A portrait of the artist as a young man


Jack King was born in rural Cumbria in December 1988, where he lived until he was 17. He was a practical chap, and his interest in how things work led him to study engineering. In 2010 he graduated from Selwyn College, Cambridge with a degree in Aeronautical Engineering. After graduating, he took a sabbatical, spending time in Cumbria, China and Belgium, working on a variety of projects. In the autumn of 2011 he began to study for a PhD in the School of GeoSciences at the University of Edinburgh, which he completed in December 2014.

Jack King studying for his degree in Cambridge.


Throughout his life, Jack has been a keen participant in a variety of sports, competing in tennis, badminton, lacrosse, athletics, and cycling. He sometimes goes fishing, although entirely non-competitively: just for fun.

More to follow as it happens!

Jack King on his way to not winning a race.


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