Monday, 17 October 2011 10:19

Martha Lane Fox champions Race Online 2012 in Liverpool

Written by
Rate this item
(0 votes)

martha lane foxMartha Lane Fox is coming to town to promote the Race Online. What's that I hear you say well it's all about getting people online not some people having a virtual race using connect controllers.

Liverpool has an appalling record for the numnber of people who aren't online or have access to online resources on a daily basis. One of the reasons behind How Why DIY is to encourage people to get online and not be afraid of using technology. See the Liverpool Digital Inclusion Strategy Framework (google doc) for a real lack of ambition.  

Martha is going to have a busy day on 1st November 2011 as she is first at the Liverpool Innovation Park talking about "How can business close the digital divide?" and then at FACT Liverpool for the Roy Stringer Lecture. You can probably still attend both if you are quick enough. 

At Liverpool Innovation Park, Martha Lane Fox the well known Digital Entrepreneur and founder of, will be discussing How can businesses close the digital devide

The Race Online 2012 campaign is working to support the 8.7 million people in the UK who have never used the internet. She will be launching the local Go On It's Liverpool campaign at Liverpool Innovation Park, Edge Lane at 11.30am on Tuesday 1st November.  Working with the public, private and voluntary sector groups she hopes to recruit 5,000 champions in Liverpool with a view to supporting 25,000 individuals get on-line.

go_ON_itslpool_sqJoin Liverpool Innovation park on the 1st November to show your support and find out more about the aims of the campaign.  Prior to the event they would like to present Martha with a list of companies who have already signed up as champions and who have pledged to undertake some activity.  You can book on to the event, become a digital champion and make your pledge via the links below.

 *   Become a digital champion<> (I have and so should you)
 *   Sign the pledge to increase digital access in your company< have and so should you)

 *   Attend the launch on 1st November, and find out what other companies are doing to support their own employees and the larger community to increase their digital skills.<> (I'll probably do this)

Places are limited so please book as soon as possible to guarantee a place. 

Later that same day at The Roy Stringer lecture at FACT

FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology), in partnership with Amaze, presents the next Roy Stringer lecture with respected entrepreneur and digital champion, Martha Lane Fox . Martha is the UK's Digital Champion and heads up the Race Online 2012 campaign which aims to get the 8.3 million UK residents who have never used the Internet online. She came to prominence after setting up with Brent Hoberman in 1998. She is also a non-executive director of Marks & Spencer, Channel 4 and

Martha joins a panel of guests including Professor Andy Miah, community engagement expert Patrick Fox (FACT / Arena Housing), Director of Strategy at Aurora Media John Eagan, and Natalie Gross, Managing Partner at Amaze, to discuss 'the democratising role of the web'.

Click here to find out more about this event and to book a free ticket:

Tue 1 Nov 15:00 – 16:45

And will be doing this as we are streaming the event. 

Read 1193 times Last modified on Monday, 17 October 2011 14:49

Related items

  • Make Shift Do @DoesLiverpool on Saturday 29th October Make Shift Do @DoesLiverpool on Saturday 29th October

    Does Liverpool makeshiftdoSinging Glowing Pumpkins, T-Shirts Printing and Electronic Jewellery the chance for a tour around the Liverpool maker space - Who could ask for more. 

    Liverpool loves it's maker spaces and are always seeking opportunities to show it off, so this opportunity to find out how to make electronic jewellery and Singing Pumpkins, is the perfect chance to go and have a look around. It will also give you the time to ask about all the other goodies that they have their, whether it be the 3D printing or laser cutting; or maybe even the vinyl cutter.

    Will this Crafts Council initiative give you the making bug? We think so.  

  • Liverpool Central Library to host contemporary Book Art Fair Liverpool Central Library to host contemporary Book Art Fair


    Liverpool Central Library will host a unique opportunity for visitors to meet artists who make ‘book art’ and to buy directly from them on 8 and 9 July.

    Founded by former Chairman of the Bluecoat Simon Ryder, the fair is now in its third year. Works for sale include cards and hand-crafted notebooks; limited editions of books of text and illustration; hand-made papers; and unique book sculptures. Prices range from around £5 into the hundreds.

  • Workshop: Beginners guide to Arduino @doesliverpool Workshop: Beginners guide to Arduino @doesliverpool

    If you are interested in "Arduino" the open processing board then this workshop is the place to start, whether you are a hobbyist, artists or just looking for a new toy to impress your geeky friends. 

    Arduino is the open source electronics platform that's very popular with makers, artists, designers and hobbyists. It's designed from the beginning to be as simple as possible to get started with electronics, while being as open and expandable as you need, as your experience increases. 

  • Calling all web workers for inspiring literacy project Calling all web workers for inspiring literacy project

    The Reader Organisation are looking for web workers to get involved in a project coming up at the end of January to help them promote reading to the people of Liveprool as part of an event called Impact48.

    The Reader has high hopes for the weekend and is looking for volunteers who can build apps, develop a website for the Liverpool – City of Readers’ project and create a marketing campaign that uses social media to promote the project. One app which the Readers think would be great would be a reading tour of Liverpool linking stories, authors and events to a mobile app – but a key aspect of the weekend is to find new exciting ways to get the city reading using technology.

  • The return of Jelly for Digital Freelancers The return of Jelly for Digital Freelancers

    Jelly LiverpoolA quick reminder for all you lovely digital creative freelancers that Jelly Liverpool is on Thursday 5th December upstairs at Leaf Cafe on Bold Street.




Leave a comment

Make sure you enter all the required information, indicated by an asterisk (*). HTML code is not allowed.


Please Log in