would
> be interested in supporting such an Ambassador program, especially if you
> are engaged in a University campus, please send me an e-mail and we can
> begin figuring out how you can help. This program can only be successful if
> local Wikipedians engage and provide creative approaches to the university
> environment.
>
> Alex Stinson
> User:Sadads
> Wikipedia Campus Ambassador James Madison University
> Wikipedia Ambassador Steering Committee Member
>
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Rock drum | 25 Nov 20:26 2010
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Re: Wikipedia Campus Ambassador Program to the United Kingdom

Hi Alex,
Just out of interest, have any UK universities been signed up for the program yet?
 
Thanks,
Rock drum
 
Date: Fri, 19 Nov 2010 10:31:07 -0500
From: stinsoad <at> dukes.jmu.edu
To: wikimediauk-l <at> lists.wikimedia.org
Subject: [Wikimediauk-l] Wikipedia Campus Ambassador Program to the United Kingdom

Hello Wikimedia UK,

I am Alex Stinson (User:Sadads), an American student from James Madison University (JMU) and a Wikipedia Campus Ambassador (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Ambassadors). I am also a member of the Wikipedia Ambassador Steering Committee and soon will be a Wikipedia Campus Ambassador Trainer. I will be studying abroad in Oxford during the Spring, and look forward to participating in Wikimedia UK activities. The organization of Wikipedians in the United States (or at least the greater DC Area) has been rather slow, so I look forward to bringing back lessons I learn from you to Wikimedia DC.

I recently approached the board of Wikimedia UK and asked if they would be interested in starting an Ambassador program in the UK. Realizing that their will need to be significant effort on the part of myself and volunteers in Britain, they have given me the go ahead to begin developing the infrastructure to create an Ambassador program in the UK and begin engaging universities. The Steering Committee of the Ambassador program decided very early that it was best that the ambassador program to be run in a regional approach so that the program could become international and sustainable, I hope the UK will become our first extra-US Ambassador region. 

The Campus Ambassador Program in the United States has largely been focused on the Public Policy Initiative and supporting writing projects and assignments in university classes. However, even in this first semester of the program, we have already seen the creation of two student organizations as well as course work in other disciplines (such as literature and chemistry). I also have been working closely with the library at JMU to begin discussion on how we think of Wikipedia in Academia through workshops on the topic.

I realize the approach to academic curriculum may be hard to translate to the UK university system. However, it is activities such as student organizations and the workshops in addition to the article writing assignments, which I would like to bring to the United Kingdom. Like GLAM cooperations, the Wikipedia Ambassador program has the potential to help a very large community of academics become more engaged with Wikipedia world wide. 

I have yet to determine the exact schedule of my studies and activities at Oxford. However, while in the UK I plan to, at the very least, find and engage members of Wikimedia UK to begin a regional Ambassador program through Ambassador training and discussions at Wikimedia UK events as well as through the creation of a student organization at Oxford. If anyone would be interested in supporting such an Ambassador program, especially if you are engaged in a University campus, please send me an e-mail and we can begin figuring out how you can help. This program can only be successful if local Wikipedians engage and provide creative approaches to the university environment.


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