A common theme links all these activities. We work with complicated subjects and problems, we make complex things understandable, and we make tricky issues manageable.
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Martin is a frequent speaker and consultant on global university ranking, as a founder of the QS Quacquarelli Symonds rankings system. For example he spoke at the International Workshop on Performance Management in Beijing in October 2012 and undertook a spell of consultancy work at Fu Jen Catholic University in Taiwan in December 2012. This work forms part of his deep and sustained role as a participant in, observer of and consultant on international systems for university ranking. More on that theme from the obvious tab above.
Martin is also active as a chair and facilitator of major events, for example the recent European Commission Digital Agenda for Europe conference in Vilnius, Lithuania, part of the current Lithuanian presidency of the EU.
Also have a look at Martin’s blog, via the tab above. One recent post is the evidence I drafted on behalf of the Association of British Science Writers to the Leveson Inquiry. An earlier entry explores how our models of the universe depend on technology at the edge of human ability. Will a measurement turn up some time that cannot be explained away? The one before that asked whether universities will be the next bit of public life to suffer shame and derision, following the banks, the politicians and the media. Yet another (despite Martin’s own political stance) celebrates “the Ayn Rand of the inner solar system” on the basis of a great afternoon with the Royal Astronomical Society.
Also see my blog post for details of the media training and communications skills work which I carried out with Wendy Barnaby at the European Grid Initiative Community Forum in Madrid in September 2013, and in Munich a year earlier.
For the green enthusiasts among you, Wendy and I have produced the science content for Grantham Outlook, the annual glossy publication of the Grantham Institute for Climate Change at Imperial College, London, for four years in succession.
And for a quick look at our bizarre hobby of total solar eclipse-spotting, see Martin’s piece on eclipse tourism in the Financial Times, September 29/30 2012.