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Middlesex University

“We are delighted to be part of the Pathways Project, enabling and encouraging BAME students to become successful children’s Illustrators. At Middlesex University we value diversity and inclusivity and are therefore eager to support this exciting and innovative project.”


Meet the Middlesex University team involved with Pathways.

Martin Ursell

MA and BA Illustration Programme Leader

Martin Ursell has illustrated many books for children including the award winning Song of Pentecost by W.J.Corbett. He has illustrated stories by Roald Dahl, Marina Warner,Ted Hughes, Pippa Goodhart, Terry Jones and Dick King Smith. Martin was a regular illustrator for the children's TV programme Jackanory, and his own story, Hairy Hairy, was televised by the BBC.
Martin has written two books about illustration including Illustrating Children's Books, already in it's third edition. He is programme leader for the Children's Book illustration and Graphic Novels MA at Middlesex University and joint programme leader for the illustration BA.
He is currently working on an epic three part graphic retelling of the Reynard the Fox stories that date back a millennium.