The presentation took place on the 22nd of September at the 10th anniversary Gala of the Oxford Internet Institute.
Professor William Dutton, director of the Oxford Internet Institute, said: “The Lifetime awards are intended to honour individuals who have played a uniquely significant and long-lasting role in shaping the Internet. Professor Hall’s impressive career exemplifies the OII’s philosophy that multi-disciplinary collaboration is essential if we are to fully understand the implications of the Internet and Web.”
Wendy Hall was also a member of the panel at a public plenary session which took place before the awards ceremony. The panel included a number of distinguished guests, including Vint Cerf, Chief Internet Evangelist at Google, Professor Eli Noam, Director of the Columbia Institute for Tele-Information in New York and Dame Stephanie Shirley of the Shirley Foundation.
The Oxford Internet Institute is part of the University of Oxford. It carries out research into the social, political, legal and economic aspects of the Internet.