Christopher Lloyd biography

Christopher Lloyd has had a broad and comprehensive career both as a journalist and as a general manager in the education business. After graduating with a double first class degree in history from Peterhouse, Cambridge in 1991, he helped research the personal memoirs of the ex Sunday Telegraph Editor and journalist Sir Peregrine Worsthorne. He then became a graduate trainee journalist on The Sunday Times newspaper and was trained at the City University where he gained a diploma in newspaper journalism.

After two years as a news reporter, he began a new column in The Sunday Times Review section called Answers and went on to edit The Sunday Times Book of Answers published by HarperCollins in 1993 . In 1993, he was appointed The Sunday Times Innovation Editor. A year later he became Technology Correspondent for the The Sunday Times and won the 1994 Texaco award for Science Journalist of the Year. In 1996 he launched the first Internet edition of The Sunday Times and became its Internet editor.

In 1997 Christopher Lloyd co-founded LineOne, a joint venture Internet Service business owned by BT and News International and became its editorial director. In 1999 he established News Network, a new internet publishing division that built a network of commercial and editorial websites. His last appointment at News International was as a director with responsibility for setting up a database marketing division called NI Connect.

In January 2001 Lloyd was recruited to become chief executive of Immersive Education, an education software publishing company based in Oxford. He grew the company from its R&D phase with zero revenue to sales of in excess of ₤3 million.

In 2006 he left Immersive Education to spend time travelling around Europe with his wife and two children, both of whom are home-educated. The time spent on the road travelling around Europe inspired him to come up with the concept of A Brief History of Absolutely Everything, a book which he is currently writing that combines both a natural and human history of the world.

Christopher Lloyd is now a regular columnist for Resurgence Magazine on a range of environmental, political and lifestyle topics.

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How I Found the Agency

Andrew was recommended to me through a friend in the book publishing business. When I was about half way through writing A Brief History of Absolutely Everything I wrote a proposal to publish and sent it to Andrew for feedback. His support and enthusiasm for the project have now resulted in him agreeing to help find the right publisher.