About Martyn Bond

Martyn Bond was trained in the BBC as a radio and TV producer before moving to academia to teach European studies, and later to a career as a European civil servant, first in the press office of the Council of Ministers and later running the European Parliament office in London. In the early 1980s he was Berlin correspondent for the BBC, and until recently was Director of a UK think tank. He is a published author on European topics: A Tale of Two Germanys (Atomium Press 1990), The Council of Europe:  History, Politics, Problems (Taylor and Francis, 2013) and An Introduction to the European Convention on Human Rights (Council of Europe Publishing, second edition 2018). He is also editor of several books on European political topics, notably biographies of Eminent Europeans (Greycoat Press, 1992), with extracts serialised in The European on publication.

From 2005 to 2015 he was Visiting Professor at Royal Holloway, University of London. He is currently a Senior Fellow of the Salzburg Seminar on Global Studies, Senior Honorary Fellow at Regent’s University, and on the Advisory Board of the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence at the University of Surrey. He is Patron of the University Association for Contemporary European Studies, a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Linguists and Deputy Chairman of the London Press. He has lectured on training courses at the FCO, and also gives talks on contemporary European issues to U3A and other groups interested in the recent history of Europe. In spare time he likes, fishing, walking and listening to other people’s stories.


European Movement (EM)
London Press Club (LPC)    
Association of European Journalists (AEJ)     
Chartered Institute of Linguists (CIOL)  
University Association for Contemporary European Studies (UACES)  

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