Tim Robertson

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"Tim became chief executive of the Koestler Trust in 2006. The Koestler Awards for arts by offenders receive nearly 6,000 entries a year. The annual UK Koestler Exhibition attracts 14,000 visitors at such venues as the ICA and the Royal Festival Hall, and the Trust now runs exhibitions in Edinburgh and Manchester. Tim chairs the Arts Alliance, commissioned by Arts Council England and the Ministry of Justice to co-ordinate and promote arts in criminal justice settings across England and Wales. Previously, Tim worked for 14 years as a social worker and manager for children and young people in the London Borough of Camden. He set up Camden’s Youth Offending Team, social care team for disabled children, and five Sure Start programmes which were awarded Beacon Status by the Government. Tim’s academic background is in Applied Social Studies (Worcester College, Oxford) and English (King’s London and the State University of New York). He is on the editorial board of Magma poetry magazine and an advisor to Create Arts. He is a practicing Anglican and lives with his civil partner in King’s Cross, central London."[1]


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  1. CLINKS People, organizational web page, accessed June 28, 2012.