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Major donation launches continuing James Martin scholarships at Keble

Wednesday 19 October 2016

Dr James Martin (1933 – 2013) came to Keble in 1952 to study Physics. His impact on the University as Founder of the Oxford Martin School is unrivalled.

The donation will fully endow a DPhil scholarship – The Oxford James Martin Scholarship at Keble –in conjunction with the University Graduate Matched Funding Scheme, and will include an additional award for travel and research costs. The donation will also enable the College to offer a graduate scholarship for an MSc student – The James Martin Graduate Scholarship at Keble.

The scholarships will be awarded to students commencing their studies next academic year 2017-18. Applicants must be intending to study for a DPhil or MSc in MPLS (mathematical, physical and life sciences), Medical Sciences or Environmental Science, and there will be a preference for individuals who are making potential contributions to advances in technology.

Warden, Sir Jonathan Phillips, said …”The College is extremely grateful to Jim’s wife, Lillian, for this most generous gift and her continuing involvement with the College and the University. It is particularly fitting that we are able to announce the donation and the new scholarship awards today, 19th October, which would have been Jim’s 83rd birthday”.

Image: Dr James Martin (1933 – 2013)