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"Whose Web is it Anyway?" - Queen's Lecture 2014

Published: 16 December 2014

Professor Dame Wendy Hall delivered this year's Queen's Lecture at the Technische Universitat Berlin on 24 November.

In her lecture “Whose Web is it Anyway?” Dame Wendy Hall addressed the origins, current state and future of the Web, and examined the critical questions that will determine how the Web evolves as both a social and a technical network: What impact it has had, and will continue to have, on the world, and crucially, who will determine where it is going next.

 

History

The Queen's Lecture in Germany was founded by Queen Elizabeth II to commemorate the State visit to Germany and the Queen's visit to Berlin in May 1965. Following student unrest at Berlin universities in the late 1960's the lecture series lapsed but it was revived with great success in 1997 when Lord John Krebs gave a stimulating lecture on 'Science and Sustainability'. Subsequent speakers have included Lord Rogers, Professor Anthony Giddens, Professor Howard Newby and more recently Lord Rees, Sir Martin Evans, winner of the Nobel Prize for medicine, Sir Mike Brady of the Oxford Robotics Laboratory, Professor David Philips of the Royal Society of Chemistry and Professor Paul Dolan of London School of Economics.  

 

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News Release, Technische Universitat Berlin (in German)

 

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