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In Memoriam: James Martin

James MartinThe University is deeply saddened to report that Dr. James Martin has died.

James was the founder of the Oxford Martin School and a prolific author, receiving a Pulitzer nomination for his book 'The Wired Society'. He was renowned for his lectures and boundless energy and was an inspiration to millions. James was made an Honorary Graduate of the University of Warwick in 2009.

James was the largest individual benefactor to the University of Oxford in its 900-year history, wrote more text books than any other living person (104) and was ranked as the fourth most influential person in computer technology. He 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.

On his website, the Director of the Oxford Martin School, Professor Ian Goldin said:

The Oxford Martin School embodies Jim's concern for humanity, his creativity, his curiosity, and his optimism. Jim provided not only the founding vision, but was intimately involved with the School and our many programmes. We have lost a towering intellect, guiding visionary and a wonderful close friend."

Read the full tribute on the James Martin website.