Ged Martin was an undergraduate at Cambridge where he took a First Class Honours degree in History in 1967 and, as a Research Fellow of Magdalene College, completed his PhD in 1972. He was President of the Cambridge Union in 1968 and has written on its history in The Cambridge Union and Ireland, 1815-1914. He was Research Fellow in History at the Australian National University, Canberra, 1972-1977, and Lecturer in History at University College Cork from 1977 to 1983. At the University of Edinburgh, he became the UK”s first Professor of Canadian Studies. He has published widely in Commonwealth history. He delivered the keynote address at the College’s 125th anniversary celebrations, and is the author of Hughes Hall, Cambridge 1885-2010.
Ged Martin was elected to an Honorary Fellowship of Hughes Hall in 2011.