Tim Wander

Tim Wander is best known as an historic consultant, author and lecturer and is widely acknowledged to be a world authority on the history of the Marconi Company, Guglielmo Marconi’s early work and the birth of radio broadcasting.  He often lectures and provide interviews and articles on the early history of radio and broadcasting, has written a number of successful stage and radio plays, and has extensive TV and radio experience. He has been working with museums around the world for over 25 years and regularly acts as a technical and historic consultant to many different organisations including the BBC.

His published books include ‘Marconi on the Isle of Wight’, ‘Marconi’s New Street Works 1912 –2012’, ‘2MT Writtle – The Birth of British Broadcasting’, ‘The Marconi Hall Street Works 1898-1912’ and a detailed account of the first five years of Marconi’s work, ‘Guglielmo Marconi – Building the Wireless Age’.  Other books have documented new histories about the defence of the Isle of Wight including rewriting the history of the ambitious WW2 Pipeline Under The Ocean (PLUTO) project which he presented at the 2019 Literary Festival to a packed audience.

His new book also documents a lost part of this nation’s history. It includes over 100 newly colourised and restored images built on some 40 years’ research into the technology and forgotten pioneers who changed our world forever.

Tim’s career started as a Chartered Engineer, Major Projects Manager and General Manager of Marconi Communication Systems Ltd working all over the world. Today he is the Project Manager for the restoration of St Thomas’s Church in Ryde as it becomes a community hub for disadvantaged children.  For the past eight years Tim has also been an integral part of the Northwood House Charitable Trust in Cowes overseeing several award winning phases of major renovation and structural repair works.  He has now joined the Charity’s Board as a Trustee and Director.

Tim’s lectures are always driven by his enthusiasm and love of history, aided by an almost encyclopaedic knowledge of his subject.

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