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Celebrating the Web’s 30th Birthday with Sir Tim Berners-Lee

When Sir Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web in 1989, he changed the world forever. On Tuesday 12 March, the Science Museum, in partnership with the Web Foundation, will welcome Sir Tim to celebrate the web’s 30 years.

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Join us for this free event, where Rachel Riley will be joined by a stellar line of up of speakers to discuss how the web has shaped their lives and how to tackle the challenges facing the web today.

Speaking on the evening will be:

  • Matt Brittin—President, EMEA Business & Operations at Google
  • Roya MahboobThe NewNow Leader, Tech Entrepreneur & Women’s Rights Activist
  • Taylor WilsonThe NewNow Leader, Nuclear Physicist, Science Advocate & Inventor
  • Dr. Anne-Marie Imafidon MBETechnology thought leader and founder and CEO of STEMettes
  • Imogen HeapGrammy Award-winning singer, songwriter and producer.
  • Sir Tim Berners-Lee in conversation with BBC journalist Samira Ahmed

This a unique opportunity to hear from Sir Tim about the last 30 years of the web and what governments, companies and all of us as citizens need to do to make sure the web is protected for future generations.


The Science Museum is the current home to the original NeXT Computer used by Tim Berners-Lee to design the World Wide Web in 1990 at CERN, which kindly loaned it to the Science Museum in 2014.

See this historic machine in the Information Age gallery


About the World Wide Web Foundation

The World Wide Web Foundation was established in 2009 by Sir Tim Berners-Lee to advance the open web as a public good and a basic right. They are an independent, international organisation fighting for a world where everyone can access the web and use it to improve their lives.

For further information about the Web Foundation and their work, visit webfoundation.org and follow @webfoundation on Twitter.

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