Jan 24 2019

Martin Wright, 1952 – 2019

Martin Wright

Martin joined LSE Estates Division in 1993 and worked in the post room until 2011, when he took medical retirement due to Parkinson’s disease.

Martin was very well regarded by everyone he came into contact with – he enjoyed long debates on politics, the war and his love of music.

Martin was also a big forerunner for recycling at LSE (many years before it became fashionable)… His home was usually full of bits of timber, old shelves, and many other items found in skips around the School that he “would find a use for”.

He was a gentle gentleman who made a lot of people’s lives just that little bit better for having him in it.

His family have asked that any donations be made Parkinson’s UK in Martin’s name. – Tony Simpson

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6 Responses to Martin Wright, 1952 – 2019

  1. Sue Plater says:

    We were glad to be represented at the funeral today by Rose Harris. With our huge batches of post on deadline days (when all financial support applications were paper) the post team were a key part of our daily office life, and Martin was assigned to us for many years. He was a very popular member of the team – as Tony says a gentle gentleman. We missed him when he retired, and we are very sad to hear of his death. Sue Plater and the FSO team.

    • Nick Byrne says:

      I remember Martin well, he was one of many colleagues at LSE who made a difference by being quiet, efficient, friendly and nice. In the environment of LSE the small touches of everyday humanity were important to me.

  2. Tracy says:

    Too sad. Martin was a lovely guy. He never let his illness define him. I will always remember his cheerful attitude.


    oh I am very sorry to hear this. I remember him very well.

  4. Hazel Johnstone says:

    I am very sorry to hear this. I remember Martin always smiling.

  5. Dina Davaki says:

    So sorry to hear that Martin, the kindest colleague, has left us. Although he retired eight years ago, the memories of our conversations about books, politics and music and his optimism and smile will live on.

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