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03 June 2015

Local Student Meets The Inventor Of The Web

 

It’s not every day that you get to meet Sir Tim Berners Lee, the man who invented the Web but for one local Student from Victoria College the opportunity became a reality.

Brooklyn Dunseith, 17 years old from Belfast, was one of over 50 students from six local secondary and grammar schools who attended a special event at Law Society House in Belfast to mark the 100th anniversary of the declaration of Magna Carta.

As part of the celebrations students were invited to enter a competition to submit five questions that you would ask Sir Tim Berners Lee if you met him in person.

The competition which had been organised by the Law Society of Northern Ireland and the World Wide Web foundation offered students the opportunity to attend the Web We Want festival in London and to meet Sir Tim in person.

After much deliberation the judging panel choose  Brooklyn’s entry as the winner and in early June with her Mum, the Law Society’s Chief Executive Alan Hunter and Junior Vice President, John Guerin  they attended the Web We Want festival as special guests of the World Wide Web Foundation.

The highlight of the day was the chance to ask Sir Tim her questions in person.

In the photo from left to right

Alan Hunter, Chief Executive, Sir Tim Berners Lee, Brooklyn Dunseith, John Guerin, Junior Vice President and Bernadette Benati from the World Wide Web Foundation