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I sit on the Board at Crowdbnk and I am a Strategic Advisor to StartUpCapitalVenture 2 in San Francisco and I am also on the CITI Advisory Board @ Columbia University, NY.

I chair Trinity Hospice, Clapham, NISE NHS Innovations SE, Major Stanley's Trust at OURFC and the Great Retail Revival Foundation.



Interesting intervening in Iraq is legal; do politicians know Chilcot Inquiry to rule 2003 invasion illegal?


I founded the Women's Sport Foundation (1984),, the first family computer channel, on BSkyB (1995), the Oxford University Internet Institute (2000), the Parliamentary Sports Fellowship scheme (2004) & a Digital Day for the Nation (2007) which is now a week.

I am on the new SE RFU Legacy Board for the RWC 2015; I am an Ambassador to the European Brain Council's Year of the Brain 2014/15 and sit on the Senior Advisors Group at Pagefield.

I am a Patron at RIBA anda member of its Library Committee and I have just been asked to join the Sounding Board at the Design Council.

I am trying to put the funding together for an Internet Policy Institute.

Normal Service being Resumed It has been a tough time these past eight weeks with a minor operation not going to plan resulting in two further operations and though I haven't had sign off I am hopeful that tomorrow my consultant will tell me I am finally on the mend!
We went to see Philip Seymour Hoffman in A Most Wanted Man last Saturday at The Barbican largely because we thought he was an exceptional actor. The film itself, set in Hamburg, is an hour too long and to be frank thin though PSH was worth the ticket price.
Last Thursday, I popped into Trinity Hospice to say hi to all our wonderful Volunteers at our annual party.
Sofia Helin appeared on behalf of How 2 Academy in Westminster last week. Over 600 people turned up to hear her interviewed by Mariella Fostrup. She was excellent though she didn't give too much away regarding the third series of The Bridge which is currently filming.
As chair, I hosted a lunch at the RAC last week for Trustees. We spent time reflecting on the Varsity Match, sponsorship, the RWC 2015 et al.

Latest Video

The internet's role in the recession. G20 and we20
we20 have been lucky enough to speak to Derek Wyatt MP one of the pioneers of internet adoption within UK Parliament. Derek spoke to us about the internet's role in contributing to and possibly solving the recession. He also explains some background to the G20 Summit and discusses we20.

Internet Stuff

Brazilian Internet Bill of Rights published
Policy Exchange one of our more vibrant think tanks - though slightly right wing - has produced an excellent technology manifesto
Ofcom has today published its new 2014 report, which provides detailed evidence on media use, attitudes and understanding among adults aged 16 and over. Ofcom has a statutory duty to promote media literacy and conducts research to provide an accessible overview across TV, radio, internet and mobile phones.

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