Journalist

Yuri Gagarin statue Moscow

Martin Ince is a journalist with a broad base of experience in science, technology, education, policy, the environment and other fields.

Martin is Past President of the Association of British Science Writers and a member of the National Union of Journalists. He was finance director of the World Conference of Science Journalists in 2009 and was a member of the former finance committee of the World Federation of Science Journalists.

He was on the staff of the Times Higher Education Supplement from 1989 to 2002, successively as science correspondent, news editor and deputy editor. In 1994 he launched the paper on the World Wide Web.

Before joining the THES he was features editor of The Engineer magazine and technology editor of Engineering Today, and deputy editor of Freight Management magazine.

He has also written during his career for The Times, the New Scientist, the Observer, The Financial Times, The Economist, Astronomy Now, BBC Sky at Night magazine, Science et Vie, The Independent (Dublin), The Australian, Straits Times, University World News, European Space Report (former UK correspondent) and many others. Peer-reviewed journals in which his work has appeared include Scientometrics, Prometheus and the Cambridge Journal of Education.

He has made over 100 radio and TV appearances and is resident astronomy expert at BBC Radio Suffolk.

As a youth in the 1970s and 1980s he was heavily involved in Undercurrents magazine, promoting truths then regarded as outlandish and now horribly obvious, for example that fossil fuels might not be a throughly good thing. His ally Chris Squire has now generously archived the lot. The book that grew from it all, Radical Technology, was the subject of a 2016 40th anniversary conference in Bristol, and you can see more here.