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National exhibition features Web inventor

Professor Sir Tim Berners Lee
Professor Sir Tim Berners Lee

Professor Sir Tim Berners-Lee is featured in the Defying Distance exhibition currently on show at the National Portrait Gallery, London. The exhibition of photographs by Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin focuses on the profound impact that telecommunications have had on the way we live and think.

The series of portraits profiles the range of initiatives, and the visionary drive that have contributed to the development of the telecommunications industry in the United Kingdom. Professor Sir Tim Berners-Lee, who is a member of the ECS faculty, was named Greatest Briton 2004 for the invention of the World Wide Web.

The Defying Distance exhibition runs until 25 September at the National Portrait Gallery in Trafalgar Square, and is sponsored by Deloitte.


Posted by Joyce Lewis on 28 Aug 2005.