Martin is a retired school history teacher and helped design, develop and write textbooks and resources for the OCR GCSE units on migration.
He was on the advisory board for the current Migration Museum ‘Departures’ exhibition and for the ‘Our Migration Story’ website created by the Runnymede Trust, with whom he is currently collaborating on webinars for the NEU covering histories of race, migration and empire. He is an Honorary Fellow of the Schools History Project and the Historical Association.
He is currently an active volunteer with the human rights education charity Journey to Justice. “Migration is the history of all of us. The story of ordinary people moving into and out of these islands in search of work, safety, family, adventure or opportunity has shaped every key moment in our history. Not only is it essential for students to understand the British story, but it helps them to see their own place in it.”