Events & Activities

On this page you’ll find upcoming events and activities that relate to tools and concepts covered in 23 Things for Digital Knowledge.

Online / International Events

Wikipedia – 1Lib1Ref

Jan 15th – Feb 3rd

Once you’ve played The Wikipedia Adventure and registered an account as part of Thing 10, dip your toe into editing by taking part in the 1Lib1Ref Citation Hunt running from Jan 15th to Feb 3rd. It’s a great way to start making small contributions to Wikipedia and getting a handle on how editing works.

Ewan McAndrew, our Wikimedian in Residence, has created a neat video on how to use the Citation Hunt game to contribute to Wikipedia.

23 Things Twitter Chat

Next Chat – Tuesday February 6th!

Questions will be posted on the day with direct links to the conversations on this page so you can click through, follow, and respond to the questions that interest you. The theme of this chat will be Digital Confidence.

We run a Twitter/Tweet Chats throughout the year.  The conversations can be viewed and responded to  at anytime by following the @EdUni23Things Twitter account and responding to questions and tweets on the hashtag .

A Storify of the 2017 Twitter chat is available on Wakelet:
Information on Twitter Chats here:

Digital Footprint MOOC: A free online course

Online course runs for 3 weeks each month.
Information & registration:


Collaborate Ultra Webinar – Digital Confidence

February 1st, 10am- 11am (GMT), Webinar
In this webinar we’ll be looking at Things 1 – 10 from the 23 Things for Digital Knowledge course and how updating our knowledge, experimenting with new tools, and examining known tools from different angles, can build up and improve our digital confidence.

Collaborate Ultra is a virtual classroom/meeting tool which comprises audio, video, interactive whiteboard, PowerPoint display, application sharing, polling, breakout rooms and session recording.

University of Edinburgh staff and students please register via MyEd.
Non University of Edinburgh participants please email Charlie to register.

University of Edinburgh campus events


Women in Red – January meet up

Jan 26th, 2-5pm. Argyle House. All Staff. All Students.
Women in Red is a monthly Wikipedia meet-up to address systemic bias on Wikipedia. These are drop-in sessions so knowledge of Wikipedia editing does help. However, Wikipedia editing can be easy to pick up (as this 5 minute walkthrough demonstrates) and help will be available on the day.

The editing will focus on creating and improving the quality of articles about notable women on Wikipedia using source texts such as The Biographical Dictionary of Scottish Women.
Information & bookings:

Copyright & Licensing Training

Jan 30th, 2:30-4:30pm. Argyle House. All Staff. All Students.
This training course is well-suited to those who require a basic understanding of copyright law, licensing, and open educational resources. Opportunities for questions and discussions will be ample.
Information & bookings:


23 Things Activity Session – AR/VR Google Cardboard and more

Wednesday, 21 February, 1pm – 4pm

As part of the Festival of Creative Learning at the University of Edinburgh, I’m running an activity session to get hands on with some of the more playful tools and Things. The session will explore Augmented & Virtual Reality, and Geolocations tools. Each participant will take home a Google Cardboard headset.

Event details and booking

Unconscious Bias Workshop

Feb 7th, 1:30-4:30pm. Charles Stewart House. All Staff.
This workshop (facilitated by Dr Pete Jones, C.Psychol. C. Sci. AFBPSs, Shire Shire Professional Chartered Psychologists) offers delegates an opportunity to raise their awareness of unconscious bias, to apply that awareness to an HEI setting and to develop ideas for research led actions to mitigate personal, manager and organisational bias in key people processes.  It includes an opportunity to undergo unconscious bias testing and to receive confidential feedback on the test results.
Information & bookings: