Martin has lectured on both the post-graduate and undergraduate courses in the History Department at the University of Reading, and the University of Lodz in Poland. In both establishments he supervised PhD and MPhil students. Formerly the Director of the Research Centre for Evacuee and War Child Studies which he established in 1997, he is now a Research Fellow and Honorary Life Fellow at the University of Reading.
In 2005, he established a new BA module in the School of History called ‘War Children of the 20th Century’, the only one of its kind in the UK, and a unique MA module on the comparative study of European evacuation schemes. Over time he has carried out research into the establishment and effect of Evacuee Camp Schools, UK War Babies 1938-45 and, in collaboration with the University of Helsinki, the long-term effects of war-child separation, research which is presently being applied to the effects that the deployment to war zones of close family members has on many service children and on migrant children entering Europe. In addition, he has been given access to the closed wartime files in the Northern Ireland Record office and is investigating the Evacuation of Belfast and Londonderry 1939-45.
The programme for the event is as follows
1015-1050 Coffee in Officers’ Mess
1100-1200 Presentation in the Station Conference Room
1200-1245 Complimentary Drinks in the Officers’ Mess
1245-1430 Lunch including wine in the Officers’ Mess
By 1500 Guests depart
Tickets are £35 each including lunch