Tributes paid to Dr James Martin

03 July 2013

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Newspapers around the world have paid tribute to the achievements and vision of the Oxford Martin School's founder, Dr James Martin, who died on June 24.

The Times described him as “blessed with a formidable ability to visualise the dizzying rise of technology in the late-20th century”, while The Independent called him a “visionary writer and technologist” who had “turned his focus towards finding solutions for the bigger issues facing the world today”.

The Daily Telegraph said his writings during the 1960s and 1970s were “eerily precognisant, anticipating trends decades before their realisation”, and The New York Times said he had “viewed mankind’s onrushing future with alarm and excitement, and used his considerable fortune to address his concerns”, leading to the creation of the Oxford Martin School.

Click on the links below for a selection of tributes to Dr James Martin.