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Joined 22 November 2014
Ewan McAndrew on Mt. Fitzroy (with an orange)
NameEwan McAndrew
Height5' 10"
Time zoneGMT
LocationGlasgow and Edinburgh
Country[[File:Flag of Scotland.svg|22x20px|border |alt=Flag of Scotland|link=[[:w:Scotland]]]] Scotland
OccupationWikimedian in Residence
EmployerUniversity of Edinburgh
UniversityUniversity of Glasgow
High schoolEllon Academy
HobbiesReading, writing, hiking, swimming, going to the movies, playing the mandolin.
Contact info

English literature, Modern History, Technology, Travel, Films, Information Science, Libraries, Archives, Gaming, Football, Badminton.


Hi, I'm Stinglehammer (Ewan) and I currently live in Glasgow, Scotland, although my home town is Newburgh, Aberdeenshire.

I'm a Wikimedian in Residence at The University of Edinburgh.

I have a second Wikipedia account (EMcAndrew) which I use for training purposes.

This is one of the many reasons why we do this: WATCH "Life in a Day - Abel and his laptop" (with thanks to Martin Poulter for providing the heads up on the link)

If you ever feel like getting involved in some of our projects or training sessions then message me, by all means. I'd be glad to hear from you.

The project page for the residency is located here: W:Wikipedia:University of EdinburghWikipedia:University of Edinburgh and my blog is here:

Real name: Ewan McAndrew Email: Twitter handle: @emcandre Location: Glasgow and Edinburgh

About meEdit

I have an MA in English (Literature & Language) & Modern History from University of Glasgow, a postgraduate diploma (PgDip) in Software Development from Glasgow Caledonian University and a PGDE in English & Media Teaching from University of Strathclyde. I also hold a TEFL certificate from I-to-I and have undertaken short courses in creative writing & screenwriting.

Currently, I am studying on the Information Management MSc course at the University of Northumbria (accredited by CILIP and the ARA) as well as trying to find time for the following MOOC courses:

Things I likeEdit

I love travelling, music, history, cinema and literature, and this all feeds into my regular day-job of teaching of English & Media Studies. I'm interested in all kinds of stories (movies, books, plays) and create my own stories from time to time. Above all, I'm passionate about the idea of lifelong learning and broadening your horizons. Hence why I'm here and why I'm trying to learn how to play the mandolin (badly).

My Wikidata subpagesEdit


  1. Women in Red
  2. Women artists
  3. Internet Archive is a non-profit library of millions of free books, movies, software, music, and more.


Articles of interestEdit

Dr Humphrey Southall, Reader in Geography, University of Portsmouth, written with Dr Martin Poulter, describe a Wikipedia-based assignment given to first-year students in Applied Human Geography and also looking at how academics can inform the widest public about their subject, and raise awareness of the reliable sources used in research.

UCL Centre for Translation Studies (CenTraS) ran an event for 36 postgraduate translation studies students, all new to editing Wikipedia, to learn how to contribute to the online encyclopedia anyone can edit. Co-organiser Dr Mira Vogel discusses its success.

Prezi presentation.

Wikipedia & AltmetricEdit

Recent contributionsEdit

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