Wikipedia:WikiProject United Kingdom

Welcome to WikiProject United Kingdom! Some Wikipedians have formed a Project to improve and organise articles which relate to the United Kingdom. We are dedicated to improving these articles and if you would like to help, please add your name to the participants!

Project scope Edit

WikiProject United Kingdom was formed with the intent of improving articles and coverage related to the United Kingdom in a fair and accurate manner, with an emphasis on subjects with national significance. Editors are encouraged to also participate in the more regional and/or topic specific UK related projects listed below.

As of 1 October 2023, there are 38,293 articles within the scope of WikiProject United Kingdom, of which 195 are featured. This makes up 0.57% of the articles on Wikipedia and 1.85% of featured articles and lists. Including non-article pages, such as talk pages, redirects, categories, etcetera, there are 127,176 pages in the project.

Related projects Edit

The following WikiProjects and task forces also deal with UK-related content:

By region Edit

By topic Edit

GLAM collaborations Edit

Future developments Edit

It is expected that as this project grows we will be able to branch out into notice boards for the individual countries of the UK. It is intended that these will run alongside the main UK board.

Note that Wikipedians in Northern Ireland may also be found at Wikipedia:Irish Wikipedians' notice board.

Announcements Edit

Meet-ups Edit

Wikipedia Meetups +/-
London 197 October 8, 2023 (2023-10-08)
Oxford 94 October 15, 2023 (2023-10-15)
Oxford 93 September 17, 2023 (2023-09-17)
Bristol 4 September 16, 2023 (2023-09-16)
London 196 September 10, 2023 (2023-09-10)
Cambridge 46 June 18, 2023 (2023-06-18)
UK virtual 18 April 26, 2023 (2023-04-26)
Portsmouth 3 April 23, 2023 (2023-04-23)
Manchester 36 June 9, 2019 (2019-06-09)
London Wikidata 3 June 29, 2019 (2019-06-29)
Edinburgh 13 July 11, 2018 (2018-07-11)
East London 8 October 25, 2016 (2016-10-25)
Outside the UK
Past meetups

The {{Meetup-UK}} template includes the category Wikipedia meetups in the United Kingdom and so an article using the template will be listed on the category page.

Members Edit

To join WikiProject United Kingdom, please see Category:WikiProject United Kingdom members.

Talk Page Template Edit

For general UK-related articles, use {{WikiProject United Kingdom}}, which appears like so:

 United Kingdom NA‑class
 This article is within the scope of WikiProject United Kingdom, a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of the United Kingdom on Wikipedia. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can join the discussion and see a list of open tasks.
NAThis article has been rated as NA-class on Wikipedia's content assessment scale.

Resources Edit

Material from the following sources are available on subscription databanks. The specific material may be in abstract, citation, or full text format. To obtain information, please send me an e-mail indicating the e-mail address to send to, as well as the specific subject of interest or the title and dates of sources requested, and I will forward what I can find. John Carter (talk) 19:05, 13 February 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

  • AB UK (2003–2006)
  • Albion (2002–2004)

UK public library online resources at home Edit

Most UK public libraries offer their members access to a wide range of online resources which can be accessed from any computer (e.g. at home or work, without having to physically visit the library). These can include The Times archive 1785-1985, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford English Dictionary, 19th-century newspapers, Newsbank (current national and regional newspapers), Encyclopedia Britannica and more. They also usually offer further databases which are for in-library use only. Find your local library's website and look for "Online resources" or "24 hour library". You will need to join the library, and have a membership number, to use the online resources: some libraries allow you to join online.