James Martin celebrated on 2009 Happy List
20 Apr 2009
Dr James Martin has been listed in the Independent on Sunday's "Happy List" 2009, the "Rich List" antidote celebrating 100 people who make Britain a better, happier place to live.
The Happy List includes people from all walks of life: "multimillionaires who give money away rather than rake in huge bonuses; those who devote their lives to the disadvantaged; comedians who cheer us all up; and those unsung heroes of thousands of communities".
Described as an IT guru and patron, and the largest ever single donor to a British university, Dr Martin was hailed for his vision in donating $100m to the University of Oxford in order to found the ground breaking 21st Century School. Dr Martin recently pledged a further $5Omillion in matched funding to encourage projects that will broaden and deepen the work already begun by the 21st Century School and its Institutes.