Sir Martin Wood
Sir Martin Wood studied engineering at Cambridge University and Imperial College, and came to Oxford University to work in the Department of Physics. He co-founded Oxford Instruments plc. with his wife, and devoted a lot of time to developing high tech industry within the county, particularly companies formed to capitalise on university-based research. Always interested in forestry and conservation, he now devotes most of my time to these subjects and, in particular, how to manage our forests in ways which produce most usable timber, compatible with wildlife conservation and social benefits. He is a patron of the Earth Trust and the Oxford Trust.