Quick Biography

James Martin

The Australian

"Britain's leading thinker about the future"

The Sunday Times, London

"Britain's leading futurologist"

Computerworld: 25th Anniversary Edition:

Ranked Martin fourth among the 25 individuals who have most influenced the world of computer science

James Martin MA (Oxon), D.Litt (Oxon), D.Sc (Hon), D.Eng (Hon), Ph.D (Hon), LLD (Hon), D.HL (Hon), FWAAS.

  • James Martin founded the Oxford Martin School at the University of Oxford in 2005 to foster and facilitate innovative, interdisciplinary research on the problems, dangers and opportunities of the near future. Martin is the largest individual benefactor to the University of Oxford in its 900-year history.
  • Martin has written more textbooks than any other living person – 104, many of which have been seminal in their field. Martin is renowned for his electrifying lectures about the future.
  • He wrote The Meaning of the 21st Century, which was made into a major film, and is a Pulitzer nominee for his book The Wired Society.
  • Martin was a pioneer in the automation of software development, and was ranked 4th in Computer World's 25th Anniversary Edition's most influential people in computer technology.
  • He was a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the U.S. Department of Defense.
  • He is an Honorary Life Fellow of the British Royal Institution, a Fellow of the World Academy of Art and Science, an Honorary Fellow of Keble College, Oxford, and a Senior Fellow of the James Martin Center for Non-Proliferation Studies at Monterey, California.
  • Martin has honorary doctorates from all six continents.