James Martin tackles ‘Big Questions’

12 November 2012

Oxford Martin School founder, Dr James Martin, is in Oxford this month to deliver his diamond jubilee lecture.

In celebration of 60 years since his matriculation to the University of Oxford, Dr Martin is presenting a public lecture, The Transformation of Humankind, on November 13.

This lecture will address humanity’s need for extreme paradigm shifts in order to meet the challenges of the 21st century. We are almost totally unprepared for the diverse challenges ahead, says Dr Martin.

Since founding the Oxford Martin School in 2005, Dr Martin has played an active role in its development. During this visit to Oxford, he brings his film making expertise to a series of video interviews with Oxford Martin School academics. The films will form part of the ‘Big questions on the future’ series on the School website and on YouTube, helping explain our innovative research into 21st century challenges to wider audiences.

Dr Martin will also be presenting an illustrated public lecture, War and Peace in the 21st Century on Wednesday 21 November at St John’s College.

The largest individual benefactor to the University of Oxford in its 900-year history, Dr Martin has written more textbooks than any other living person – 105, many of which have been seminal in their field. 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.