I was born on the 28th June 1983 in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire (map).
Aged six weeks, I moved to Crawley, a town with around 85 000 inhabitants in West Sussex, England. It was one of several 'New Towns' built about 50 years ago to take the population strain off London.
I attended Hazelwick School in Crawley where I took part in the Duke of Edinburgh's Award Scheme, gaining my Gold Award in 2000.
Whilst at Hazelwick, I founded a successful football predictions competition called Fantasy FA Cup which I ran until 2006.
I studied Maths at Downing College, Cambridge, and had three hugely fun years at Downing, rising to the heady heights of President of the Cambridge University Quiz Society and Communications Officer of Downing JCR. I graduated in June 2004 shortly before my 21st birthday.
After finishing my contract I travelled round Asia for a few months before moving to Shanghai, China.
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