Martin A. Phillips


Martin A. Phillips (Dr) is a well known, much loved and admired older veteran of Special Needs Education in the United Kingdom. He was in his prime an extremely flamboyant character and pioneer who succeeded in bringing the plight of the lack of specialist provision for the education of Dyslexic pupils to the attention of the various Education Authorities in the 1970’s. He was the well known companion of the late Dr Hornsby and also acted as Chairman to the Hornsby Centre Charity. He wrote, administered, lectured and ran the successful distance learning programs, for the majority of the period almost single handed. Later he played a pivotal role in forming CReSTed,The Council for the Registration of Schools Teaching Dyslexic Pupils which still exists today. He appeared in the BBC 2 Television Series Q.E.D. programme ‘Lost for Wurds’ on Dyslexia. He was given a very well deserved PhD by a Kuwaiti University in the 80’s as recognition of his tireless charitable work promoting Special Needs education in the Middle East and Cyprus.