Lecturer in Animation Theory

  • Academic
  • Professional Practice
Martin Pickles

Martin Pickles studied classics at Oxford University and has an MA in Animation from the Royal College of Art.


He has lectured at a number of British universities and shows his films at animation festivals and galleries around the world. His area of specialism is British animation of the post-war period, out of which he has made two films for the Halas & Batchelor Film Archive and one for the Bob Godfrey Collection.

He is the founder and director of the London Animation Club, a monthly animation screening event, and was a judge at the London International Animation Festival 2018.

He also works as a freelance animator, producing animations for Alain de Botton's School Of Life, Leonard Cheshire, BBC Breakfast, CNN and the Mindfulness In Schools Project.

Martin Pickles