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Fully Connected: Visiting Professor Julia Hobsbawm launches her blueprint for modern connectedness

12 Apr 2017 10:00AM

Honorary Visiting Professor in Networking Julia Hobsbawm, OBE, is preparing to deliver her first Open Lecture at the University of Suffolk,

Professor Hobsbawm will be sharing the core themes of her recently published book Fully Connected: Surviving & Thriving in an Age of Overload, which will also be available to purchase.

The book centres on social health and how to develop similar fitness and wellbeing strategies around information technology, social networks and time management.

Professor Hobsbawm will also address social mobility and will argue that the best lessons of the ‘Old Boy Network’ need to be brought into wider circulation.

Alongside her role at the Suffolk Business School, University of Suffolk, she is an Honorary Visiting Professor at Cass Business School in London and received an OBE for services to Business in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List in 2015.

Professor David Collins, Head of the Suffolk Business School, said “We are delighted to welcome Professor Hobsbawm to the University of Suffolk who is regarded as one of the most widely read and respected commentators on networking approaches and modern connectedness.  Professor Hobsbawm regularly lends her expertise to programmes such as Newsnight, Radio 4’s Today and Women’s Hour so we are sure this Open Lecture will be popular with our students, local businesses and the wider community.”

The lecture, Being Fully Connected in an Age of Overload, will take place on Thursday 11 May from 6pm at the University of Suffolk’s Waterfront Building. Places are free although booking in advance is advisable by visiting


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