Dr Paul Martin

Associate Tutor



Paul Martin is a former tutor in public history at adult education institution, Ruskin College, Oxford (1997-2012). He taught on both pre-university entrance Cert H.E and post graduate M.A in Public History courses to students aged between 18 and 80. He is also co-editor (with Hilda Kean) of  The Public History Reader (Routledge, 2013). He has been a tutor on The MA in Museum Studies by Distance Learning since its inception. He has also lectured elsewhere such as to young in-service personnel on the Victoria & Albert Museum’s own education programme

Career History

Paul has worked in the social history departments of several museums (e.g. Herbert Art Gallery & Museum Coventry, Brighton Museum & Art Gallery) In 1993 he won a competitive bursary to study for a funded PhD at the School of Museum Studies around issues of popular collecting. Having gained his doctorate in 1997, Paul continued to act as a visiting lecturer in Material Culture and contemporary collecting studies which also resulted in him becoming a distance learning tutor with the university.

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