Laurence Martin

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Sir Laurence Woodward Martin DL (born 30 July 1928) is a former Vice-Chancellor of Newcastle University.

Career[edit]

Educated at St Austell Grammar School, Christ's College, Cambridge and Yale University, Martin joined the Royal Air Force as a Flying Officer in 1948.[1] He became Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Wales in 1966.[2] He was appointed Professor of War Studies at King's College, London in 1968, Vice-Chancellor of Newcastle University in 1978 and Director of the Royal Institute of International Affairs in 1991.[1] In 1981 he gave the Reith Lectures on the theme The Two-Edged Sword.[2]

He was appointed Deputy Lieutenant of Tyne and Wear in 1987.[2]

Works[edit]

  • Considerations affecting an extension of the test ban, 1966

References[edit]

Academic offices
Preceded by
Sir Michael Howard
Head of Department of War Studies, KCL
1968–1978
Succeeded by
Wolf Mendl
Preceded by
Henry Miller
Vice-Chancellor of the University of Newcastle upon Tyne
1978–1990
Succeeded by
James Wright