An introduction to the questions surrounding the internet today: What risk do we face as individuals, businesses and nations? Can we protect ourselves from the ghost of connectivity?
Tim Connell is Professor Emeritus at City, University of London, having been head of languages there for nearly twenty years. He is deputy chair of the international course board of ESCP Europe, the French grande école which has centres in Paris, London, Berlin, Madrid, Turin and Warsaw.
He is a graduate of Oxford, Liverpool and London universities, and has also studied in Spain and Mexico. His particular languages are Spanish, French and Portuguese and he has extensive experience of both Spain and Latin America.
His particular interest is in the field of professional training for translators and interpreters, where he works closely with the Chartered Institute of Linguists (of which he is a Fellow and Vice-President). He attends meetings of the All Parties Parliamentary Languages Group.
As a Fellow of Gresham College he sits on the Academic Board and has organised cycles of lectures in the Mondays at One series for 24 years, looking at topics of mainly current interest and speaks on a variety of subjects himself. He has devised half-day symposia on a wide range of themes with an invited panel of experts and is currently looking at the development of webinars. He is also Chair of the Gresham Society, which aims to support the work of the College.
He maintains close links in the Square Mile as a Liveryman of the Stationers’ and Newspaper Makers’ Company, where he sits on the Court of Assistants and has just completed his term of office as Chair of the Livery Committee. He also writes and speaks on topics relating to the history of the City of London.